Baby Care

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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.
Hey, new mom: Enjoy that tea while you can!

10 Things New Moms Can’t Do for a While After Baby Arrives

Hello, baby! Bye-bye – well, bye-bye to a bunch of stuff. Brace yourself for these things new moms can't do for a while once that precious bundle arrives.

Common Baby Safety Mistakes Parents Make

An expert from the Kohl's Safe 4 Kids Program at Children's Hospital of Michigan offers advice on avoiding these safety mishaps.

My Maternity Leave Diary: The Good, Bad and TMI

Baby bonding, body aches, sleeplessness, self-doubt and utter boredom. Here's a peek at Metro Parent's senior editor's maternity leave diary.

Why Teething Pain Really Bites for Babies and What to Do

Inevitable teething pain aches can bring late-night wakings and uncontrollable drooling. Find out what's normal and how to help your little one cope.