Baby Care

From changing diapers to bathing and grooming, baby care articles offer guidelines and advice for keeping your baby healthy and happy. Learn all about proper baby care to promote infant health.


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Baby Won't Sleep? 5 Tips From a Baby Sleep Coach

For new parents, one of the biggest challenges is getting their newborn to sleep. We talked to an expert to find out the biggest mistakes people make and how to avoid them.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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?


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.

Giving Your Baby a Bath

Do you know how often you should give a newborn a bath? Find out techniques and tips with the helpful information in this article.

Safe Sleeping For Your Baby

These safe sleeping tips for your baby help keep your little one comfortable and out of danger.

About DiaperFreeBaby

Is your child getting to the potty training stage? If so, there are a couple of things that you should know and this article will help you recognize the signs that your toddler is ready to ditch the diapers.

Caring for Baby: From Clueless to Credible in 365 Days or Less

Every new parent struggles during the first year, and you can rest assured that you're not alone. From one mom to another, these baby care tips will help you get started as a new parent.

Don't Put That In Your Mouth!

As any parent can tell you, children are naturally curious and love to put things in their mouths, noses and ears. Here's a list of common choking hazards that you should look out for.

Age-by-Age Guide to Your Child's Language Skills

Babies are born programmed to learn language, and are actually quite adept at it. Find out about their language learning process and what to expect from your baby as she develops her verbal communication skills.

Bottle-feeding Basics

Perhaps the biggest advantage of bottle-feeding is that someone other than Mom can feed the babies. Learn how to make your baby as comfortable as possible while bottle-feeding.