That Hearing Screening Your Newborn Took? It May Not Be Accurate

Newborn hearing screenings don't detect all children who are at risk for hearing loss. Credit: Getty Images If you're the parent of a newborn, you probably spend most of your time worrying about something. But just in case you are ru...Some hearing problems evade testing.

Guess Who Shouldn't Be Coming for Dinner: Etiquette Tips for New Baby Visits

Make sure a new mom wants visitors before you head to the hospital. Credit: Getty An offer from friends to deliver dinner following the birth of her now 4-year-old daughter sounded fabulous, Jaimie Franchi recalls. But the enticing p...Think you'll just pop in on a new mom and her baby? Know the rules of newborn visitations before you do.

Baby Announcements: The Virtual Welcome

Celebrate your baby's arrival via a virtual announcement. Credit: Getty
Back when our mothers and grandmothers had children, baby announcements had to be written and addressed by hand. More modern parents had the option of printing their baby an...

Tips on Preparing Pets for Baby's Arrival

Kitty, meet baby. Credit: Getty Images
Everyone knows that the arrival of a new baby requires major adjustments by everyone in a household. But what about the family pet? It turns out your furry friends also need to be prepped for the blessed arr...

Don't Cut the Cord on the Baby Too Soon, Study Warns

Study shows doctors may be clamping umbilical cord too soon. Credit: Getty Images
Some doctors may clamp off the umbilical cord a few minutes after a baby is born. Fresh research suggests that may not be such a good idea. Clamping off the...

Building Baby's Layette - What You Really Need

Baby booties and hats are part of the layette. Credit: >>>WonderMike<<, Flickr
Sure, the teeny tiny bikinis and baby Uggs are cute and make great shower gifts, but what do you really need when your little one comes home? The exa...

Breastfeeding Longer Could Prevent Mental Health Problems

Breastfeeding isn't always easy. In fact, for some women it can be one of the most difficult and stressful challenges of coping with a newborn. But mounting evidence suggests that it's a challenge worth facing, and that resources aimed at helping wom...

Postpartum Depression Affects Dads, Too

According to a recent story by psychiatrist Dr. Richard Friedman in The New York Times, postpartum depression doesn't just affect new mothers -- fathers can suffer the devastation, too. Here are some of the most interesting points of the story. ...

Expecting Twins? 10 Must-Have Items to Make Life Easier

There really is no way to anticipate what it will be like to welcome two red-faced, pint-sized, wailing bundles of energy into your world. However, there are definitely ways to make your life a bit easier in those first few months. And when it comes ...

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 ...

Infants Shouldn't Sleep in Car Seats, Study Says

Don't let your infant sleep in the car seat. Credit: andycarvin, Flickr
Parents who think an infant car seat is a good place for their baby to nap at home should think again -- a new study shows that the devices can lower oxygen levels in 20 perc...

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...

Newborn Babies Wrapped In Christmas Stockings

Just when you think it's safe to say you don't want anymore babies, someone goes and does something adorable with a newborn. When it comes to cute, not much tops a cuddly newborn baby ... except maybe cuddly newborn babies in Christmas stockings. ...

Clay Aiken's baby health scare

Mr. Aiken, welcome to the wonderful world of parenting. Sure, it's one filled with joy and happiness, but it's also, more than occasionally, one filled with fear. Clay Aiken learned about this less seemly side of parenting just weeks after the birth...


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