Baby Care

Overstimulated Baby? Why It Happens and How to Soothe It

An overstimulated baby can be even fussier than usual. Read on for tips on how to know your child is overwhelmed and ways to prevent it.
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New Parent Classes in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Find prenatal exercises, Lamaze and other types of new parent classes that mom and dad can take together to prepare for their bundle's upcoming arrival.
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Breastfeeding Lactation Consultants in Southeast Michigan

New moms who need lactation advice can turn to a certified breastfeeding lactation consultant in Oakland, Macomb, Wayne and Washtenaw counties for help.
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Expert Advice on When to Stop Breastfeeding

There's no 'right' time to cut off the milk supply to your baby. Experts weigh in on when to stop breastfeeding – and making the right choice for you.
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The Original Boppy, KeaBabies Bandana Bibs and More Meal Musts

From 3 a.m. feedings to those first bites of baby food and beyond, here are some must-haves for mealtime – from birth to toddlerhood.
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Owlet Sock + Cam, Rookie Humans Crib Sheets and More Baby Gear Musts

Whether you want to track baby's vitals, ensure she's comfy as she snoozes or just make your life a little easier, try these newborn musts.

Mom of Four Megan Foukes of Romeo Has a Full House

The more, the merrier – that's true at Macomb County mom Megan Foukes' five-bedroom home in Romeo. Here she dishes on wrangling a house of six.
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Pink + Blue Redesign: Our Little Magazine is Growing Up

Our little ancillary is all grown up! Here, Metro Parent's editor-in-chief talks about the Pink + Blue redesign and what you can expect from it.

Common Baby Skin Conditions

A pediatric nurse practitioner from Children's Hospital of Michigan offers insight on eczema, cradle cap and other common skin issues.
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Want to Improve New Moms’ Health? Bring Dads Home, Study Says

Paid paternity leave improves moms' health postpartum, according to a new study. Here's what it found, plus three essential things dads can do to help.
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The Importance of Talking to Babies

Singing, reading, babbling back – it all helps with little ones' development. An Oakland County expert shares insight on the importance of talking to babies.

Common Infant Sleep Mistakes Parents Make

Experts from the Children's Hospital of Michigan Foundation's Kohl's SAFE 4 Kids Program caution caregivers on the perils of some popular sleeping habits for babies.