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Study Says Babies Should Sleep in Parents’ Room for 12 Months

Infants should have a separate sleeping surface with no soft bedding, blankets or other items, according to American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines.

Michigan Vaccination Laws: What Parents Should Know

Not sure what the Michigan immunization requirements are – or what changes have been made to the Michigan immunization waiver form? We've got the scoop, plus what it means for parents who are choosing to opt out.

Books About Good Manners for Kids and Parents

Looking for a little help when it comes to delivering some social skills and etiquette education to your children? Check out this list of books about manners for kids.

Water Birth: What You Should Know

What is water birth – and is it the right option for you? Local experts weigh in on this form of childbirth.

How to Cope With Losing a Parent

Death can leave children scared and scarred. But with support of family, friends and community, they can survive and thrive, learning a resiliency they never knew they had.

How to Dress Baby for Colder Weather

Tips and advice for dressing your baby for fall and winter weather – including ways to ensure he or she doesn't get too warm.

Top Dangers for Babies

What are safety hazards for babies? In honor of Baby Safety Month in September, local experts weigh in on five dangers and how you can avoid them.

Are You Setting Your Baby Up to Be an Emotional Eater?

You could be, according to one study's findings. A local pediatrician weighs in with things to do before feeding your fussy baby.

Local Daycare Centers, Au Pair Services and Nannies in Southeast Michigan

Browse this roundup of local daycare centers, nanny information and au pair-matching services to find the right childcare service your your brood.

Tips on How to Have the Sex Talk

Talking to your kid about sex doesn't have to be a big deal. Get some tips and advice on how to talk to your kids about sex.

Car Seat Safety: What Michigan Parents Should Know

From infant seats to boosters, get the information you need on Michigan's laws and requirements – plus what safety organizations recommend.

Best Doctors in Michigan: 2017 Mom-Approved Docs

Kid-tested, parent-approved. Metro Parent readers raved about their favorite pediatricians, dentists, therapists and much more. Who made this year's cut?
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Best Family Nature Centers in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Experience the great outdoors and learn about the wonders of nature at these southeast Michigan nature centers