popular topics in babies

  • How to assemble a Graco Pack
    Cribs and Beds
    How to Assemble a Graco Pack 'n Play
    A Pack 'n Play is a great item  for travel and a safe and secure  place for your baby to play. But set up can be a little tricky at first! See this  demonstration on how to assemble  your baby's Pack 'n Play. Transcript: Hi everyone, I'm...
  • how to buy organic furniture - baby crib
    Setting Up the Nursery
    How to Buy Organic Baby Furniture
    If you'd like to know how to buy organic baby furniture for your child's bedroom, and don't know where to begin—or what to look for—we're got answers. (And, yes, we'll get to the word "organic" in a minute...) Meet mom Susan Inglis, Executive...
    Rachel Sokol
  • baby sleeping in crib next to parents bed
    Setting Up the Nursery
    Where Should Newborns Sleep?
    Have you decided where your new bundle of joy will sleep when she comes home? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends keeping your infant in the same room where you sleep (but not in the same bed) to greatly reduce the risk of Sudden ...
    Erin Dower
  • What color will my baby
    Babies
    What Color Will My Baby's Eyes Be? A Genetic Explanation
    Are you crossing your fingers hoping for a brown-eyed baby? Or, are you wondering how on earth you ended up with blue-eyes with two parents with brown eyes? Don't worry, you weren't switched at birth and your little one could have brown eyes no m...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • What color will my baby
    Genetics and Pregnancy
    What Color Will My Baby's Eyes Be? A Genetic Explanation (Video)
    Genes come in pairs, and each gene in a pair may differ slightly. One gene may be dominant, and override the other gene, which is recessive. A recessive gene only has an effect if both genes in a pair are recessive. An example is eye color. Altho...
  • 5 Essentials for Baby
    Babies
    Staff Tips: 5 Essentials for Baby's First Year
    Check out our video for more details and hacks using our top five baby essentials!  "My basement is full of doodads that failed the first-year test -- fancy diaper pails, digital this-and-that, and don't even get me started on peepee teepees." ...
    Laurie Mega
  • What color will my baby
    Babies
    What Color Will My Baby's Eyes Be? A Genetic Explanation
    Are you crossing your fingers hoping for a brown-eyed baby? Or, are you wondering how on earth you ended up with blue-eyes with two parents with brown eyes? Don't worry, you weren't switched at birth and your little one could have brown eyes no m...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Toy Finder
    Find our top picks for the best toys of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • Build your baby
    Babies
    Building Your Baby’s Wardrobe from Scratch
    There are many daunting things about becoming a parent for the first time. You work your hardest to keep your kids safe, eating healthy and living a happy life. Agonizing about your children’s wardrobes shouldn’t be your biggest concern. If y...
    Amanda Light
  • Soothe crying babt
    Soothing Baby
    How to Soothe a Crying Baby
    We all know that babies cry. But when your little one starts to sob, you just want to figure out a way to make it right. First, do a round of checks. Are they cold? Do they need a diaper change? Are they sick? If they're still inconsolable, try...
    Rebecca Desfosse
  • How to wean your baby from the bottle
    Weaning
    5 Tips for How to Wean Your Baby from the Bottle or Breast
    How to wean your baby is a hot topic among moms, but what's the best way to do it? There are two important factors to consider when weaning from the bottle or breast: your baby's nutritional needs and their emotional needs. Leigh Anne O'Connor i...
    Laura Richards
  • How Much and How Often to Bottle Feed
    Formula
    How Much and How Often to Formula Feed
    When I brought my first son home, my husband and I were totally freaked out about how much and how often to formula feed. Our little guy was only eating about an ounce at the time. We were convinced he wasn't eating enough and that would lead to ...
  • Having twins has its sweet moments and its challenges
    Twins
    Having Twins: A Day in the Life of Mom
    I will never forget the day my husband went back to work after I had twins. Our boys were preemies and were in the NICU for a while. When they were released, life went back to normal. Wait, no, not normal. Normal went out the window, especially f...
    Laura Richards
  • Close Up of Sleeping Baby
    Babies and Toddlers
    Understanding (and Coping With) Sleep Regression in Your Child
    For parents of little ones, sleep is a precious commodity. As valuable as the air you breathe and the food you eat. Sleep is just as, if not more, important for babies and infants. And as it always seems to be the way, just when your bundle of jo...
    Steven Auger
  • Family Life
    Cuteness Overload: How to Organize Your Baby Pictures
    “Quick! Get the camera!” How many times have you heard that in the first couple years of your child’s life? Every year, people take thousands of photos of their children. With today’s technology, cameras are easily accessible on our phon...
    Jennifer Niloff
  • Babies and Toddlers
    Starting Solids
    Timetable for Introducing Cereal to Infants
    The American Academy of Pediatrics does not recommend introducing cereal and other solid foods until four to six months of age. ...
  • Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Book Finder
    Find our top picks for the best books of the year!
    familyeducation editors
  • baby sleeping in crib next to parents bed
    Setting Up the Nursery
    Where Should Newborns Sleep?
    Have you decided where your new bundle of joy will sleep when she comes home? The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recommends keeping your infant in the same room where you sleep (but not in the same bed) to greatly reduce the risk of Sudden ...
    Erin Dower