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First Few Weeks

27 tried and tested tips for new parents

Advice from real parents that have been there, done that. 

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.

How to navigate the NICU

The neonatal intensive care unit can be a scary place. But don’t worry—we talked to parents who’ve been there.

Benefits of skin-to-skin contact

The feeling of skin-to-skin contact with your newborn is unforgettable providing many benefits, from the physical to the psychological for both Baby and Mom.

The importance of hugging

Dr. Christine Chambers and Dr.Marsha Campbell-Yeo are experts when it comes to skin-to-skin contact. Here’s what they had to say.

Bonding with Dad

Moms often have more bonding opportunities, especially if they are breastfeeding. But there are plenty of opportunities for Dad to bond with Baby, too.

Our top tips for new parents

You’ve got this! Don’t overthink it, use your common sense, and get some sleep.

Is it hard for postnatal moms to get the nutrition they need?

Registered Dietitian Rosie Schwartz weighs in.

Why swaddling newborns is no longer recommended

Parents and experts are unsure if swaddling newborns is still the right thing to do.

Help Me Sara: 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.

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