Baby Development: Your 7-Month-Old
Learn what baby milestones you can expect from your 7-month-old baby in WebMD's Baby Month-by-Month Guide.
Baby Nutrition in the First Year: What to Feed Your Baby Now
This nutrition chart from WebMD shows what solid foods your baby should be eating at each stage of the first year and how to prepare them.
What Baby Skin Care Products Does Your Newborn Need?
WebMD tells you which skin care products you should have on hand for your newborn - and which ones to avoid.
Lipodystrophy is a problem with the way your body uses and stores fat. Inherited types affect babies and kids. It changes the way they look and causes serious complications.
Colic - Home Treatment
You may prevent some crying episodes related to colic by developing a strong emotional bond with your baby, which helps both of you to feel more secure and calm. Once your baby has started to cry, use comforting and soothing techniques to try to shorten the episode or decrease its intensity. Certain preventive measures may also help. Colic usually peaks when your baby is between 6 and 8 weeks of .
Health and Safety, Birth to 2 Years - Safety Measures Around the Home
From birth to age 2, children depend on parents and caregivers for their safety. Safety issues change and increase rapidly in number as newborns grow into toddlers. It is important to consider your child's physical and mental development when evaluating current and future hazards. Although close supervision is important, it is not realistic to think that you can watch your child's every move. In .
Health and Safety, Birth to 2 Years - Parent Self-Care
Gaining confidence Many parents wonder whether they are equipped to handle the responsibility of keeping their child safe. You will likely feel more confident if you are alert, taking all the precautions you can, and know how to respond to emergencies.Learn first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Classes usually are offered through your local hospital or fire department.Read and learn .
Premature Infant - The Premature Newborn
A premature infant's health at birth is influenced by numerous factors, including: Gestational age at birth.Weight at birth. Maternal illness and medical treatment during pregnancy, which can have an effect on the fetus.Congenital birth defects.Most infants born at 36 and 37 weeks' gestation are mature enough to be discharged from the hospital with the mother. Many premature infants, however, are
Colic - Topic Overview
What is colic?All babies cry, but sometimes a baby will cry for hours at a time, no matter what you do. This extreme type of crying in a baby between 3 weeks and 3 months of age is called colic. While it is upsetting for parents and caregivers, colic is normal for some babies. Doctors usually diagnose colic when a healthy baby cries harder than expected in a “3” pattern: more than 3 hours a da
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) - Topic Overview
What is sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS)?Sometimes a baby who seems healthy dies during sleep. This is called sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS. SIDS is also known as crib death. In most cases, a parent or caregiver puts the baby down to sleep and returns later to find the baby has died. It’s no one’s fault. SIDS can happen even when you do everything right. Although SIDS is rare, it is