| Jul 15, 2010
| 12:04 AM
WASHINGTON -- The government took a big step Wednesday toward eliminating from stores, hotels and daycare centers any crib with a side rail that can be raised and lowered - so-called drop-side cribs.
The Consumer Product Safety Commission proposed new...
| Aug 23, 2010
| 8:54 PM
- Damion Taft sleeps peacefully on the cushioned sofa, the occasional smile rippling across his features.
His mother scoops up the 2-month-old when she answers the door to greet Tricey Primm, a family support worker from the Newport News Healthy Families...
| Dec 23, 2010
| 1:56 PM
Always curious about what your guy is thinking -- especially now that he's a pops? TheBump.com asked one brave dad (stay-at-home dad, Tait) to spill what's really going on in those mysterious dude brains of theirs. Here's what he revealed....
| Sep 22, 2010
| 1:36 PM
A night out used to mean dinner, a show or sporting event, and of course, a nice glass of wine.
Now that I'm a parent, date night is more likely to include my couch, Netflix and take-out.
Why? I'm too cheap to hire a babysitter.
The question of what...
| Sep 30, 2010
What do Mary Poppins and neonatal doctors have in common? Both use sugar to ease medical unpleasantries.
Sucrose has long been used as an analgesic for newborns; but now a study published online in the Lancet says that the sweetener has no effect on pain...
| Jul 30, 2010
You can watch the "Twilight" movies and read the books, but why stop there?
Thousands of Americans are giving their babies "Twilight"-related names.
Bella, the name of the love-struck heroine of Stephenie Meyer's vampire novels, hadn't quite cracked the...
| Aug 16, 2010
| 8:11 PM
Congenital CMV — cytomegalovirus — is the most common cause of disability in newborns.
The Centers for Disease Control reports that it affects 1 in 150 children born in the United States. One in five of those will have permanent health...
| Jun 17, 2010
| 3:40 PM
On a recent Friday night, a very pregnant Sheila Dos Santos and her husband were two-thirds of the way through an hour and a half cloth diapering workshop, trying to wrap their heads around the myriad diapering options available to the modern parent....
| 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...