Babies and toddlers need lots of sleep, playtime, and love. They also need a parent who can carry on a conversation, and that doesn't mean baby talk. Vocabulary and communication skills should start early in life, with a steady stream of meaningful dialogue. Moms and dads need to make talking and bu
By Carrie Myers HealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, June 1, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Breast-feeding -- even for a short time -- may lower a baby's later risk of childhood leukemia, a new study suggests. The researchers found that babies breast-fed for at least six months appear to have a 19 percent lower ris
Ever heard this saying? “When mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” That saying can ring true because your baby’s feelings are likely to mirror yours.
People say babies are like sponges. They soak up information from the world around them and learn things at a fast pace. They’re also watching you.
Parents have relied on pacifiers for ages to calm crying infants. But are they really right for your baby? Here’s a look at the plusses and pitfalls.
Some of the good things pacifiers can do for your baby -- and you -- include: Lower risk of SIDS. Pacifier use during naps or nighttime can prevent su
Why is my baby crying? Could it be colic? What can I do? These are questions just about every new parent has. To get the answers, WebMD spoke with Renee A. Alli, MD, a mother and pediatrician in Dunwoody, GA. Here, Alli explains the ups and downs of fussy babies, including what may rev up your infan
By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter
TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Waiting about three minutes to clamp the umbilical cord following a baby's delivery may help improve children's fine-motor and social skills at age 4 years, new Swedish research suggests. The researchers said postponing the c
By Amy Norton HealthDay Reporter
MONDAY, May 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies who live at very high elevations may have an increased risk of SIDS, a new study suggests. The findings are based on nearly 400,000 Colorado infants born between 2007 and 2012. Babies of families living at an elevation
As a new parent, you’ve no doubt been told by your doctor to always put your baby on his back every time he sleeps or naps. So you might not realize that it's also important for your little one to spend some time on his belly while wide awake. "Tummy time is when your infant lays on his (or) her sto
It's a pretty safe bet that your little one is going to get a cold 6 to 12 times a year. Usually a few remedies and plenty of TLC will get him feeling better. Sometimes, though, you may need to get some expert advice. Keep your eye out for symptoms that need a doctor's care.
Call your doctor if your
When your baby is sick with a cold, some simple remedies and a big dose of love can make him feel more comfy. And of course, that means you'll get a lot more rest, too!
Your baby's stuffy head, runny nose, or cough can keep him awake. Try these tips: Use a humidifier or cool-mist vaporizer. They add