Parenting Baby

Which Diapers Are Better for the Planet?

By Dr. Alan Greene, M.D. As a father and pediatrician, I’ve changed many diapers—enough to teach me that diapers are a daily reminder that as humans we deplete resources as we consume, and we make messes with our waste. » Read more

What's the Score?

The Post-Baby Battle of the Sexes » Read more

Taking a Road Trip with Your Baby

By Elizabeth Pantley, author of Gentle Baby Care

To Grandmother’s house we go! And you’ll be in the car for five whole hours - how can you make the trip enjoyable with a baby along? Learn about it There’s no question: Marathon car trips with a baby on board take a good amount of planning and organization. But it can be done - and yes, it can even be fun! » Read more

Stop the Diaper Changing Battles

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care Babies are little bundles of energy! They don’t want to lie still to have their diapers changed. They cry, fuss, or even crawl away. A simple issue can turn into a major tug-of-war between parent and baby. » Read more

Pros and Cons to Pacifiers

By Maria T. Pepin

A pacifier is an artificial nipple designed for babies to suck on for comfort. Pacifiers have always been a popular way for parents to soothe their little ones when all else fails. It’s important to understand that your child can become dependant on them rather quickly, so before you pop that binky in your infant’s mouth, consider the pros and cons to using one. » Read more

Pacifiers and SIDS

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) occurs when a seemingly healthy infant less than a year old suddenly and unexpectedly dies for no apparent reason. The devastating loss can be made worse by parents’ mistaken belief that they could have done something to prevent their baby’s tragic death. » Read more

Is Head Banging Normal for Babies?

Your baby has seemed completely normal up until about six months, and then all of a sudden he or she develops a startling new habit: head-banging. They may bang their heads on the crib in a rhythmic fashion when it’s time to go to sleep; or on the floor or wall when they’re frustrated. What does it mean, and should you be concerned? For starters, if your baby has a head-banging habit, he or she is not alone. In fact, one study showed that up to 20 percent of babies habitually bang their heads. » Read more

Going Visiting With Your Baby

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of Gentle Baby Care » Read more

First-Born Jealousy

By Elizabeth Pantley, Author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution Question: Our first-born is showing extreme jealousy towards the new baby. He’s obviously mad at us for disrupting the predictable flow of his life with this new challenger for our attention. How can we smooth things out? » Read more

Elimination Communication: Infant Potty Training

By Nancy Da Silva » Read more