Babies

Welcome to motherhood -- get ready for the ride of your life! Learn how to care for your baby, and let our experts resolve any problems with breastfeeding, diapering, and sleep. Track your baby's development with our growth chart and milestone tracker. Stay informed about the best baby gear and latest product recalls.

Daycare Costs More Than Rent for Many Families

The crazy cost of daycare may explain why more moms are staying home.

Teach Your Baby to Sleep (In Just 7 Days)

Are you a slave to the baby monitor? Breaking your child's bad sleep habits is one of the most important things you can do for his health -- and yours.

5 Sleep-Through-the-Night Strategies

Tired of your baby staying awake late into the night? Learn how to get him (and you!) a good night's sleep with these baby sleep solutions.

12 Things No One Ever Tells You About Babies

Dirty diapers? Yes. Sleepless nights? Of course. A pimply, pointy-headed newborn -- what's up with that? Let us clue you in on the biggest surprises about little babies.

Festive Baby Shower Games

Fun baby shower games do exist! We consulted shower-planning pros (and got creative) to find the best baby shower games and activities around. Your guests will actually want to play them!

Baby Fever Strikes The Bachelor's Erica Rose and Ashley Salter

These two Bachelor alums just announced they're expecting their first babies!

How to Relieve Baby's Gas

When your baby is gassy, he may need some help to ease the pressure. Try one or all of these soothing steps to relieve baby's gas.

Christmas Before and After Kids: What It's Really Like

Everything changes once you have kids, including the way you celebrate the holidays. Gift wrapping and decorating will never be the same once you have a little elf!

What Does Whooping Cough Sound Like?

Pertussis, or whooping cough, is a bacterial respiratory infection that might look like a cold at first. Learn more about the symptoms of this serious condition and when you should worry.

Constipation in Babies: Signs, Causes, and Cures

If your newborn is having difficulty pooping, she could be constipated. Find out what to look for and how to help.

Decoding Baby's Cough

What does that wheezing, hacking, or barking mean?

10 Things to Know About Newborns

Here are a few basics you need to know about your new arrival.

Different Types of Rashes

Rashes develop when the skin is irritated by allergic reactions to bacteria, viruses, foods, metals, and other factors. Read about different rashes to prevent and treat them.

Understanding Baby Sleep: 4-6 Months

Congratulations! You've made it through the worst of the sleepless nights and are ready to move into establishing a bedtime routine for baby. A full night of sleep is within your reach!

This Mom Breastfed Her Baby While Exercising--and People Are Freaking Out

A proud husband's photo of his wife working out while breastfeeding has sparked controversy on Facebook.

C-Section Babies May Benefit From a Simple Swab

A study suggests a simple swab could offer C-section babies protective benefits similar to those received during a vaginal delivery.

Getting A New Baby To Sleep Through The Night

Baby sleep whisperer Ingrid Prueher meets Eric and Laura, whose baby will only go to sleep when her mother rocks her, and sleeps in a portable rocker. Ingrid shows them how to break bad bedtime habits and get the baby to sleep through the night.

Early Signs of Autism

This video from the Kennedy Krieger Institute, in Baltimore, features three children who show early signs of autism spectrum disorder playing with toys and interacting and communicating with others. It compares the footage on each of these children to that of typical children in the same situations. It helps parents to articulate to their pediatrician any behaviors that concern them, says Rebecca Landa, Ph.D., director of the Center for Autism and Related Disorders.

Baby Sign Language: Starter Signs

Ready to learn baby sign language? Begin with these eight commonly used words.

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