Baby Care

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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.

6 Surprising Facts on Starting Solids

Is your baby ready – and what are the 'rules' now, anyway? A pediatrician with Shelby Pediatric Associates & Child Lung Center weighs in.

Why the Baby Box Trend is Great for Safe Infant Sleep

A simple cardboard bassinet is being sent home with new moms at more U.S. hospitals. A southeast Michigan nurse midwife explains why the 'baby box' is a positive trend.

How to Get Your Infant to Enjoy Tummy Time: Tips and Techniques

Spending time on their tummies during the day is crucial for your little one's health and development. Here are some easy tips to incorporate tummy time in your baby's day.

How to Prevent Diaper Rash

Plus tips on how to treat diaper rash – straight from a local pediatric nurse practitioner.

How to Protect Your Baby From Dangerous Sink-Bath Burns

The injuries are more common than you'd think. A top local expert from Children's Hospital of Michigan offers prevention tips.

Top Baby Proofing Products for Your Home

Kids certainly find ways to hurt themselves! Keep your child safe with these baby safety items for baby proofing houses.

What’s Up With Baby Spit-Up?

A local NICU parenting program coordinator weighs in on when baby spit up is normal – and when it's not.

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.