25 darling Santa babies!

by Laura Larsen posted in Mom Stories BabyCenter Community has been running a Dressed for the Holidays photo contest, and wow did we get a lot of gorgeous, adorable entries! Some of the sweetest were of babies either with Santa Claus, or dressed as Santa Claus (or one of his elves!) Santa comes in all… […]

Brittle-bone babies helped by fetal stem cell grafts

Osteogeneis imperfecta (OI) is a congenital bone disease that causes stunted growth and repeated, painful fracturing. Ultrasound scans can reveal fractures already in the fetus, and now an international team of researchers has treated two babies in utero by injecting bone-forming stem cells. ScienceDaily: Infant Health News

Personal care products possible sources of potentially harmful parabens for babies

Through lotions, shampoos and other personal care products, infants and toddlers are likely becoming exposed to potentially harmful substances, called parabens, at an even higher level than adult women in the US, researchers have reported. Their findings on parabens have been linked to reproductive and other health issues. ScienceDaily: Infant Health News

Right amount of fat, protein, key to babies

The early childhood diet and that of the mother during pregnancy determines the health of a child later life. One researcher hopes to drastically improve the health of future generations by giving nutritional advice to pregnant women and young mothers. ScienceDaily: Infant Health News

Call to delay school for premature babies

“Premature babies more likely to underperform at school, study finds,” reports The Independent. Results from a new study have prompted calls that some children should be held back a year before starting school. Previous research has found that premature babies have worse school performance than babies born at term. A new study has investigated whether this […]

Baby Teeth

Watching your baby grow from a newborn into a mobile baby happens in the blink of an eye.  Your baby develops strength, personality and mobility faster than you can imagine.  Wondering when those teeth are coming?  Here are some guidelines as to when you can expect your baby to fill his gummy smile with some cute […]

Natural Labor and Delivery Tips

So, you want to have your baby naturally, avoiding all medication, anesthesia, and with minimal medical intervention?  It can be done!  Here are some tips to increase your success with having your baby naturally: Labor at home as long as you can.  Avoid rushing into the hospital the moment you feel a contraction.  As long […]

Flat Spots

Putting babies to sleep on their backs has reduced the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) significantly over the past decade.  However, it may also contribute to the rise in plagiocephaly, which means “oblique head.”  Plagiocephaly is a condition in which one part of the skull is flattened, instead of the normal round skull.  […]

Your developing baby: months 3-6

The physical development of an infant is astounding and seems to happen overnight.  While a newborn seems to only sleep, eat and poop, an infant that is 6 months old is fully interactive and developing quite a set of motor skills.  Between ages 3-6 months, the infant develops greater physical control of his head and […]

How to Swaddle

If you have had the experience of being up all night with a newborn, you know that an unhappy baby can easily upset the dynamics of a whole household.  If you need a simple and safe way to soothe a newborn, look no further than the classic swaddle.  Research has shown that swaddling a baby […]

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