Baby Diapering 101

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By the time a new baby is a couple of weeks old, parents will be diapering experts. But the first few times you try to strap a diaper onto a squirming baby, you might be at a loss as to how to get the job done right. Click here for diapering suggestions. Continue Reading

Umbilical Cord Blood: Keep It or Ditch it?

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It is estimated that about one child in every 1,000 to 200,000 (yes, this is a large range, but the studies differ) may have a future illness that could benefit from having his or her own cord blood saved. Families choosing to bank cord blood may find this procedure to provide some peace of mind, much like having an insurance plan where you pay for a service that may or may not ever be needed. Read more... Continue Reading

Colicky Baby: Who’s to Blame?

Don't be so quick to throw mom under the bus. A new report finds that dads could be to blame as well. Continue Reading

Baby Gear Checklist

A list of what you really need from examiner.com. Here a few of the highlights: Crib that converts into a big kid bed Baby monitor One piece pajamas and socks Basic newborn tub Dreft laundry soap Continue Reading

Baby Born with 12 Fingers and Toes

A baby boy was born in California with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot! The baby has a condition called "polydactyly" — a genetic trait that causes the appearance of extra fingers and toes. Continue Reading

Wacky Product Alert: Robotic Baby Crib

The Suima crib, developed at Kyuushuu University in Japan, is designed to rock your baby to sleep if it wakes up crying. It does this by sensing cries using a microphone. When detected, the crib starts to sway side to side every 1.8 seconds, or about as fast as a parent's heartbeat. Apparently, this speed helps lull the infant back to sleep quickly. The video below proves it.The crib is available for rent in Japan for about $100 per month, or you could buy one for between $4,500 and $5,500. Continue Reading

Study: Newborns Can Follow a Rhythm

Newborns can follow a rhythm, a new study has found, suggesting rocking out is innate. The finding adds to growing evidence that the newborn brain is not the blank slate it was once thought to be. Continue Reading

Tips on Life and Love…After Baby

What happens to romance in a marriage when a baby arrives on the scene and (often) moves into the couple's bedroom, if not their bed? There's lots of tiptoeing around the subject, but couples are often left to find their own way back to the intimacy they once enjoyed.Click here for some tips to recapture that spark. Continue Reading

‘Today Show’ Family Expands

Today Show co-host Natalie Morales gave birth to Luke Morales-Rhodes yesterday and was announced on the morning program today. He was born a week early and weighed in 7 lbs., 4 oz. He is the second child for the 36-year-old Morales and her husband of 10 years, investment consultant Joe Rhodes. Their firstborn, Josh, is 4. Continue Reading

Dog Drama: Getting Ready for a REAL Baby

A lot of parents are now paying to baby-proof their dogs. A canine re-education course called Dogs & Storks, launched in 2006, now has 35 affiliated trainers in the U.S. and Canada, with hundreds of graduates."It's catching on because people are choosing to have kids later, and their dogs are really their first baby," says the course's creator, Jennifer Shryock of Cary, N.C., who sells it to trainers for $300.Dogs bite about 4.7 million people a year in the U.S., the majority of them children, according to the American Veterinary Medical Association. Bonnie Beaver, a Texas vet and past Continue Reading