Baby Care Basics

Learn the basics of how to care for your new baby with helpful how-to videos and step-by-step instructions that will have new moms feeling like experts in no time!

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8 Newborn Essentials That'll Make Life Easier
These clever finds simplify early babycare, from feedings to napping to bathtime.
8 Basic Baby Skills You'll Master the First Month
Polish your parenting game with this crash course on the crucial skills you’ll need first.
15 Brilliant Ways to Calm Your Baby
Appealing to your cherub's sight, sound, taste, smell and touch can soothe your baby in the womb—and stop crying once she's a newborn.
4 Tips for Bathing With Your Baby
A bath with your baby can be the most relaxing bonding experience. Here's how to do it right.
Newborn Baby Bootcamp: Taking Care of a Newborn
Every new mom and new dad needs some help. Here's everything you need to know about sleeping, breastfeeding, crying and more to get through those first few weeks with a new baby.
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The Age-by-Age Guide to Bonding with Your Baby
Snuggling, playing, and even making goo-goo eyes are all key to helping your infant develop into a healthy child.
Hospitals Need Baby Cuddler Volunteers for NICU
Coolest. Job. Ever. Hospitals are now enlisting volunteers to cuddle babies in the NICU and in adoption agencies—and for good reason. Here's how to get involved.

Babies Given Kangaroo Care Show Benefits Decades Later

New research says premature babies given skin-to-skin contact with their mothers reap benefits into young adulthood.