Childrens Health and Parenting - Baby

What's Your Baby Thinking?

The infant mind could be the "most powerful learning machine in the universe."

Baby on Board: Be Car-Seat-Safety Savvy

While seven out of 10 children are improperly restrained, using child safety seats the right way could reduce fatal injury by 71 percent for infants and 54 percent for toddlers ages 1 through 4.

Skull Deformities in Infants

Most babies' misshapen heads round out within the first few weeks after birth, but some do not and require intervention.

How to Save a Child's Life

Here is choking first aid that everyone should know.

The Flu: What to Watch Out for

On average 5 to 20 percent of the U.S. populations gets the flu and more than 200, 000 people are hospitalized from flu-related complications. How to avoid and treat the flu.

Preventing a Milk Protein Allergy

It may be too late for you to eliminate your milk protein allergies, but one study says it might not be too late for your newborn baby.

How to Encourage Cognitive Development in Kids

Playing hide and seek isn't just fun for young children, it's good for their brains. Though toddlers develop cognitively at a faster pace than infants, brain development is an ongoing process that begins before birth.

Trusted Asthma Tips

We asked parents of children with asthma to give us their best asthma-care tips. From freezing your pillows to sharing a written action plan with your school, moms responded with creative, take-charge solutions.

5 Common Congenital Heart Defects

Congenital cardiovascular defects, ranging from mild to severe, occur in about one percent of all live births, or approximately eight out of every 1,000 births, and are the most common congenital malformation in newborns.

Celiac Disease: Is Your Child At Increased Risk?

Did you know that if your child was born by caesarean section, she could be at increased risk for celiac disease?

What You Can Do to Prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Sudden infant death syndrome. It s every parent s worst nightmare. A seemingly healthy baby dies suddenly without explanation--leaving the family stricken with grief and confusion. See how you can prevent this tragedy.

Dad Can Get Postpartum Depression Too

Think that only new moms can get depression after childbirth? New research says it's not that simple.

5 Itchy Rashes

Though they look disturbing and make your child uncomfortable, childhood rashes are very common and can be caused by a number of factors. The good news is that many of them are easy to treat and won t put your child in any danger.

5 Ways Music Benefits Kids

When your child sings along with her favorite song, she s probably enjoying herself a great deal as she exercises her vocal chords. But did you know that engaging in music can also help make her smarter, calmer, and happier, too?

Can You Teach Your Child Empathy?

You can teach your child empathy. But you might be surprised by exactly how this quality is passed on, and also what it means for your youngster's well being.

10 Common Causes of Death for Children

While some of these untimely losses are caused by serious conditions such as cancer, birth defects and other illnesses, other deaths are accidental in nature and in many cases could have been prevented with some extra effort.

What You Should Know about Kids and Fiber

You probably know that fiber is important to your health. But did you know that this is true for your children, too? Everyone needs to eat an adequate amount of fiber to keep their bodies and digestion functioning at their very best. But the recommended amount for best results can vary, depending on age and gender, too.

Is Your Child Getting Enough Sleep?

Whether you're a parent to a baby, toddler, tween, or all three, knowing how much they should be sleeping can be challenging.

The Pros and Cons of Circumcision

Find out whether or not circumcision is the right choice for your baby.

Babyproofing 101

A go-to guide for keeping your baby safe in your home.

Could Your Child Have Lactose Intolerance?

Find out how lactose intolerance works, and how it can be managed.

Nursing: How it Benefits You and Your Baby

You ve probably heard that breastfeeding has many benefits to offer your baby. But did you also know that this practice is good for you, too?

What's the Safest Baby Cold Treatment?

How can you treat your little one's cold while keeping her safe at the same time?

Children's Vaccines 101

Learn how immunizations work and why it's so important to vaccinate your child.

Timing Birth to Reduce Newborn Asthma

Timing is everything.

Should You Fire Your Pediatrician?

No parent wants to take chances when it comes to their child's health. Find out whether you should dismiss your doctor and start shopping around.

8 Organic Must-Haves for Your Baby or Toddler

Choosing organic products for your little one isn t about being chic or getting a green award. It's simply another way to keep her safe and healthy.

How Safe is Melamine for Children?

In 2008 at least six infants in China died and 300,000 other babies became ill after drinking milk that contained melamine. Traces of the chemical were found in infant formula, milk powder and soy products exported from China.

10 Strangest Baby Names Ever

Some parents may find names like Emily and Ethan too commonplace, but they might want to think twice before choosing one of these monikers.

17 Things You Should Always Tell the Babysitter

Follow these guidelines to help protect your children--and ensure your own peace of mind.