Baby Care

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.

How to Massage a Baby

Tips and techniques on how to massage your new baby.

10 Things to Know About Newborns

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

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.

All About Circumcision

The whats, whys, and hows about newborn circumcision.

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.

The World According to Babies

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

All About Newborn Feeding

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

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.

Dealing with Baby’s First Visitors

You’re back from the hospital, and everyone wants to visit. Here’s how to manage the crowds.

Baby Skin Basics

Your infant is prone to all sorts of rashes, from acne to eczema. Read on for a guide to the most common baby skin conditions during the first year and how to treat them.

What Is Your Baby Thinking?

Does she know me? Does she dream? Does she love me? Is she happy? We found the answers to all the stuff you wonder about during those middle-of-the-night feedings.

What’s Normal for Your Newborn?

A guide to those tiny physical flaws that are part of baby’s first weeks. Read this and relax.

The Benefits of Baby Massage

Massage can get your newborn to sleep better, improve her health, and even help you bond.

Swaddling Your Baby: The Quick Wrap

The Quick Wrap is an effective technique for parents with a minimum amount of time. Use a blanket that will cover the baby’s entire body.

Cleaning Baby’s Messiest Parts

Here’s how to handle those messy tasks of baby care — from drippy noses to dirty diapers.

Baby’s First Hours

Ever wonder what happens to your infant in the hours after he’s born — and before you bring him home? Take a look.

Newborn Body Basics

All you need to know about your baby’s skin, hair, and more in his first weeks of life.

Your Newborn’s Physical Features

When you first lay eyes on your baby, chances are you’ll think he’s absolutely perfect, but you can’t help noticing that his body has a few blemishes. So what’s normal? Here, a head-to-toe guide to your newborn’s birthday suit.

Why Is Routine Important for Babies?

Life with little kids is anything but boring. A regular schedule can bring some order to the chaos.

5 Tricky Baby Care Tasks Explained

Ease into daunting aspects of baby care with these expert tips. You’ll master these common-yet-complicated tasks in no time.

Bonding with Your Baby

Bonding with your baby doesn’t always happen right away, but don’t worry — falling in love is just a matter of time.

Guide to Your Newborn’s Senses

Discovery comes from tasting, smelling, touching, and more.

Swaddling Your Baby: The Burrito Roll

The “Burrito Roll” is a more secure (and longer-lasting) version of the Quick Wrap swaddle. When properly dressed in a Burrito Roll, the baby will resemble a popular Mexican foodstuff that consists of a flour tortilla rolled around a meat or bean filling.

Preparing for Your First Outing with Baby

Even a short trip with baby has potential for disaster. Here are some mom-savvy suggestions.

Baby’s First Winter: A Survival Guide

We tackle your worries about the cold season so you can keep your sweetie snuggly and healthy.

Newborn Novelties

Understanding Baby’s Body Language

Confused by some of your infant’s movements and hand gestures? Here’s how to decipher her nonverbal communication.

Understanding Your Baby’s Quirks

She sure is a charmer, but your 12-pound mega-cutie also does a thing or two that makes you say “Huh?” Let us explain your baby’s lovable quirks.

Why Are Babies So Cute? (And Other Burning Newborn Questions!)

They baffle, surprise, and enchant us. Here’s a guide to newborns.

Why Baby Loves You

10 things you do that win your baby’s heart.

A Typical Day For Your Newborn

An hour-by-hour guide to making the day more fun for both of you, including the best times for naps, meals, walks, and more.

On the Go!

How to deal with feeding, diapering, crying, and more when you’re out and about.

How to Dress and Undress a Baby

Follow these step-by-step directions for dressing and undressing your baby.

Common Newborn Ailments

8 common conditions that can occur in the first few months.

Your Baby from Birth to 3 Months

There’s more to your newborn baby than meets the eye. Here’s what’s going on inside his head.

Are You Spoiling Your Baby?

Do you think you might be spoiling your little one? It’s hard to know where to draw the line when it comes to indulging Baby’s needs. Get advice on how to navigate five common situations in a way that benefits both of you.

New Moms’ FAQs

Practical answers to the most common concerns that pediatricians hear in the first year.


Everything You Need to Know

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