Preparing for a New Baby

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Guidance on pregnancy, what to buy before the baby comes, care concerns, baby names and how to prepare for an infant.
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It's nothing new to hear about celebrities naming their babies all sorts of crazy names. (How do you think Pilot Inspektor, son of actor Jason Lee and now age 7, or 10-year-old Jermagesty Jackson,...
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To cut or not to cut -- that is the decision that many moms of newborn boys face today. Welcome to the latest "choice" that's stoking the fire of the Mommy Wars. If you thought bottle or...
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When researching our piece on "Taking Care of a Newborn," source Jennifer Walker, an Atlanta area RN BSN and co-founder of Moms on Call, shared these ten tips every parent should know - or prepare...
We can't possibly plan for everything when it comes to having kids, and that's exactly why we have old wives' tales that have been passed down for generations. They help us face the unknown...
So you just found out you're going to be a mom. Congratulations! The excitement of sharing the news about your pregnancy is just part of this wonderful experience -- just think of all the cute gifts...
The prince is here! Kate Middleton (now Duchess of Cambridge) and Prince William had a baby boy. And everyone is waiting breathlessly to learn what the future King of England's name will be. Betting...
When researching our piece on "Taking Care of a Newborn," source Jennifer Walker, an Atlanta area RN BSN and co-founder of Moms on Call, shared these ten tips every parent should know - or prepare...
Pregnancy is without a doubt one of the most magical times a woman can experience. But for many women, particularly those in the work force, this amazing experience can also be one of the most stressful....
There's nothing quite like learning that you're going to become a mother. Of all the titles you've held up to this point in your life -- sister, daughter, friend, co-worker -- you're about...
It's easy to get excited for all the new products and clothes you'll get to buy when your new baby arrives, but we all know that the cost of "brand new" isn't always realistic. When...
There's nothing more intimate and bonding than breastfeeding your new baby.  But whether you want to head back to work or back to bed, you'll need to wean your baby to bottle so that another caregiver...
"I hate the baby! Why do we have to keep the baby? You love the baby more than you love me! The baby is yucky, take her back!"'Welcome to sibling rivalry. If you envisioned a big happy family...
I always say my first child is my 9-year-old Shih Tzu. She was my first stab at raising another living thing who was completely and utterly helpless without me. She taught me patience, compromise and...
The day you find out you're pregnant may be the best day of your life. Then you get the joy of sharing the exciting news with the people in your life: your partner, your parents, your family, your friends...and...
Pets love routines and predictability so it's no surprise that preparations must be made when it's time to bring home baby. The following tips can help smooth the transition
Maternity leave can fly by so quickly, leaving moms feeling like they've only just started getting into a groove when they have to stop -- and start a whole new routine as a working parent. Not to...
Raising a child is no cheap endeavor. You're constantly budgeting for diapers, clothes, baby gear, college savings, food, childcare, enrichment classes. We don't have to tell you how long this...
Though they seem oh-so-delicate, newborn babies are actually quite sturdy. Still, you'll need to handle them properly to ensure their safety -- and your peace of mind.
It's nothing new to hear about celebrities naming their babies all sorts of crazy names. (How do you think Pilot Inspektor, son of actor Jason Lee and now age 7, or 10-year-old Jermagesty Jackson,...
To cut or not to cut -- that is the decision that many moms of newborn boys face today. Welcome to the latest "choice" that's stoking the fire of the Mommy Wars. If you thought bottle or...
This content is provided courtesy of USAA. As every parent knows, kids are definitely not cheap. Raising a child from birth through age 17 will cost a typical middle-income family almost $235,000, according...
Baby name options include everything from grandpa's surname to Shakespearean classics to crazy celebrity concoctions like Blue Ivy (Beyonce and Jay-Z). With so many names, there can be a lot of pressure...
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