Baby & Postpartum

Whiskey is Risky: No Alcohol for Teething Baby

When a baby is teething, that pain is all over his or her mouth. Every tooth is poking its way up through the gums slowly, which is why your baby will be cranky and irritated through the teething process. ... read more »

Why Your Baby Always Holds Your Hand

Have you ever visited a baby and felt like the favorite when he or she grabbed onto your finger lovingly? This happened to me recently when I met my husband’s nephew for the first time. ... read more »

Newborns and Nail Salons

On a recent shopping trip with my family I walked past a nail salon and nonchalantly looked inside. There, sitting on her mother’s lap, was a tiny little newborn dressed in pink. The mother was having a pedicure. Her newborn looked no more than a few weeks old. ... read more »

How to Tell if Baby’s Clothes are Too Tight

If your baby is having a screaming fit, check to see how tight his or her clothes are. Often, babies are uncomfortable, and it can be difficult for parents to gauge how tight the clothing must feel. ... read more »

What is a Baby's Moro Reflex?

If anything were to happen to your baby, he or she would be one hundred percent helpless. It’s a sad realization, but human babies have very few defenses and without your supervision, they are extremely vulnerable. ... read more »

An Unexpected Risk of Feeding a Baby Who is Laying Flat

It can take time for you to learn how to properly position your baby while feeding him. Especially if you’re breastfeeding, you’ll need to find a position where both you and your baby are comfortable. ... read more »

Is Baby Getting Enough Vitamin D?

For the most part, your breast milk is packed with nutrients for your baby. When you first begin breastfeeding, the milk is going to be thicker because it is essentially a shot of immunoglobins for your baby. ... read more »

Does Your Baby Have Cold Feet?

What does it mean if your baby's feet are always cold? ... read more »

The Cure For Grunting Baby Syndrome

If your doctor tells you that your infant is suffering from grunting baby syndrome, you might have to refrain from laughing out loud. While your baby certainly has been grunting a lot, you probably didn’t expect his diagnosis to be so simple. ... read more »

Will Your Baby Have Dimples?

Let’s face it — dimples are adorable. When a little kid smiles with those expressive indentations on both cheeks, it’s hard not smile yourself from the innocence and sweetness you see. ... read more »

Are Camera Flashes Harmful to a Baby’s Eyes?

Though my mom was thrilled to have so many photos of me in different outfits, she did admit recently that she used to worry about my eyesight. I was exposed to the bright, powerful flash very early. ... read more »

Will Your Baby’s Eyes Stay Blue?

I come from a blue-eyed, brown-haired family. Every person in my immediate lineage —cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents — has blue eyes and curly brown hair. ... read more »

Are Pickles the Perfect Baby Snack?

Today my sister-in-law sent a video of her four-month-old son eating a pickle as a snack. The video was absolutely adorable. He is just on the verge of short words (he’s a very fast learner), so he was cooing as he nibbled on the pickle proudly. ... read more »

Alcohol and Breastfeeding

Is it true that alcohol can get into the breastmilk if you drink while nursing? ... read more »

What a Newborn Baby Really Looks Like at Birth

It may be surprising for many parents to see their newborn the first time - wet and red, with a long head, and screaming - nothing at all like they had imagined. ... read more »

What Are The Odds Of My Baby Having A Specific Eye Color?

Whether your baby will have blue eyes, green eyes, or any other combination depends mostly on the parents' eye color and genetics. ... read more »

What to Do If Your Baby Eats Mold

Have you ever eaten half a sandwich only to realize the bread you’re munching on has mold on it? The feeling is gut wrenching. Usually, we can’t taste the mold enough to notice as we begin our meal, so we are caught totally off guard when we see the white spots. ... read more »

What Is the Apgar Score?

The Apgar score is named after a New York anesthesiologist, Dr. Virginia Apgar, who in 1952 described the score as a means to assess the baby's status 1 and 5-minutes after birth. Learn what it means for your baby. ... read more »

How to Cut a Newborn's Nails

Cutting a newborn baby's nails can cause anxiety for a parent as they do not want to hurt their baby. ... read more »

Caring for Your Baby's Umbilical Cord

Learn all about how to care for your baby's umbilical cord. ... read more »

Umbilical Cord Information

The umbilical cord is a narrow, tube-like structure that connects the developing baby (also referred to, in medical terms, as the fetus) to the placenta and transports blood and nutrients between the fetus and the placenta. ... read more »

Childhood Diseases and Infections

In the 20th century, vaccines have made many childhood infections and illnesses rare. However, there are still many that occur, ranging from common infections like croup to strange ailments like Kawasaki disease. ... read more »

How to Change a Baby Diaper

There are ways to make the diaper changing process easier than most people think that it is. While nothing makes diapers fun to change, preparation and planning can make the task more simple. ... read more »

How to Handle Teething

Teething makes for a cranky baby, and therefore cranky parents. Luckily there are some time tested methods and some new technologies that help the teething process break though. ... read more »

How to Keep Up Romance With a Newborn Baby

To keep the romance in your relationship after a newborn baby arrives, one must change the notion of romance. ... read more »

When Can a Baby Fly? Is It Safe Flying With a Newborn Baby?

When can a baby fly? Flying with a newborn baby infant is extremely stressful and asking about when a baby can fly is among the most important questions for new parents. ... read more »

How to Cloth Diaper Correctly

By following the directions of using cloth diapers, one can find a healthy and green way to diaper their baby without too much difficulty. ... read more »

How to Find the Best Baby Products

Finding the best baby products can be a challenge. There are a few things that one should consider when looking for the best baby products and how to best find them. ... read more »

How to Gear Up For a Newborn Baby

By having the right gear for your new baby, caring for him/her can be a simple matter of simply providing for his/her needs. If you do not have the right gear, it can be a frustrating battle to attempt to get the gear while handling a screaming baby. ... read more »

How to Choose the Perfect Baby Name

Naming your baby is a very personal decision, and one that your baby must live with for the rest of his or her life. While there is no set of rules regarding naming your baby, there are suggestions that one might follow. The biggest suggestion is common sense.  ... read more »

How to Eliminate Baby Poop Diaper Pail Odors

For most people, baby poop diaper smell in the pail, a combination of old, stale baby urine and poop, is the worst part of having a baby. ... read more »

How to Budget the Baby's First Year

Learning to budget for the baby's first year can ease stress and help one avoid going into serious debt. ... read more »

How to Be a Good Mother to Your Baby

Being a good mother does not begin when the baby is born, it starts the moment that the baby is conceived. ... read more »

How to Be a Good Father to Your Baby

Being a good father to your baby is not as daunting as it can seem. With a little common sense and a good sense of commitment, it can be one of the most rewarding things that one has ever done. ... read more »

How to Deal with Diaper Rash

Diaper rash is a painful condition in which the skin that is covered by a baby's diaper is red and inflamed from the constant contact of the diaper. ... read more »

How to Change a Baby Girl's Diaper

Changing a girl’s diaper is not as difficult changing a boy’s diaper. Yet, changing a girl’s diaper has its own set of challenges. ... read more »

How to Calm a Newborn Baby

Knowing how to calm down your screaming newborn can bring much relief to both you and your baby. After all, everyone knows how essential sleep is for an infant, and parents need it too. ... read more »

How to Bathe Your Baby Safely

Bathing a baby is an important activity. It allows for some great bonding time but also requires a lot of preparation. ... read more »

FAQs on Bathing Your Baby

Everything you need to know about bathing your baby! ... read more »

How to Bathe a Fussy Baby

Bathing your baby can actually make her/him calmer. ... read more »

How to Help Someone Who Has Lost a Baby

Parents who've lost a child describe it as the lowest form of misery imaginable. Mostbereaved parents just don't know who to turn to for solace or how to ask for help. ... read more »

How to Entertain a Newborn Baby

A baby at this young age does not have interest in expensive toys or electronics, the most entertaining thing to them is your attention. Entertaining your young baby takes patience and time but it is easily one of the best parts of being a parent. ... read more »

Popular 100 Baby Names For The Year 2011

The table below shows the most popular baby names for the year 2011 both for boys and girls. ... read more »

Hair Loss Postpartum

A drop in hormones as your body returns to normal after delivery will likely cause you to lose some of your hair. Find out what causes the hair loss, what you can do about it, and how long you can expect it to last. ... read more »

Newborn and Infant Growth Charts

A newborn baby and infant growth chart is usually used to asssess whether your baby is growing normally or not. The newborn and baby growth chart gives complete picture of your child's growth. ... read more »

The Concerning Signs of Bad Childcare, Babysitter or Nanny

Below are some of the signs that should concern you about problems with childcare, nanny, or babysitter: ... read more »

Preventing Infant Death: New Guidelines

There is no more endearing a sight than a peacefully sleeping baby! But many parents worry about their baby's health and in particular the worst case scenario: infant death. New comprehensive guidelines from The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) give parents advice on reduce the risk. ... read more »

Losing Baby Fat Quickly After Delivery

During pregnancy, the female body stores fat for later use. This is natural and in place in order to ensure there is enough fat on the female body to maintain lactation after the baby is born. ... read more »

Frenotomy Frenulotomy and Frenectomy

A frenotomy which is also known as a frenectomy, frenulectomy, or frenulotomy is the removal of a frenulum, a small fold of tissue that prevents an organ in the body from moving too far. ... read more »

When Can We Take the Newborn Baby Outside the House?

It is not true that the baby must stay home for 2-4 weeks or longer after birth. No matter how often someone has told you that you cannot take the baby outside the house for many weeks after delivery, it's not true. As long as your baby is healthy, going outside and getting some light or fresh air can be great. Not only for the baby, but also for mom and dad. ... read more »

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