Today's Best Advice
To avoid heartburn while pregnant, eat small meals and wait two hours after eating before you exercise.
Pediatrician Virginia Apgar invented the APGAR test that allows an ob/gyn or pediatrician in the delivery room to assess how well a newborn is adjusting to life outside the uterus.
Sun protection means more than sunscreen. For optimal protection, put a wide-brimmed hat and UV-protective sunglasses your baby.
Drinking lots of water during pregnancy -- at least 64 ounces a day -- helps prevent urinary tract, bladder, and kidney infections.
Spicy foods like garlic and onion can alter the taste of breast-milk. Rather than pass on a tasty meal, up your fluid intake during and after the meal to help dilute their strong flavor.
If your little one's nose is red and irritated from a runny nose, dab some Aquaphor cream on the outer nostrils to soothe the skin.
To protect their sensitive eyes, infants should wear sunglasses, especially in high altitudes and very sunny climates.
To make diaper changes go more smoothly, hang a mobile or eye-catching toy above the changing table (but keep it out of baby's reach).
Even if you breastfeed, your baby may require vitamin drops after six months of age to ensure he's getting all the nutrition he needs.
Invest in some flexible teething rings that can be cooled in the refrigerator to soothe your baby's gums.
Before you come home from the hospital, let your cat or dog sniff a blanket that smells like your new baby, to ease the transition.
To prevent your cat from jumping into the baby's crib, line the mattress with double-sided tape or foil.
Babies can choke on objects that are smaller than 1 1/2 inches in diameter, so keep them out of reach.