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Bringing home a new baby is exciting, but it can also be intimidating. HowStuffWorks is here to help with tips on caring for your baby and acclimating to life with an infant.

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Child Development: Helping Your Baby Grow and Learn

There is plenty that parents can do to help their baby learn and develop. Find out what role parents can play in promoting their child's growth.


Can Your Name Predict the Kind of Life You'll Lead?

This BrainStuff video explains nominative determinism, the phenomenon that the name a person is given may have a significant impact on the path of their life.

10 Most Popular Baby Names of All Time

One year it's Brittney and Justin, next year it's Ashley and Ethan. Then all of a sudden we're back to Dick and Jane. Can you guess the 10 most popular baby names of all time? Is yours on the list?

Top 10 Most Popular Boy Names

Choosing a name is one of the first major decisions a parent can make for a baby. Certain names are so beloved that they repeatedly land near the top of baby name lists. Check out this list of 10 of the most popular and timeless baby boy names.

10 Most Unique Celebrity Baby Names

Today's celebs are steering clear of names like Sally, Dick and Jane, and are instead choosing more bizarre names for their offspring. What are some of the, shall we say, most unique? Put it this way -- we had a hard time pairing down the list.

10 Most Popular Girl's Names

Choosing a name for your daughter will be one of the most important things you can do. If you want to take some pressure off, go with one of the most popular.

Babies seem to get the hiccups often. Learn what causes hiccups in babies in this article.

How to Pick the Perfect Baby Name

Congratulations, you're having a baby! Just as important as taking care of your health while you're pregnant is choosing the right name for your child. It's the first gift you'll give him or her, so make sure it's not one he or she will want to regift.

10 Things Your Daycare Doesn't Want You to Know

You did your homework before you picked your particular daycare center and so far, everything seems good. But what goes on behind the scenes after you drop your child off? What does your daycare provider not want you to know?

10 Things No One Tells You About Breast-feeding

Few images pull the heartstrings like that of a nursing baby in a mother's arms. They are relaxed and full of the joy and magic of new life. For many people, though, that's not the whole story. What don't you know about breast-feeding?

10 Things to Expect in the NICU

For someone so tiny, a preemie can be surprisingly resilient. Here is a list of 10 things you can expect during your baby's stay in the NICU.