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16 Newborn Hacks Every New Parent Needs in Their Life

Having a newborn is a crazy ride, but it doesn't last for that long (just remind yourself of that when you're looking for the light at the end of the …

Pregnancy

Rules Grandparents Shouldn't Break When There's a New Baby

Becoming a new grandparent is an event as revolutionary as the invention of the wheel, if you listen to my grandparent friends. Besides giving them a …

45 Children's Books You'll Want To Give Again And Again

Children’s books are popular presents for newborns, but if you’re the gift-giver, the options can seem endless.<p>We asked members of the HuffPost Parents community<p>to share the kids’ books they come back to again and again when they need a gift for a baby shower. Some may be more for the parents …

Canadian Literature

How Do I Bathe My Baby? This Chart Breaks It Down By Age

Giving your baby their first bath is a low-key scary moment for new parents, and I don't think I'm alone in thinking this. They're so stinkin' small …

Pregnancy

Genius Parenting Hack to Help Babies Self-Soothe While Sleeping Is Going Viral

When Laura Gerson's daughter was about 3 months old, she watched Amelia on the video monitor struggle to find her pacifier in her crib after it fell out of her mouth, and then cry all night looking for it. Since then, the mom has had what some would consider an unconventional bedtime routine with …

Parenting

20 books that will change your life

Happy New Year, EW readers! ’Tis the season for making resolutions and changes, looking for those life-hacking secrets or transformative advice that …

8 Food Rules To Follow While You're Breastfeeding

"Pumping and dumping" might not be necessary.<p>Congrats, mama! You conquered nine months of pregnancy, and now you've got an adorable little baby in your arms. And after being on a pregnancy diet where you perhaps avoided runny eggs, sushi, lunchmeat, and mojitos, you’re probably ready to go back to …

7 Surprising Things You're Teaching A Child When You Give Them A Lovey

A lovey is an item your child has come to associate with comfort. It could be a blanket, stuffed animal, or favorite toy, all used to help transition …

Parenting

8 Things That Might Sound Scary, But Are Actually Great For Your Baby

Congrats on having a baby! What an awesome thing you’ve done. As a new parent, your head is probably swimming in lists of things that are safe and …

New research: What to feed your baby and when

Letting your baby feed themselves does not increase the risk of choking, according to new research from Swansea University.<p>Allowing children to feed …

When to Start Finger Foods? Probably Sooner Than You Think

Don't depend on the spoon for too long! Delaying finger foods can have a negative impact on your baby.<p>You may have already heard about baby-led weaning, a feeding approach in which babies feed themselves whole pieces of food from the start. Some parents who follow BLW skip purees entirely, while …

Parenting

These Are the Chores Your Child Should Be Doing This Year Based on Their Age

If you're a mama who feels like she's doing literally everything around the house, including picking up after your very capable kids, we know how you …

Kids

5 top tips to get your baby to sleep - according to this sleep expert and mum who's 'been there'

Ask any new parent what the most stressful part of having a new baby is and they're more than likely to say the lack of sleep.<p>In the early hours of …

Pregnancy

The 11 Best Expert Parenting Tips on Tantrums

Here's what researchers, scientists, and experts recommend doing to handle a kid's tantrum.<p>By<p>When it comes to handling a child’s tantrum, there are a …

Myths about baby sleep and SIDS, debunked by an expert

<b>(CNN) —</b> We need more training to get a driver's license than to become a parent, in our culture. Even though we would benefit from parental education, some of us have never even held a newborn before having one of our own. And we often rely on advice from friends and family, much of it outdated or …

Pregnancy

Fisher-Price Sit-Me-Up Floor Seat, Citrus Frog

• Upright seat for sitting and playing<br>• Soft, supportive seat pad. Removable and machine washable seat pad<br>• Wide and sturdy base. Max. Weight- 25 …

The 17 Best Expert Parenting Tips on Sleep

Here's what researchers, scientists, and experts recommend for making sure kids sleep well.<p>By<p>Oct 29 2017, 12:16 PM<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>When it comes to …

Mom Shares Genius Hack for Getting Babies to Take Medicine, Goes Viral

Getting a baby to take medicine is rarely easy—but one mom's simple trick is going viral. It's simple but it's totally genius!<p>When Helena Lee's baby was sick, the mom encountered a pretty common issue: Her son, Alfie, needed medicine—but when she tried to give him some, she realized just how …

8 biggest sleep mistakes new parents make and how to avoid them

SINGAPORE: Think that simply giving your baby a relaxing warm bath, then swaddling him and placing him in his cot will give him (and you) a full …

13 Tried-and-True Ways to Get a Baby to Stop Crying

Nobody likes a crying baby. While some parents are able to figure out how to soothe their little ones over and over again, some parents are "lucky" …

9 Parenting Hacks and Habits Not to Feel Guilty About

Experts share nine so-called "bad" parenting decisions, from bathing habits to screen time, that aren't that big a deal—and may even benefit your kids!<p>So you served up a pretty unhealthy breakfast or yelled at your munchkin because he refused to put on his shoes. Don’t beat yourself up! The truth …

What to Say to Kids Instead of "Stop Crying"

If you have kids, you have crying. They cry because their brother got to the door first, because they tried to ride two scooters at once and fell, …

This is the age your baby should be hitting each milestone

New research has emerged which puts together a timeline indicating when our kids should be doing everything.<p>Chartered clinical psychologist Dr Claire …

14 Terrifying Things About Your Baby That Are Totally Normal

If you were to ask my husband on the day my daughter was born, he would have told you that she wasn't the adorable baby I saw. To him, she was an …

Smiling, crawling, walking - this is when your baby should be hitting each milestone, apparently

The first few years of your baby’s life can bring you the most wonderful moments but they can also bring a host of worries and anxieties, especially …

Babies

Think Cry-It-Out Is Cruel? Here's What Scientists Can Now Confirm

For new parents struggling through yet another sleepless night, the cry-it-out method — in which babies are allowed to cry themselves to sleep — …

24 Life-Changing Parenting Products Sold On Amazon

Because shopping online sure beats having to put on pants.

100 Baby Products We Couldn't Live Without!

Here comes baby — and with baby comes more "stuff" than a mom-to-be ever dreamed necessary. So how's a pregnant woman to decide what's actually worth the splurge and what's just for fun? She turns to her trusted friends, who've been there and done that already. And that's just what we're doing for …

Kids

Just Had a Baby? A Six-Week Survival Guide

16 Breastfeeding Myths—And the Truth!