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Advice and resources to help you care for your young infant, including feeding and sleep routines, starting solids, developmental milestones, safety issues and dealing with common problems, like reflux, diaper rashes, constipation and ear infections.
  1. Infant Gear
  2. Frugal Family
  3. Infant Gear
  4. Baby Food
  5. Breastfeeding
  6. Growth and Development
  7. Sleep
  8. Infant Parenting Tips (31)
  9. Baby Formula
  10. Expert Infant Q & A (65)
  11. Colic (10)
  12. Immunizations
  13. Starting Solid Foods
  14. Safety
  15. Car Seats
  16. SIDS
  17. Baby Products
  18. Teething (9)
  19. Your Baby Week By Week

Baby Food - Baby Feeding Schedules
Review some basic baby feeding schedules so that you know when to start giving your baby cereal, vegetables, fruits, and table foods, and how much breastmilk or formula he should be drinking.

Tummy Time
As much as experts have been stressing that you put your baby to sleep on her back, it is likely a bit surprising that you sometimes hear about the importance that your baby also spend some time on his stomach, which is called tummy time.

Ages and Stages Photo Gallery
The Ages and Stages Photo Gallery will help you view other children at all of the different parenting ages and stages and get more information about all of the common issues and problems that you may face at different times as your child grows up.

Infant Well Child Checklist
Our infant well child visit checklist makes it easy to record all of your questions and concerns and bring it to your visit with your pediatrician, whether it is the two week or two, four, six, nine, or twelve month checkup. It also includes a handy spot to record your child's height and weight and any vaccines he was given.

Two Months
What to expect from the growth and development of your child at two months.

Four Months
What to expect from the growth and development of your child at four months.

Six Months
What to expect from the growth and development of your child at six months.

Nine Months
What to expect from the growth and development of your child at nine months.

Twelve Months
What to expect from the growth and development of your child at twelve months.

Baby Sleep Schedules
Review the changes in baby sleep schedules from newborns to older infants so that you know what to expect and when your baby should be sleeping through the night.

A Smiling Baby
A photo of a baby smiling, a developmental milestone that most babies reach by the time that they are six to eight weeks old.

A Baby Laughing
A photo of a baby laughing, a developmental milestone that many babies reach by the time that they are six to twelve weeks old.

Rolling Over
A photo of a baby rolling over, a developmental milestone that most babies reach by the time that they are two to six months old.

A Baby Sitting Up
A photo of a baby sitting up, a developmental milestone that most babies reach by the time that they are five and a half to seven months old.

BPA
The use of BPA has become controversial, as there is a concern that BPA can leach out plastic and into baby formula, juice, food, and other substances inside plastic containers made with BPA.

SIDS
Learn more about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome and how you can reduce your baby's risk of developing SIDS, including the new American Academy of Pediatrics recommendations that advise against cosleeping, bedsharing, and side/stomach sleeping, and actually encourages pacifier use.

Cradle Cap
Although cradle cap is often a very mild condition that simply causes a little flaking on a baby's scalp, some infants can have more extensive cradle cap with thick scaling that distresses some parents. Learn about the symptoms and treatments for children with cradle cap.

Thumb Sucking vs. Pacifiers
Review the issue of whether it is better for babies to suck their thumb or fingers vs using a pacifier.

Diaper Rash
Review the common causes of diaper rashes in infants, what might cause a persistent rash, and tips to prevent and treat your child's diaper rash.

Positional Plagiocephaly
Positional plagiocephaly can cause your child's head to be flat and can often be prevented and treated by helping your child spend less time in the same position on his back.

Thrush - An Oral Yeast Infection
Thrush is a common infection that causes white patches inside a child's mouth. Learn about treating and preventing this common yeast infection.

Baby Acne
Review the causes and treatments for baby acne.

Baby Walkers - Are they safe?
Mobile baby walkers, although fun for babies, can put your child at big risk of getting injured. Do you use one? Should they be banned? Review this important issue.

Feeding Guide for the First Year
A feeding guide for your baby's first year, including foods to avoid and the amounts of breast milk, formula, cereal, fruits, vegetables and meats that you should be giving each month.

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