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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.

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Kernicterus

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.

What to Expect From a Newborn

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.

Caring for the Umbilical Cord Stump

How do I care for the umbilical cord stump on my newborn? Learn how to care for the umbilical cord stump in this article.

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.

Newborn States of Awareness

Do you want to learn more about a baby's sleep patterns and types of awareness? Learn about the types of newborn awareness here.

Your Baby's Reflexes

You might take your reflexes for granted but they can say a lot about your health. Learn more about reflexes and what they can reveal in a baby.

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.

The March of Dimes WalkAmerica

What exactly is the march of dime for and how can I participate? Get the answers to these questions and more with the help of the information inside this article.

Understanding Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

Sudden infant death syndrome is a mysterious death for which the parents should not be blamed and doctors have yet to fully explain. Learn about this tragedy and how to cope with it.

Have scientists discovered what causes SIDS?

In an amazing turn for SIDS research, a group of scientists has published the first study that draws a conclusive link between anatomy and SIDS risk. Learn all about it.

Teaching Sign Language to Your Baby

Studies have shown that through signing, babies can actually talk to you before they develop verbal communication capabilities. Learn about the benefits of teaching your baby sign language.

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.

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