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27 tried and tested tips for new parents

There are lots of things that go through your head before you become a parent. You'll need to know things that you didn't even think of. This is why advice from real parents that have been there and done that is so invaluable. Read on for our readers' tried-and-true tips for new parents.

Why Swaddling Newborns Is No Longer Recommended

Knowing whether or not to swaddle newborns has always been a little contentious. Parents and experts are unsure if it's still the right thing to do. Here's some updated guidelines.

How To Care For Baby’s Umbilical Cord And Belly Button

You have a lot of terrain to cover with a new babe in tow. Here are the ins and outs of innies and outies.

Dads, Bonding With Your Baby Will Happen

Moms and dads experience bonding with baby differently. Sure, breastfeeding is an advantage, but that's not the only way to build a relationship. Dads, don't despair, here are tips to help.

Do I need a routine for my baby?

Everyone wants to know when your baby eats, sleeps and poops. Don’t let schedules and lists stress you out.

What To Expect In Your Baby’s First Year

Whether you’re a first-time parent or you're welcoming number two or three, it's always nice to have great advice and important developmental information at hand. We broke down the stages of your babe's first year.

Newborn milestones and development

You've waited nine months for your newborn and you don't know what to expect. Ease your fears by reading how your newborn will develop.

Dealing with gender disappointment

Feeling sad that you’re expecting one gender when you’d hoped for the other? Experts say there are ways to manage your feelings.

Tips for caring for near-term babies

Babies born between 37 and 38 weeks are considered early-term. These babies do not face the same difficulties as preemies but they are not-term.

Dealing with new-parent anxiety

Wracked with new-parent anxiety? It's totally normal. Here are ways to deal with it.

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