All parents want the best for their baby, but that doesn't mean you need to blow your budget on the most expensive baby gear. Consumer advocate Alan Fields and wife Denise Fields, co-authors of Baby Bargains, Baby 411, and Toddler Bargains, have been helping new parents find deals and steals on bab
There’s nothing more adorable than a picture of a happy baby contentedly smearing food on his face -- and everywhere else. (Until it’s time to clean up, of course.) Starting your baby on solid food can be fun, playful, and messy! For some parents, introducing solid foods can also be confusing. When
You enjoy breastfeeding, but you’ve also started dreaming about sleeping through the night again. Or going back to work. Maybe both. That means one thing: It’s probably time to give your child her first baby bottle. Maybe the bottle will contain breast milk, or maybe you’ll be switching over to baby
Bringing your newborn home from the hospital can be an exciting but nerve-wracking time. Although you no longer have the helpful hands of the maternity ward nurses, you don’t have to go it alone. Having outside help can be a blessing. Here’s what you need to know about hiring an in-home baby care pr
Are you considering storing your baby’s your cord blood? Or donating it to a bank? Here are a few things to know.
Cord blood is rich in stem cells, which can be used in place of bone marrow stem cells to treat more than 80 life-threatening diseases. “Cord blood transplants are increasingly needed to
By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Sept. 9 (HealthDay News) -- Commercial baby foods don't meet infants' dietary needs when they are weaning, according to a new study. That's because commercial foods are predominately sweet foods that provide little extra nutritional benefit over breast or
Sept. 9, 2013 -- About 200,000 bottles of Motrin Infants formula, which is used to treat fever and aches and pains in children 2 years old and younger, are being recalled because they may contain tiny plastic particles, Johnson & Johnson says. The recall covers three lots of Motrin Infants' Drops Or
By Brenda Goodman HealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, Aug. 26 (HealthDay News) -- Most breast-feeding moms can safely take the medications and vaccines they need, without fear they'll harm a nursing infant, according to a new report from a leading group of U.S. pediatricians. The report, from the American Ac
By Denise Mann HealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, July 29 (HealthDay News) -- Mothers can add higher child IQ to the list of benefits associated with breast-feeding: New research shows that the longer a new mom breast-feeds up to one year, the greater the benefit on her baby's intelligence. Babies who were
Is your baby bothered by diaper rash? There are lots of things you can do to prevent and treat this problem, says pediatrician Laura Jana, MD, co-author of Heading Home With Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality.
There are two main causes of diaper rash: contact irritation and yeast. Contact irritatio