Baby

  • Your baby's development: The first year of life milestones

    Your newborn's life is an exciting period of "firsts" -- first smile, first laugh, first successful grasp, first word and first steps. Take a look at all that your incredible wee one will accomplish in just twelve months!

  • Is your baby monitor a safety threat by hackers?

    As parents, we do whatever we can to keep our children safe. We baby-proof the home, investigate caregivers, research everything from cribs to car seats for the highest safety ratings and more. Did you know, however, that one of the very products designed to keep watch on your little one(s) may instead be making your family vulnerable to predators?

  • Celebrate Fall with Family

    Celebrate the season of Autumn! From bright fall leaves, crafts, and adventures - your family will find ample opportunities to enjoy this wonderful season!

  • Make your own ice cream concoction party

    Hosting a "make your own ice cream concoction" party is a perfect way to celebrate National Ice Cream Month in July. Learn how to make this event a success from first lick to last drip!

  • Which kind of crib bumpers are safe?

    I just wanted to see if anybody had any thoughts on whether or not to use crib bumpers? I did not like the mesh bumpers and tried a product called Wonder Bumpers.

  • How to burp your baby

    There's no single best way to burp your baby. Watch and listen to your baby's cues to find the best method.

  • Diaper changing 101 -- What you need to know

    Who would think this little square of absorbable paper or cloth would cause such confusion? Follow these simple steps and we can more than likely guarantee you'll get the scoop on poop and how to handle diaper changing 101.

  • The incredible abilities of babies' brains

    Babies might be small. They might be noisy or colicky. They might keep you elbows deep in diapers. But our babies' abilities are a lot more than we previously thought.

  • 9 must-buy holiday gifts for baby

    Are all toy choices safe? We've decided to take care of that worry for you! Here's our list of 9 toys that we feel are a must-buy for baby this holiday season!

  • Your baby has a rash -- what should you do?

    As you're getting your nine-month-old ready for bed, you notice red and white, raised welts on his legs and tummy. A few minutes later he's covered in welts. Should you rush to the ER?

  • Your baby's development: The first year of life milestones

    Your newborn's life is an exciting period of "firsts" -- first smile, first laugh, first successful grasp, first word and first steps. Take a look at all that your incredible wee one will accomplish in just twelve months!

  • To Marry or Not to Marry

    QUESTION

    Dear Mr. Dad,
    My girlfriend and I are about to become parents. She wants to get married before the baby is born, but I don’t really see the point. Can’t unmarried parents be just as committed as married ones?

  • Laughing Through the Chaos - Welcome to the Chaos!

    I'm a 20-something first-time mama to a beautiful baby girl, and wife to my fabulous and unbelievably patient husband. This blog is all about my journey through motherhood. It's here that I'll talk about everything...

  • Are You Ready to Have Another Baby?

    Some women are ready to plunge into another pregnancy while they still have one or more children in diapers, others don't even want to think about seeing the pregnancy test come back positive again until their youngest child hops on the school bus for kindergarten! Here are some factors to consider when you're trying to decide whether you're ready to have another baby.

  • It's Illegal to Sell Expired Baby Food in California and Other Head Shaking Laws

    Wasn't selling expired baby food always illegal? Apparently not. Until the dawning of 2012, it was apparently legal for retailers to sell expired baby food and baby formula in California.

  • Sick Kids and Daycare: When to Send Them

    Your child has been sick. You need to be at work. When can he return to daycare? Do siblings need to stay home? Since illnesses are transmitted differently, answer can vary. Find out for these common diseases (listed in alphabetical order:

  • Laughing Through the Chaos - Things I could be doing right now...

    BUT! These moments of quiet tranquility could end at any given moment, so I'm going to savor them. I'm going to use nap time for what I believe God intended nap time to be. ME TIME. I need my quiet time - my time to sit back, relax and do something for myself.

  • Just Say NO! to BPA

    BPA and other endocrine disrupting chemicals are linked to infertility, cancers and malformations. Want to reduce your exposure? These six simple steps will help!

  • C.C.: A Story of Courage

    by C.C. Howell

  • The DOs and DON'Ts of Baby Dental Care

    Like so much about having a new baby in the house, dental care may seem daunting. It's important though. Early preventative care will help your little one establish good habits and prevent traumatic dental care issues from cropping up any time during life.