Your Baby's Development

Learn about feeding, sleeping habits, baby care, safety, and many other topics concerning your baby's development. ... read more »

Infants Should Have Breast Milk for First Six Months

“You have to give your baby a bottle of water every day or he will die!” I will never forget hearing the woman in the subway wailing that sentiment to a young mother trying to subtly breastfeed her tiny newborn. ... read more »

Nasal vs. Oral: Feeding Tube Placement in Early or Small Infants

Feeding tube placement in preterm and/or low birth weight infants is crucial to comfort and overall health. Nasal tubes can interfere with proper breathing and respiration while oral tubes are more likely to cause irritation or become displaced during hospitalization. ... read more »

Breastfeed 6 Months for $320?

The life-long value of breastfeeding to both mother and child is continuously confirmed with medical studies conducted around the world. Even so, many mothers are reluctant to take on the challenge. ... read more »

Breastfeeding Could be a Life Saver

According to a new report published by Save the Children, if all mothers chose to breastfeed immediately after birth more than 800,000 infant lives could be saved every year. ... read more »

Baby Food Lacking Nutritional Content Infants Need

According to research completed in 2012, the majority of commercial baby food is sweet and lacking the nutrition infants need when weaning from the breast. ... read more »

Newborn and Baby Checklist

With baby gear like car seats, cribs, onesies, bathing supplies and so much else on the list, how are you supposed to keep track of all the other things going on in your baby's life? We can help. ... read more »

Is Baby Food Healthy for Baby?

With all the talk about skipping processed foods to improve health, many mothers are thinking twice about picking up those tiny jars of baby food. ... read more »

How Long Can I Breastfeed Exclusively?

One of the hottest topics of debate in the breastfeeding community over the last decade has been about when to introduce solid foods. ... read more »

How Can Dad be a Part of Breastfeeding?

You may have noticed some gentle looks of sadness coming from your husband from the moment you started breastfeeding. Though many husbands fail to admit it, they sometimes feel lost by the idea that they have no part in the feeding process. ... read more »

Top 5 Toddler Food Choking Hazards

It’s pretty exciting when your toddler begins to eat solid food, but eating solid foods also comes with new trials like picky eating and unfortunately, choking hazards. ... read more »

When to Introduce Spicy Foods to Your Baby

Especially if you come from a culture where spicy flavors are commonplace, you’re probably wondering if it’s okay to introduce your newborn to these flavors. While a baby’s digestive system is delicate, spicy food isn’t necessarily harmful. ... read more »

Handling Baby Eczema

I had heard of eczema, but never on little babies. What is baby eczema and how could mothers take care of it so they aren’t stuck with baby albums full of splotchy red babies? ... read more »

How to Make a Food-Refuser Eat His Food

As an adult, it’s difficult to understand a food refusal problem in infants. My nephew recently started clenching his mouth shut when his mom tries to feed him, and she’s concerned that he isn’t getting enough nutrition. ... read more »

Why Your Infant is Too Sweet for Honey

When I opened my daycare a few years back, the regulations stated that I could not serve honey. I was puzzled by this. Why in the world would honey be bad for babies? Honey is all natural, if you buy it organic, and it’s one food that will never go bad. ... read more »

Is Strict Scheduling Healthy for Babies?

It is really healthy to keep a newborn on a strict schedule for eating and sleeping? ... read more »

Why Baby Foods Aren’t Suitable for Weaning

Many babies go safely from breast milk straight to solid foods with no trouble. A recent study supports this method and suggests that parents should try a strict milk-based diet until their little ones are ready for solid food. ... read more »

Why You May Want to Hold Off on Table Food a Bit Longer

What, then, is the benefit of offering table foods to tiny infants? Do these foods offer nutritional benefits that they aren’t getting from breast milk? If there aren’t any benefits, are there potential dangers? ... read more »

How Many Types of Baby Bottles Could There Possibly Be?

Baby bottles are still one of the most prevalent symbols for babies. I had to question myself: how many types of baby bottles could there possibly be, and does it really make a difference? ... read more »

The Dangers of Introducing Solid Foods Too Soon

Whenever I babysat for my sisters when my nieces were still infants, I was always glad that the only feeding I had to do was through a bottle or with liquid food of some kind because I was terrified that they would choke and I wouldn’t know what to do. ... 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 »

3 Strategies for Introducing New Foods to Picky Eaters

When you child starts to eat solid foods, you may come to find that they are picky eaters. There are some ways to combat picky eating and parents everywhere have developed strategies to help their babies and toddlers learn to accept and eventually eat food they initially disdain. ... read more »

How to Make Homemade Baby Food

Several of my friends decided to try their hand at making their own baby food when their children started to switch from milk and formula to solid foods. ... read more »