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.


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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Are you a busy mom and looking for healthy baby food options? Check out the advice on fast and healthy baby food that your newborn is sure to love.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

When you have multiples in the house, it's smart to get all of the babies on the same sleep schedule so that Mom and Dad have the best chance at getting some rest, too. Sounds good, but how do you do it?

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