Newborns and Babies
- Baby Formula
- Child Safety
- Car Seats
- Newborn Parenting Tips (5)
- Expert Newborn Q & A (12)
- Your Baby Week By Week
- Jaundice (9)
- Baby Products
- Baby Names (14)
- Cord Blood Banking (14)
- Birth Defects (29)
- Newborn Screening Tests (10)
Babies are beautiful! Look here at some of the normal characteristics of babies at birth and get a sense for what your newborn will be like, a different look at the most precious time.
Tips for Newborn Baby Care
Get tips on baby care, including information on feeding your baby, baby sleeping schedules, and baby proofing to keep your baby safe, plus learn about routine care tips and health recommendations.
Parents Respond: When did your baby's eyes change color?
Parents often ask if their baby's eyes stay gray, which many babies are born with, or if they will they turn brown, green, or blue? The standard reply is that most babies eye color will either stay the same or will darken over the first six to nine months of her life. Did your baby's eye color change? If so, when?
Your Newborn Baby
Once your baby is born and you know he is happy and healthy, he will likely be mostly eating and sleeping. Learn how to care for your new baby, such as the one in this photo that is just being born.
A photo gallery of premature babies describing some of the things that you can expect in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) when you have a preemie.
New Baby Parenting Quiz
Are you ready to care for your new baby? Take our New Baby Parenting Quiz to see if you know everything you should to take care of your new baby.
What to expect from the growth and development of your newborn baby.
What to expect from the growth and development of your child at two weeks.
Review why you might have a crying baby, why babies cry, when crying is too much, and how you can calm your crying baby.
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.
Safe Haven Laws for Abandoned Babies
Safe Haven Laws allow a parent to leave an unwanted newborn baby in a safe place, such as a hospital, emergency medical services, police station, or fire station, and not have to worry about getting in trouble. The baby will then be given to the state's child welfare department.
Submit your parenting tips for coping with common issues and problems related to parenting a newborn baby, such as breastfeeding, formula feeding, colic, and sleep, etc. What worked for you?
Popular Baby Names for Boys and Girls
Find baby names from our list of the most popular names of 2003 for your baby girl or boy.
Mongolian Blue Spots - Adam Health Encyclopedia
Mongolian spots are flat bluish to bluish gray skin markings that commonly appear at birth (or shortly thereafter). Learn about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of
Picture Books and Story Books for Reading to Babies
Reading to baby is a great way to boost development and early reading skills. Here are the top five choices for baby picture books and story books for babies from your About Guide to Baby Products.
ABO Incompatibility - Adam Health Encyclopedia
ABO incompatability describes an immune reaction that occurs in the body if two blood samples of different, incompatible ABO types are mixed together. Learn about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of ABO incompatabilities, which can cause a newborn to become jaundiced.
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.
Group B Strep Infections
Learn about group B strep infections, which are the most common cause of life-threatening infections in newborns.
How Can I Deal with Unwanted Advice?
Dealing with unwanted advice is a common feature in the terrain of new moms. Learn how to handle these situations with tact.
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.
Preparing Your Home for Baby
Helpful information that will let you turn your living space into a safe and happy home for you and for baby, including tips on crib, bathing, baby gate and high chair safety.
Your Baby: Pregnancy to Birth and Beyond
From pregnancy to beyond, learn how your baby is developing through pictures, drawings, ultrasounds and explanations.
Vegetarian/Vegan Kids and Families
The resources provided in this section will help you raise healthy and strong vegetarian kids and families. From kid-friendly recipes and fun ways kids can help out in the kitchen to tips for feeding the most die-hard meat-eaters, you’ll find it here.
New Dads' Resources
Have you just become a dad? Through natural means, by adoption, or by marrying into a single parent family? In any case, there is a significant adjustment period for new fathers. Check here for information tailored to you that will help in your transition to fatherhood.