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How do you know if your baby is teething? What does your baby's smile really mean? Is your baby ready to start solid food? Just The Facts, Baby is here to answer all your baby questions and give you the baby facts you need.

Temper Tantrums By Age – How to Deal

September 15th, 2014 | By: Nancy Ripton
A temper tantrum can mean something different depending on your child’s age. Here’s how to decode the reasons behind the screaming and calm your child down.
Temper Tantrums By Age – How to Deal

Acting out at age one can be very different from the screaming sessions that occur a year later. Here's how to handle temper tantrums at all ages:

Another Reason to Breastfeed

August 5th, 2014 | By: Nancy Ripton
Why breastfeeding your baby can boost their health later in life.
Another Reason to Breastfeed

Yet another study is out to tout the benefits of breastfeeding. According to researchers at Washington University in St. Louis young adults who were breastfed for at least three months have a significantly lower risk of chronic inflammation associated with cardiovascular and metabolic diseases. The study also shows that birth weight has implications for children’s health decades later.

What's Waking your Baby?

July 15th, 2014 | By: Elizabeth Pantley
Every new parent dreams of a baby who will sleep through the night. However, it’s possible the biggest hurdle to a good night’s sleep is your own best intentions.
What's Waking your Baby?

You may be the very obstacle that’s preventing your baby from sleeping through the night. As much as you may want your baby to sleep through the night, your own subconscious emotions can often hold you back from encouraging positive change in your babies’ sleeping habits. Here’s how to get a hold on your feelings and emotions so everyone can get a better night’s sleep.

Stages of Baby Development

July 15th, 2014 | By: Nancy Ripton
Knowing when your child is most ready to learn key skills can help you play an important role in her development.
Stages of Baby Development

While it's fun to track the stages of baby development (see baby development chart at end of this article), you shouldn't obsess if your child is a week or two late in getting to one. "A baby development chart is based on averages and should be used as a general guide," says Pam Schiller, an early childhood consultant. Baby milestones are there to raise awareness about your baby's development. The most important thin in monitoring your baby's development are "windows of opportunity," which are the periods of time when your child is most ready to acquire certain skills.

Decoding Baby Talk

June 23rd, 2014 | By: Nancy Ripton
Here's what your baby is trying to tell you
Decoding Baby Talk

What new mom hasn’t wished her baby could just tell her what she needs? Well, it turns out your baby can talk. The problem is, you just don’t understand her language. Here's how to decode baby talk and learn to communicate with your babyl