Baby Care Basics

Caring for your newborn is full of emotion. Here we'll give you tips on how to survive the first week and beyond as you settle into Motherhood.

10 Newborn Worries (Not to Fret About)

There are plenty of things to pay attention to after your baby is born. Here are some things you don't need to put on that list.

10 Things to Know About Newborns

Here are a few basics you need to know about your new arrival.

How to Massage a Baby

Tips and techniques on how to massage your new baby.

23 Ways to Soothe a Fussy Newborn

Here's help to hush your little baby.

Your Newborn: 30 Tips for the First 30 Days

Parent-to-parent advice on feeding, soothing, and more during baby's first days at home.

Must-Read Tips for Your First Week with Baby

Around-the-clock feedings. Nursing troubles. No sleep. No problem. We'll help you through the first crazy days.

Establishing a Schedule for Baby

Babies are often resistant to a daily routine. Here are some pointers to help you set up a schedule that works for both you and your child.

All About Circumcision

The whats, whys, and hows about newborn circumcision.

The World According to Babies

Here, fascinating answers to the question: How much does my baby understand?

A New Mom's First 6 Weeks

Everybody gets through the first few weeks with baby, and so will you. Here's how one mom made it.

The New Rules on Raising Babies

Staying on top of the latest recommendations is like, well, keeping up with a baby. Here's what you need to know right now so your little one is both healthy and safe.

How to Clean Baby's Belly Button

Stumped on how to keep your baby's belly button clean? Follow these steps on how to wash baby's belly area before and after the umbilical cord falls off.

Should You Let People Kiss Your Baby? One Mom Doesn't Think So

One baby's harrowing battle with the herpes simplex 1 virus is making some new parents reconsider just how close visitors should get to their newborns.

Baby Poop: What's Normal?

Here's what you need to know about your baby's poop. Whether your baby is breastfed, formula fed or eating solid foods, this is what's normal.

What Pediatricians Wish Every New Mom Knew

Your newborn cries a lot, has weird-colored poop, and just got a strange rash on his face. Normal or not? We asked doctors to weigh in on the most common new-baby problems.

Weird Baby Symptoms

Your baby may have a lot of weird symptoms in the first few months. We'll tell you whether you need to worry about any of them.

Birth Day: Your Baby's First 24 Hours of Life

While you've probably mapped out what your post-delivery hospital stay will entail, you may not realize that your baby will be twice as busy as you'll be. Just five minutes after he arrives, he is poked, pricked, measured, tested, cleaned, and swaddled. Delivery procedures are different in every hospital, but here's what's likely to happen in the whirlwind that's your baby's first day.

All About Newborn Feeding

From breastfeeding tips to formula must-knows, find the answers for many common new-mommy questions.

12 Things No One Ever Tells You About Babies

Dirty diapers? Yes. Sleepless nights? Of course. A pimply, pointy-headed newborn--what's up with that? Let us clue you in on the biggest surprises about little babies.

What to Expect Baby's First Week

Envisioning cozy nursing sessions in your new glider, visits from FOBs (friends of baby), and rocking your newborn to sleep? You'll get there, Mom! Use our guide so you aren't blindsided by feeling sore, sleepy, and a little weepy during those early days.

10 Newborn Worries (Not to Worry About)

There are plenty of things to pay attention to after your new baby is born. Here are some things you don't need to put on that list.

What's Normal for My Newborn?

A newborn's arrival brings brand-new worries. Here's how to tell the difference between what's normal and what's cause for concern.

Routines for a Happy Baby

As a new parents, you're no doubt feeling overwhelmed and out of sorts. How do you really know when Baby should eat? And when do you put your little one down for a nap? Establishing schedules can help. Here's how to establish a peaceful and effective routine for you and Baby.

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