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New Parents

Parenting a new baby can feel like being dropped off on another planet where you have to learn an entirely new way of life. Just take a deep breath. Let us help you take baby steps toward learning this parenting business.

Intro to Parenthood

One mom writes about the benefits of raising her daughters in rural Montana... more
We’ve compiled our best advice for all the mama “firsts” – big and small – for first-time moms ... more
Why one dad loves waking up at 4:30 AM to soothe his waking baby ... more
You can't order takeout forever! Here's some advice for everyday outings like dining out, shopping, and traveling with baby... more
Parenting staffers and bloggers share their not-always-glamorous but super sweet first photos with their new baby. Add your own first mom pic below!... more
The first parenting shock: They let you take the baby home. Like, without supervision. Only then do the real surprises unfold. Here's what readers told us was most unexpected for them as they embraced this whole mama thing. ... more
Feeding, sleeping, diapering: There's so much to learn about taking care of your newborn. We pinpoint the most common rookie mistakes, then tell you how to bounce back like a pro. ... more
15 new-mom tips for baby bathing, teeth care, feeding, sleep strategies and more... more
15 tips for new moms on baby sleep training, swaddling, teething, feeding, colic and more... more
Whoa, you had a baby! Now what? ... more
Supportive advice for navigating the first few bleary-eyed weeks with a newborn, from managing diaper duty to pulling off bath time without a hitch and swaddling. ... more
A guide to help moms discover new powers during their baby's first 12 weeks... more