2009 Fall

Chicago Baby

Sarah Foy, 1, of Elgin. Photo by Liz DeCarlo.

Wacky baby shower games

Diaper-changing races, bottles-'o-beer, and a strange game of doll-kissing that we still can't explain. We asked you what the weirdest game you've ever played at a baby shower was, and here's what you came back with. Read...

 

What to do when the doctor wants to induce

The best time to talk to your doctor about being induced is well before the procedure is ever needed.  Read...

 

New trends for new dads

Just as selecting a name and decorating a nursery are part of the natural process when you’re expecting a baby, having a baby shower is a staple in most first-time pregnancies. Read...

 

Trials and triumphs of raising a baby in Chicago

Chicago parents reveal the bright side -- and less-than-glamorous moments too -- of baby-rearing in the Windy City, stroller and diaper bag in tow. Read...

 

Pregnancy myth-buster

No to Brie? Yes to bras? We'll tell you what's true -- and what's trash. Read...

 

Cosmotot | Great finds for hip babies and parents

Parents of newborns will go through 196 diapers in the first two weeks, a quart of breast milk a day and countless bottles and wipes as baby blooms virtually overnight. Show off growth spurts with finds that combine practicality with originality this fall. Read...

 

Help your baby play with purpose

The increasing mobility and growing curiosity of 6- to 12-month-old babies make this a magical time. While this means baby-proofing the home and preparing for stranger anxiety, it also means you and baby can enjoy lots of interactive play. Read...

 

Pregnant again?!

Unplanned pregnancy -- it's not just a teen problem, and women who find themselves unexpectedly expecting, especially when their first child is still an infant, can feel dismay, resentment and guilt. Read...

 

Top tips for trips to the emergency room

Nobody wants to take their baby to the emergency room, but it's a fact of life at some point. The nation's top ER doc says being prepared can make a stressful situation much better.  Read...

 
 







 
 
 
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