Daytime sleep is crucial to your baby's growth and development. Follow these tips to help your baby nap.
Worried about your baby's first bath? Here's what you need to know to get the job done.
When you're breast-feeding, medications aren't necessarily off-limits — but caution is important. Get answers to common questions about breast-feeding and medications.
Good nutrition during breast-feeding is essential. Find out what to eat — and what to avoid.
Breast-feeding has numerous benefits, but it's not always easy. If your partner is breast-feeding, understand what you can do to support her.
Burns can happen in the blink of an eye. To protect your child, take simple precautions at home and outdoors.
What does the way your child plays and speaks say about his or her development? Find out.
Wonder about the benefits and risks of childhood vaccines? Get answers to your questions.
Most newborns cry a lot. Just ask any new parent! Find out why babies cry — and how to handle the tears.
All babies cry, but the tears can take a toll. Trust your ability to care for your baby — and know when to seek help.
In the course of their daily adventures, children have plenty of opportunities to fall down. These simple precautions can help keep your child safe.
The usual advice is eight hours a night, but many factors, such as age and genetics, influence how much shut-eye you need.
Worried about infant choking? Understand what you can do to prevent a choking emergency.
Choosing an infant formula can be confusing. Understand types of formula, the difference between generic and brand-name formula, and more.
Wonder if you're preparing your baby's infant formula correctly? Follow this step-by-step guide.
Wonder if your child is getting enough iron? Get the facts about iron deficiency in children.
When will baby start babbling, say a few words or respond to "no"? Follow this guide to speech and language milestones.
Worried about how much time your child spends in front of a screen? Here's help changing your child's routine.
Bringing home baby is a major milestone. Appreciate the joy your newborn inspires — and cope with the rest one day at a time.
Returning to work after you've had a baby can be daunting. Follow these tips to balance your work and family life.
Infant illnesses are common. Know which signs and symptoms deserve a call to the doctor — and which require emergency care.
Does your baby spit up after every feeding? Although it's messy, you probably don't need to worry. Spitting up is usually harmless.
Curious about stroller safety? Understand how to prevent stroller accidents.
What should you do when your toddler's temper is out of control? Or your preschooler has a meltdown? Here's advice from a Mayo Clinic specialist.
Wonder how to take your child's temperature? Which type of thermometer to use? When to call the doctor? Understand thermometer basics.
Considering buying a thermometer? Know the different types of thermometers and which style will work best for your family.
Parenting a toddler isn't easy. Consider simple strategies to encourage good behavior.
Wondering about weaning? Know when the time is right and how to get started.
Well-baby exams are an important part of your baby's health care — and a great time to ask questions about caring for your baby.
Aug. 07, 2013