| Jul 1, 2010
| 2:31 PM
We've got the scoop on everything they won't tell you about at the hospital.
Sure, all those books and classes have prepped you for the major things: labor and delivery, the unavoidable sleepless nights and, of course, round-the-clock feedings. But...
| Sep 8, 2010
I receive many questions about "when" you can feed a child different foods. More and more information is being published on this subject and the "older" recommendations about withholding certain foods from children have recently changed. Actually, they've...
| Aug 13, 2010
Whooping cough is a respiratory infection caused by the Bordetella pertussis bacterium. An airborne disease that can also be spread through direct contact, it infects infants when someone with the disease breathes on them or coughs or sneezes in close...
| Jun 16, 2010
Parents always want to listen to the pediatrician when a child is sick, but what do the pediatricians want parents to hear when the goal is to keep children well?
We posed that question to three doctors - Dr. Joel B. Steinberg, professor of pediatrics at...
| Aug 5, 2010
It's one thing to return a product mail-in rebate card to save some cash: More than two out of three consumers do, according to a 2009 Consumer Reports survey.
So would you return a card that could potentially save your child's life?
The U.S. Consumer...
| Jun 29, 2010
At 17, Camia Carruthers is expecting her first child. But she's not going it alone. She has the support of her parents, her boyfriend and Jeanne Kumlin, a nurse who makes weekly house calls.
For years, the Minnesota Visiting Nurse Agency has been sending...
| May 24, 2010
It seems that babies can, indeed, be too fat.
In a study published recently, researchers looked at 111 children whose body mass index exceeded 85% of the general population. Among those children who had gained weight in infancy at a high rate, more...
| May 6, 2010
Free-range chicken, we can all agree, is a good thing. Free-range parenting? Oy vey.
The movement was launched in 2008 by New York mom Lenore Skenazy, who let her 9-year-old son ride the subway alone and then wrote a column about it in The New York Sun....
| May 31, 2010
Two days after her second son, Dylan, was born in 2005, Mariah Bianchi let out yet another deep-chested cough, this time in the hospital, where she was recovering from the delivery.
She had been coughing for two weeks; she had coughed so badly that her...
| May 16, 2010
Dr. Stanley I. Greenspan, a psychiatrist who documented the developmental milestones of early childhood and developed the widely used "Floor Time" method for teaching children with autism and other developmental disorders, died April 27 at Suburban...
| Aug 5, 2010
Mysterious deaths of babies during sleep have been recorded since antiquity. But the term sudden infant death syndrome, or SIDS, wasn't coined until the 1960s when it was declared a medical disorder.
What is SIDS?
Often called "crib death," SIDS is...