Americans are having fewer children, and some economists are raising alarm bells. A debate over how worried you should actually be.
Readers share life lessons from an extraordinary year.
The viability standard has governed the conversation for decades. It’s time for a new conversation.
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said the sleeper was not safe for infants because of the risk of suffocation.
Coronavirus variants may be causing severe infections in children.
These two stories will make you audibly gasp.
Experts believe Brazil’s overloaded hospital system and uneven access to health care are among the reasons babies and small children are succumbing to the virus at a high rate.
Every time we choose to love other mortal beings, someday, we will have to give them back.
The mother of the infants, a boy and a girl, was in custody but had not yet been charged in the deaths, officials said.
Many dancers have taken advantage of a byproduct of the pandemic — time away from performing — to try out a new role: motherhood.
The Times wants to see families finally welcoming new babies that they couldn’t see in person during the pandemic.
What to give the couple celebrating two major life events at once? Here are a few ideas.
Diaper need causes more anxiety than food or housing insecurity for some mothers.
The company will study its vaccine in children ages six months through 11 in the United States and Canada.
Some mothers are seeking alternatives, worried about Covid-19 and racial inequities in health care.
Why we can’t stop talking about her … whole thing.
Signs are pointing to a sizable pandemic baby bust in the United States, with implications that will be with us for years to come.
The company’s coming trials will also involve pregnant women and people whose immune systems are compromised.
He needed someone to cuddle him.
Can the “five S’s” used to calm fussy babies — swaddle, side or stomach position, shush, swing and suck — also help grown-ups snooze? A reporter finds out.
There is dignity in work, but we should support more than just work done for wages.
New York State will now allow gestational surrogates to carry babies for other parents. Here’s why they do it.
A new study suggests that protective antibodies can be transferred through the placenta, and the baby may receive more of them if a mother is infected with Covid earlier in her pregnancy.
Instead of lolling around in a lush pool of liquid, our baby was balled tight. Was there a connection to the eggs I had donated 10 years earlier?
In “American Baby,” Gabrielle Glaser unravels family secrets and considers the motivations that wove them into American life in the first place.
The expectant parents spend weeks deciding on their new baby’s name. Then the grandparents weigh in.
They’re searching the heavens, and through family history, for strong monikers in a pandemic.
Color-code their clothing. Paint nail polish onto a single toe. Treat them as the individuals they are.
It’s been a rough year. Let’s celebrate the little wins.
The birth of Molly Gibson using an embryo from 1992 broke a record set by her sister, Emma, in 2017. The embryos were donated when the girls’ mother was herself a toddler.
For the 80,000 children who die of H.I.V. each year, drugs are often bitter or hard to swallow. Dolutegravir will soon come in a tasty dissolving tablet.
A scientist tracks the dangers of flame retardants, meant to protect children, and why manufacturers cannot seem to stop using them.
Scenes and snippets from families across the country.
Scenes and snippets from families across the country.
Identifying your child’s emotional and behavioral reactions to stress is crucial, experts say, especially when anxieties are high.
I was my son’s only parent and our bond was strong. Now, I’m worried my daughter and I won’t have that connection.
Women told officials they had been pulled from a Sydney-bound flight in Doha, strip-searched and examined to see if they had recently given birth after an abandoned newborn was found in an airport bathroom.
Wine is good for children but bananas are bad, according to the Times archives.
Without preschool and playgroups, the youngest children are missing out on important educational opportunities.
Despite the crises of 2020, parents can realistically expect that children born today will outlive them. That wasn’t always the case.
I gave birth to two, but I also was a foster parent to another child for a year and a half, and he is still a child of my heart.
Figuring out when and how to make the switch can be complicated. Here’s how to make this milestone easier for you and your child.
“Driving home from the hospital with no baby,” Ms. Teigen wrote on Twitter. “How can this be real.” She said she and her husband had decided to call the infant Jack.
How masks and distancing may affect emotional development.
The agency’s new assessment directly contradicts federal scientists’ conclusions five years ago that chlorpyrifos can stunt brain development in young children.
PFAS, industrial chemicals used to waterproof jackets and grease-proof fast-food containers, may disrupt pregnancy with lasting effects.
Looking after two small kids while going through chemotherapy is the hardest thing I’ve ever done.
Several parties, meant to mark a milestone in the journey of pregnancy, have resulted in devastation. Is it time to temper the spectacle, or embrace the celebratory spirit?
More than 100,000 Americans give birth in their 40s each year, but what does that mean for the health of their pregnancies and their babies?
Take the time to select the right clinician for your family. Trust us, it’s more important than picking the perfect stroller. Here are some tips to help you get started.