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Sometimes Babies Are Born With Teeth

Believe it or not, about one in every 2,500 babies is born with a tooth or three.

Why Women Don't Lick Their Babies Clean After Childbirth

Animals of all stripes lick their babies clean after birth. Why is it that human women don't?

Rockabye Baby in a Smart Crib From Ford

Parents put down your keys and put your newborn to bed--in a concept crib from Ford. The car company has designed a smart crib that mimics your baby's favorite ride.

These Countries Have the Most Crybabies — Literally

It turns out that colicky babies in different countries don't cry the same amount. A new study measured which nation's newborns cried most.

Baby Body Monitors Have Little Benefit for Healthy Infants, Say Experts

Vital signs monitors for babies may seem helpful, or least they can't hurt, but some scientists warn they are of little use and exacerbate parental fears.

A Lifesaving Cup for When Babies Can't Nurse

Lots of babies can't nurse, whether it's because of their own health issues or those affecting the mother. A new $1 feeding cup could change that common scenario.

More Babies Are Sleeping in Boxes — and That's a Good Thing

In Finland, the government issues every newborn a cardboard box to sleep in. Now the "baby box" maternity package is revolutionizing global public health.

Female Newborns May Fare Better After Some Brain Injuries

Being deprived of oxygen can lead to brain injuries. Strangely enough, gender can play a role in those injuries in newborns.

Ain't That Some 'Shhh': Doc Reveals New Method for Quieting Crying Babies

It's practically the holy grail of infant care, and now, conveniently, it's on YouTube.

Can you breastfeed if you have MRSA?

MRSA is nasty infection that's worrisome enough on its own, but if you're a nursing mom, should you be concerned about passing it on to your baby?

Why do lullabies work?

Why does "Hush, Little Baby" send your wee one off to dreamland? Read on to find out how lullabies affect your baby.

Books for Babies

The most important gift you can give your baby is to read aloud to him or her. See recommended books for babies by age to learn how to choose and use books with your little one.

A Mother's Story of Premature Delivery

The following are excerpts from Jane Clayson's diary that she kept when her son, William, was born at 27 weeks gestation. Learn about premature labor and more with her story.

Top 10 Causes of Low Birth Weight Babies

There are many causes for low birth weight babies. Here are the top 10 causes for low birth weight babies.

Child Development Timeline

Learn about the various physical, cognitive, emotional and social developmental changes and milestones to be expected during the first year of life.

5 Great Toys for Infant Development

You don't need a big budget or a fancy catalog for designer toys to provide your baby with fun tools for cognitive and physical development. But which toys are the best?

Can music make my baby smarter?

Parents, politicians and some researchers have touted the notion that listening to classical music can boost the mind, and maybe even test scores. But not everyone agrees.

What should you do if newborns get the hiccups?

Babies get the hiccups relatively frequently. Learn what to do if newborns get the hiccups in this article.

Baby of the Day Image Gallery

These pictures of Baby of the Day contest participants are some of the cutest babies around. See the finalists and runners up from the Baby of the Day contest.

Baby of the Day Pictures

These baby pictures showcase HowStuffWorks's Baby of the Day. Which baby is your favorite? Take a look our baby pictures to get started.

10 Coping Tips for Parents with a Baby in the NICU

Each baby in the NICU represents parents who are faced with the fact that their dreams may not be turning out as planned. However, even though the NICU comes with challenges, there are ways to cope.

A Day in the Life of a NICU Doctor

Having a baby is usually a happy, life-changing event. But for some parents, it can be the beginning of an overwhelming journey that starts in the NICU.

Q&A with a NICU Nurse

Every year, about 10 to 15 percent of American babies are treated in the neonatal intensive care unit, or NICU. Find out about the NICU from a registered nurse and the regional director of a NICU Family Support center.

Are cloth diapers or disposable diapers safer for my child?

Cloth diapers versus disposable diapers have been a topic of debate since disposables were introduced to the market. They both have pros and cons, but which one is safer?

Does breast-feeding make better babies?

Is breast really best? Ask that question at a table full of mothers and prepare for an all-out verbal battle. Can science finally put an end to the breast versus bottle debate?


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