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Infant sign language is one of the many skills out there for new parents to learn. Here's a humorous look at whether it's necessary, from Boston Parents Paper columnist Steve Calechman.
New babies mean less sleep. Here, our Pure Guesswork columnist Steve Calechman proposes some inventions he'd like to see created to help parents and their infants get more shut-eye.
Boston Parents Paper takes a closer look at the hospital Newborn Intensive Care Unit (NICU), where doctors, nurses and other caring staff provide life-saving care for newborns in medical distress and extraordinary support for their families.
The first installment of our new humor column chronicling the adventures of a new dad follows our intrepid hero into a grocery store with his infant son for the first time.
Standards of care in labor and delivery at Massachusetts hospitals have changed in recent years, from how medication is used to when doctors will induce labor to what happens to the baby immediately after birth.
Published: 05/05/2013 in Health & Wellness
A new poll of parents finds that more than 40 percent are giving their very young children over the counter cough and cold medicines to relieve cold symptoms, despite federal warnings against this.
Our annual look at pregnancy and childbirth in Massachusetts explores free-range childbirth, traditional baby names, re-purposing baby gear and the state's distinction of having the most twins and the oldest first-moms in the nation.
In the latest Boston Parents Paper installment of our Pure Guesswork column, writer-dad Steve Calechman struggles with how to prevent flying objects from interrupting a stroller ride for his infant son.
Today's dentists want to start seeing children for the first time before they hit age 1. Oral health is crucial to overall physical health, and finding a good "dental home" for your child and family is just as important as finding a doctor.