Category: Baby health

By Elizabeth Pantley, author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution for Newborns Are you a parent of a newborn who has colic? Dealing with daily bouts of crying that last three or more hours, it’s no secret that your infant is miserable—but what about you, the person who’s attempting to console...

If you haven’t heard of “kangaroo care,” that’s okay. It’s what moms, dads, and most mammals instinctively do: we hold on tight to our new little babies to protect them and keep them warm. Unfortunately, in the modern world, some moms and dads aren’t doing what comes naturally out of...

Making The Cut. One dad decides whether to circumcise his newborn son Doctor or midwife?  Natural or epidural?  The decisions that confronted my pregnant wife were overwhelming.  Still, she attacked them with aplomb, stacking baby books precariously on the nightstand and, in a stunning 14-question performance, cementing herself as the...

Families living at high altitudes should be aware of a 2x higher risk of SIDS says a new study reported by the New York Times. Living at high altitude is associated with increased risk of sudden infant death syndrome, a new report has found.Researchers studied Colorado birth certificate and death registries from 2007...