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Higher Doses of Vitamin D May Boost Preemies' Bone Health October 18, 2017

Doubling amount given also improved their growth

Antibody Injections in Pregnancy Might Shield Fetus From Zika October 04, 2017

But experimental treatment only tested in monkeys so far, researchers say

'Sleep Positioners' a Danger to Baby: FDA October 04, 2017

Infants should always be put to sleep on their back on a firm, bare surface

When Adults Show Determination, Babies Copy September 21, 2017

'It's OK to let your kids see you sweat,' researcher says

Could Pests, Dust Lower Kids' Odds for Asthma? September 21, 2017

Inner-city study found early exposure to cockroaches and mice droppings seemed protective

Parents Getting Better at Using Car Seats Safely September 15, 2017

But older kids often miss out on booster seats

Vision Problems Common in Babies Infected With Zika September 14, 2017

Impairments range in severity, two studies found

'Microbiomes' May Hold Key to Kids' Ear Infections September 13, 2017

Germ communities in the middle ear differ greatly between affected and unaffected people, study shows

Breast-Feeding Linked to Lower Endometriosis Risk September 08, 2017

Hormonal changes may play a role, researchers say

Be Cautious Going Home After Hurricane Harvey September 07, 2017

Electrocution and carbon monoxide poisoning are risks in flooded homes, American Thoracic Society says

Researchers Find Genes Linked to Preterm Birth September 06, 2017

They also found that low selenium may play a role in early delivery, but these findings need to be replicated

Does General Anesthesia Affect Babies' Brains? September 01, 2017

Small study finds reduction in white matter among children operated on as infants

Some Newborns Don't Get Heart Defect, Hearing Loss Tests August 25, 2017

Such screens are critical to early intervention efforts, CDC officials say

Too Many Babies Still Placed on Stomach to Sleep: Study August 21, 2017

Pediatric experts recommend infants always sleep on their backs to avoid SIDS

Anti-Vaccine Family Members, Friends Spur Many Moms to Delay Baby's Shots August 18, 2017

Study found even if pregnant women later hear better info from docs, they may still wait on immunizations

Parents of Preemies End Up Just Fine: Study August 11, 2017

When kids are grown, quality of life is the same as for parents of babies born full-term

Therapy for Kids With Autism Pays Off for Moms, Dads August 11, 2017

Study found when parents become therapy partners, they become less depressed, learn to keep emotions in check

Low Blood Sugar in Newborns Tied to Brain Problems Later August 08, 2017

These babies 2 to 3 times more apt to struggle with planning, memory, attention at age 4, study finds

How Preschoolers Begin Learning the Rules of Reading, Spelling August 07, 2017

Exposing them to written words early on will give them a strong start, researcher says

Picky Eater? It Might Just Be Your Child's Personality August 04, 2017

Temperament determines which kids will resist new foods, study suggests

Can Breast Milk Feed a Love of Vegetables? August 04, 2017

Think of it as an early stealth strategy in the war against picky eating, researchers say

Recent Flu Shot Shouldn't Prevent Vaccination During Pregnancy August 01, 2017

Study rebuts concerns about multiple vaccination timing

Breast-Feeding Lowers Mom's Breast Cancer Risk: Study August 01, 2017

It also reduces the child's future cancer risk, cancer institute reports

Despite Warnings, Kids Are Still Dying in Hot Cars July 14, 2017

Even on a 60-degree day, a small child's body temperature can quickly rise

No Sign That Antidepressants in Pregnancy Harm Kids' Brains: Study July 12, 2017

Large Swedish study found no link between mom's use of the drugs and kid's intellectual disability

Soft Contact Lenses Safe for Kids and Teens, Review Finds July 05, 2017

Infection rates no higher than for adults, and actually lowest for younger kids

Widening 'Race Gap' in U.S. Infant Deaths July 03, 2017

After years of progress, there's been a recent rise in deaths for black babies, study finds

Probiotic Supplements Failed to Prevent Babies' Infections July 03, 2017

Benefits of breast-feeding might have overshadowed any potential protective effects, doctors suggest

A Baby's Skin No Match for the Sun June 23, 2017

Shade, clothes and hats offer little ones safe protection, pediatric dermatologist says

Breast-Feeding Tied to Lower Heart, Stroke Risk for Mom June 21, 2017

Study finds the longer a woman does it, the lower her risk drops

Could You Raise a 'No-Diaper' Baby? June 21, 2017

Physician couple found it's possible, but daycare workers and babysitters may not want to give it a go

Most Mothers Have Been Victims of 'Mommy-Shaming,' Poll Finds June 19, 2017

Criticism of parenting skills usually comes from family members, on topics from discipline to diet

Time for Some Summer Sun Safety Tips June 18, 2017

Pediatricians offer advice on preventing sunburns, other warm weather problems

Health Tip: Children and Thumbsucking June 16, 2017

It may affect dental health

Medical Costs Soar for U.S. Babies Born Addicted to Opioids June 15, 2017

Yearly price tag for their care now tops $300 million, researchers report

Many Preemies Don't Struggle in School June 12, 2017

Two-thirds of the tiniest infants were ready for kindergarten, study says

Newborns Sickened With Legionnaire's Disease Via Home Water Birth: CDC June 08, 2017

Arizona investigators say better precautions needed to avoid the potentially deadly infection

Antidepressants During Pregnancy Safe for Baby: Study June 07, 2017

It finds newborns aren't more likely to be irritable, hard to feed or sleepless

Sudden Unexpected Infant Deaths May Be Underestimated: Study June 05, 2017

Lack of standardized death investigations might leave some babies out of official counts

Can Sharing Your Bedroom With Baby Come With Risks? June 05, 2017

Despite latest guidelines, odds of poorer sleep and SIDS are higher, study finds

Air Mattresses Linked to More Than 100 Infant Deaths June 02, 2017

They can mold to a baby's face, leading to suffocation, researchers say

Does Dad Time With Infants Boost Babies' IQ? May 30, 2017

Positive interactions during first few months could enhance thinking skills at age 2, study suggests

Hospital 'Baby Boxes' May Help Prevent SIDS in Newborns May 26, 2017

The innovative take-home gift helped curb the dangerous practice of bed-sharing, study found

Do Daughters Bring Out a Dad's 'Softer Side'? May 25, 2017

Study found men raising toddlers were more responsive, emotional with girls than boys

Is Your Child's Day Care Center Ready for Pandemic Flu? May 16, 2017

Most are not, a U.S. survey finds, despite the lessons of the 2009 'swine flu' outbreak

Fewer SIDS Deaths in U.S., But Gaps Among Racial Groups Remain May 15, 2017

Sudden infant deaths are twice as common for blacks as whites, study finds

Another Reason to Breast-Feed: It's Good for Baby's Belly May 08, 2017

30 percent of beneficial bacteria in infants' intestinal tract comes from breast milk, study finds

Reading to Babies Translates Into More Literate Preschoolers May 04, 2017

Study found moms who read to their infants had children with better vocabulary, reading skills

A Toddler's Screen Time Tied to Speech Delay May 04, 2017

Findings support American Academy of Pediatrics guidelines on technology use by very young children

U.S. Toddlers Eat More French Fries Than Vegetables May 01, 2017

Federal stats show some don't eat any veggies at all, and some infants don't get any breast milk

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