Babies

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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Understanding cognitive and social development in a newborn will allow you to promote the acquisition of new skills. Read about babies' development in all areas, including learning, human relationships, and language.

By Michael Meyerhoff

Exercise with a newborn can be lots of fun for you and your baby, as well as being excellent for his development. Learn how to work out with baby.

By Michael Meyerhoff

While many parents take classes to prepare them for labor and delivery and to acquire some baby-care skills, not a lot have been taught about their newborn's characteristics and growth. Learn about your baby's development.

By Michael Meyerhoff

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The thought of finding the perfect caregiver for your child can be overwhelming. Learn about several sensible guidelines to choosing the right day care provider for you and your family.

By Michael Meyerhoff

As expectant parents, you perhaps thought the baby soon to be born would be all yours, alone. Not quite so, as you've probably found out. Learn more about introducing baby to the family.

By Michael Meyerhoff

Parents are choosing from a much wider variety of baby names than ever before. Names might include cultural influences, reference a book or movie character, or even be influenced by popular media.

By Cleveland Kent Evans

Security and stability are the key factors in buying baby equipment. Read this article for safety tips to consider when you're purchasing everything from strollers and high chairs to clothes and toys.

By Editors of Consumer Guide

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Sometimes basic baby care can present some unique challenges that you may not know how to tackle. These expert tips will help you groom your baby.

By Christina Breda Antoniades

The motor milestones that occur during your baby's first year may seem unrelated to one another, but in fact they happen in sequence. Learn what skills babies typically develop, in order from head to foot.

By Jenny Friedman

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.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

If your baby could talk, he'd tell you when he is hungry and when he is full, but he probably won't start communicating verbally for at least a year. Learn how to judge what to feed your baby and when with these expert tips.

By DiscoveryHealth.com writers

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Each year in the United States, about 150,000 newborns have birth defects ranging from mild to life threatening. Learn about structural/metabolic birth defects, congenital infections, and other conditions.

By Discovery Fit and Health Writers

Premature babies are more susceptible to face complications -- both long- and short-term. Learn about which long-term complications might arise and what you can do about them.

By American Baby

Honey can be dangerous to infants because of botulism. Find out why honey is dangerous for infants but not for adults.