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Kids’ Poop: What’s Healthy?

It's a messy business. But kid's poop is a key indicator of health. Here is some advice to help parents get to the bottom of normal bowel movements in children.

Should You Pick Up Babies Every Time They Cry?

A recent study says 'yes,' you should pick babies up every time they cry, and a local pediatrician confirms that it's the best practice for ages 0-6 months.

How Dad’s Role In Raising a Newborn is Different, But Vital

Many changes occur for dads when they first step into fatherhood. Here are some ways they interact with newborns emotionally and physically.

Baby Photographers in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

These baby photographers in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor specialize in maternity pictures, newborn photography and even family shots.

Family Fun in Downtown Northville

This quaint southeast Michigan town offers family-friendly fare, fairies and entertainment galore. Explore the fun, including downtown Northville restaurants and theaters.

Should Dads Wake Up With Baby At Night?

Many parents share nighttime duties but there's still a perception that moms are lucky if dad helps out at night.

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.

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.

Herpes Meningitis: What You Should Know to Protect Your Baby

A mom and dad from Iowa are warning others of herpes meningitis after their infant died from it. Here, a local expert talks risks and how to protect your kids.

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?

What to Expect in Baby’s First Months

Learn about the standard infant developmental milestones you can expect in your baby's first six months.
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Letterboxing in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor for Families

Here's everything you need to know to get started on this unique, kid-friendly pastime. Plus, check the roundup for a few spots for letterboxing for kids.

The Pros and Cons of Exotic Pets for Kids

Thinking of expanding your family with mice, snakes or geckos? A local pet store owner weighs in on the pros and cons of exotic pets; plus things for families to consider before purchasing.

Ways to Celebrate Earth Day from Home

Earth Day is right around the corner. Take care of Mother Earth and celebrate Earth Day from home with one of these fun and green activities.

How to Get Your Child to Sleep Without a Nightlight

Is your child refusing to sleep in the dark? Two experts shed some light on how to get your child to sleep without a nightlight.

ASMR and Kids: What is It, and What are the Pros and Cons?

YouTube has exploded with videos of people whispering, rustling buttons and even eating pickles – all to elicit a calm feeling. Can ASMR and kids be a good mix?