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The real reason babies cry

If babies had their way, they would be an only child.

Sunday - 04/13/2014, 08:10pm EDT

Tags: parenting, Randi Martin, Mothers, breast feeding

Ethical issues emerge as scientists peek into baby genes

The newest frontier in the genetic revolution peaks into a baby's genetic code, but is full of ethical challenges, from how early to do so to how to make use of this health forecast without causing needless worry.

Tuesday - 10/08/2013, 08:56am EDT

Tags: Inova Translational Medicine Institute, Falls Church, genetics, gene-mapping, NIH

Pulse oximetry test: 'ET'-like light could save babies

It's every new parent's nightmare: a healthy baby goes home from the hospital and within days turns blue and struggles to breathe.

Monday - 10/07/2013, 06:59am EDT

Tags: pulse oximetry, parenting, paula wolfson, Gerald Martin

Local parents celebrate babies' births with royal style

Fourteen babies who share a birthday with Britain's royal baby got the royal treatment Tuesday at Shady Grove Adventist Hospital.

Tuesday - 07/23/2013, 07:10pm EDT

Tags: birthdays, royal baby, Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, michelle basch

Top 5 things to do with babies in the D.C. area

You recently welcomed your little bundle of joy -- now what? Experts say one of the best things new parents can do is get out of the house. Here's a list of destinations for you and your baby.

Friday - 06/14/2013, 08:44am EDT

Tags: activities, D.C. area, Micaela Williamson

Mom knows best? Research says otherwise

The saying goes, "Mom knows best." But some new research suggests that isn't always the case.

Friday - 04/26/2013, 12:44pm EDT

Tags: Mothers, fathers, Joan Jones, Nature Communications

Predicted baby name trends for 2013

Ancient names inspired by gods and goddesses are going to be popular among expecting parents this year, according to

Thursday - 12/06/2012, 11:04am EST

Tags: names

Parents swap sonograms for gender-reveal cakes

Instead of learning the news in a sterile hospital room from a doctor, couples are gathering in the comfort of their homes with family and friends their eyes glued to a cake rather than a sonogram for proof that it's a boy or girl.

Wednesday - 11/14/2012, 08:50pm EST

Tags: parents, cake decorator, pregnancy, Stephanie Steinberg, cakes, gender reveal

Researchers gain insight into colic's causes

Some symptoms of colic are treatable problems common in adults, according to the author of the book "Colic Solved."

Monday - 07/23/2012, 04:33am EDT

Tags: paula wolfson, colic,

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