• Choosing Toys for Babies

    You may not be sure what kind of toys, or how many, you baby should have. It's likely that you hear conflicting advice that runs from one extreme to another! It's either: "Don't give your baby toys -- he'll be spoiled," to "Give your baby lots of toys -- they develop his brain." So...which is it?

  • Should Babies and Toddlers Watch Television

    So much television programming is aimed at young children. Much of it appears to be educational: teaching the ABCs and life skills. When is it appropriate to introduce a baby to television, and what do parents need to know about this topic?

  • Airplane Travel with a Baby

    If you fear turning into one of those families we've all met aboard planes -- those with squalling, unruly, squirming children who tend to bring out the same traits in their fellow passengers -- take heart.

  • Creative Play for Babies - Newborn to 6 Months

    Millions of dollars are spend every year on products designed to make their child smarter and more alert. But nothing matches parental interaction for helping a child grow and learn. Talking, singing, and cuddling all play a vital role in your child's development. So does play time.

  • Creative Play for Babies - 7 to 12 Months

    They learn to do so much during this first year; from rolling over and sitting to crawling and walking. Here are some games you can play with your little ones as they grow closer to becoming toddlers.

  • Will Solids Help Baby Sleep?

    My 30-year-old daughter has a beautiful 9-month-old baby girl. Previously baby was sleeping about five hours. I think that she needs more solid foods, and my daughter insists that babies cannot digest food this early. Can you help?

  • Bonding Matters: The Chemistry of Attachment

    Human babies are born helpless, needing to be entirely cared for and protected. Luckily, they are born with all the necessary tools and "instructions" to attain such care for themselves.

  • Colic

    You may have heard the term colic applied to any baby who cries a great deal. Not all crying babies have colic, but all colicky babies cry and they cry hard. They may stiffen their little bodies, or curl up as if in pain.

  • Early Bedtime Means Better Sleep

    In the majority of cases, a baby's biological clock is preset for an early bedtime. When parents work with that time, a baby falls asleep more easily and stays asleep more peacefully. Most babies are primed to go to sleep for the night as early as 6:30 or 7:00 p.m.

  • The Night Visitor: Trips to the Parent's Bed

    If your house echoes with the sound of pat-pat-pat down the hallway when your child leaves his room to climb into your bed in the middle of the night, rest assured that you are not alone. There are many gentle ways to encourage your child to stay in his bed all night...