Infants Can Recognize Voices, Sounds, Study Finds

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Not really sure if your infant is actually turning toward your voice or just randomly moving around?
A new study looking at baby brain scans shows, yep, infants can recognize human sounds. LiveScience reports at 3 ...
Babies as young as 3 months can recognize voices, researchers note.

Experts Try to Calm Concerns Over Tap Water for Infants in Toyko

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Reports spread across the globe that radiation levels in tap water have risen to more than twice the recommended levels for infants. Credit: AP Despite growing anxiety caused by Tokyo's tap water e...
Some experts are urging parents not to panic for at least six months.

Keep an Eye on That Cough: Respiratory Virus Reaches Epidemic Levels in Florida

Respiratory syncytial virus can be dangerous for babies and children younger than 2. Credit: Getty Images
If your little one's cough seems to be getting worse, it may be time to visit the doctor, as it could signal something more serious than jus...
When a cough gets worse, it might be more than just the common cold.

Premature Babies Stand Better Chance at Specialized Hospitals, Study Shows

A preemie's chance of survival goes up 62 percent at Level III hospitals. Credit: Damon Dahlen, AOL
If your baby is born prematurely, the odds that he or she will survive increase dramatically if you can get to a specialized hospital. Here's ho...

Baby Crib Bedding Sets on a Budget

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Having a baby is a wonderful excuse to shop for pretty things, but it can get expensive. Creating the perfect nursery often begins with baby crib bedding sets, which set the tone fo...

Baby Sign Language Can Help Your Child Communicate

A baby looks on during a sign language lesson. Credit: Janek Skarzynski, AFP / Getty Images
Most mothers will tell you they can read their baby's cries: A distressed wail sounds different than an angry sob or an annoyed whimper. But there are few...

New from Muu

Muu cribs are eco-safe and stylish. Credit: Muu
The genius of Muu's Ray crib lies not in its appealing mid-century style, nor its sustainable materials or nontoxic finishes. Those features are enticing, but It's the interchangeable decorative p...

Co-Sleeping: Is it Right for You?

Co-sleeping occurs when parents and children share the same bed. This has become popular among parents who practice attachment parenting, a parenting style advocated by William Sears, M.D. Opponents of co-sleeping say the practice interferes with ...

Bald Baby Solution

When I was born, I had a full head of thick black hair. My mother clearly enjoyed styling my locks as every old photo shows my hair beautifully coiffed with clips and bows. Of course, not all mothers get the opportunity to play hairdresser to their l...

Does Your Stroller Face Forward or Back?

Breast or bottle? Plastic or wooden toys? So many decisions. Now we can add a new one to the list: Forward- vs. toward-facing strollers. New research suggests that children who use strollers that face the person pushing them interact and laugh wit...

Vicks VapoRub Harmful To Infants

OK, this is kind of creepy. I am part of a parent exchange group that regularly emails ideas, etc. on the web. A recent conversation thread has centered on Vicks VapoRub, which we all decided was harmful to use on our children. Now, a new report is s...

Mylicon Infant Gas Relief Drops - Product Recall

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has announced the recall of approximately 12,000 units of Infants' Mylicon Gas Relief Dye Free drops (simethicone-antigas) non-staining sold in 1 oz. plastic bottles that were distributed after October 5, 2008 na...

Breast milk lacks vitamin D

Is there a downside to breastfeeding? A new report from the New York Times might have you thinking so. In a recent article, several studies monitoring a lack of vitamin D in infants might support that breastmilk is not enough to prevent things like ...

Pregnancy labels for medicine?

The Federal Drug Administration is proposing a change to the way medicines are labeled with warnings for pregnant women. Doctors have been complaining forever that data was available that was not included on labels or that the information that was p...

Baby gender and baby blues

A recent article on MSN asks the question: Are baby boys more depressing? Seems there is some thought out there that gender plays a role in the amount of a new mom's post-partum depression. PPD, also known as the baby blues, affects many women (10% ...


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