Baby Health

The Baby Health Channel helps you monitor and maintain your infant's health. Learn how to care for your new baby to promote the infant's health and development.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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

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

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?

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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?

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?

Left untreated, children suffering from jaundice can develop kernicterus, a severe disorder that can cause permanent neurological impairment. Learn what happens when a child develops kernicterus and what you can do to prevent it.

Remember that all children are different, but here's a quick rundown of the typical sequence of events that you should expect from your newborn.

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