Newborn Care

A newborn baby can feel small and fragile. Learn how to care for your newborn and find out what to do if your baby has colic, jaundice, or an umbilical hernia.

Science Proves You Can't Hold Your Baby Too Much

A new study shows that cuddling your baby (early and often!) has huge benefits when it comes to brain development, especially for preemies.

10 Things to Know About Newborns

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

Baby Shopping Guide

Going shopping for new items for your baby? Here are the must-haves (and the don't-needs) to help you shop smart.

Signs Your Baby Has Gas and How to Treat It

Babies are naturally gassy, but you can take preventive measures to keep your little one comfortable. Find out how.

Gas in Breastfed Babies

Is your diet causing gas in your baby? Find out how what you eat may affect your breastfeeding little one.

How to Treat Baby's First Fever

Fever in infants can be scary, but don't panic, mama! Read all about baby temperature, and find out how to safely treat your child's first fever.

Best Baby Soaps and Shampoos

When it comes to keeping your baby clean, there's a dizzying array of options to choose from, whether it's baby soaps, shampoos, or body washes. So how do you pick the best one? We've selected 13 top bath products you can feel good about using on your little one. Whether you're looking for an organic wash, a soapless cleanser, or a 2-in-1 product, there's something here for every mom and baby.

Quiz: Test Your Newborn Care IQ

Congratulations! You've got a new member of your family who requires lots of love and special care. How much do you know about diapering, bathing, and feeding your newborn? Take our quiz and find out.

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What Does Contact Dermatitis Look Like on a Baby?

There are two types of contact dermatitis: irritant contact dermatitis and allergic contact dermatitis. Find out how to identify and treat both skin conditions and when you should call the doctor.

When to Worry: Food Allergies

It can be hard to notice food-allergy symptoms in babies. Here's how to tell if your newborn could be suffering from one.

5 Ways You're Cleaning Your Baby Wrong

From the very first wipedown to the nightly bath, Ari Brown, M.D., founder of 411 Pediatrics and the author of Expecting 411, Baby 411, and Toddler 411, explains what you may be doing wrong.

This May Be the Ultimate Secret to Calming a Crying Baby

The simple hold maneuver shown in this video may be the secret to calming a crying baby.

Baby Burping: What You Should Know

Why do babies need to burp? And is burping after feeding really important? Our baby burping primer answers these questions and explains what causes gas in Baby's belly -- and how to prevent it.

All About Baby Allergies

Identifying and treating baby's allergies -- or is it a cold?

The Best Remedies for Gas & Reflux

Here's how to ease baby's tummy discomfort when she's having trouble with digestion.

A New Mom's First 6 Weeks

Everybody gets through the first few weeks with baby, and so will you. Here's how one mom made it.

10 Newborn Worries (Not to Fret About)

There are plenty of things to pay attention to after your baby is born. Here are some things you don't need to put on that list.

What to Expect at Baby's First Doctor Appointment

Are you a little nervous to take your newborn to her first doctor appointment? Don't fret. We'll help you with what questions to ask, what paperwork to remember, who to bring along, and what Baby needs.

How to Soothe a Crying Baby

Harvey Karp, M.D. explains how to turn a crying cutie into a sleeping beauty.

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.

Quiz: Test Your Newborn Knowledge

Getting to know your newborn can be challenging. Take our quiz and find how much you know about the body and mind of your newborn.

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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.

Should You Let People Kiss Your Baby? One Mom Doesn't Think So

One baby's harrowing battle with the herpes simplex 1 virus is making some new parents reconsider just how close visitors should get to their newborns.

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