Welcome to Motherhood

While loving your newborn will be instinctual, caring for them is a different matter entirely. You may feel overwhelmed or lost, especially in the beginning if you’re a first-time mom. We’ve all been there.

While there is a lot to learn, don’t worry, we’ll get you up to speed on everything you’ll need to do.

Baby Care 101

To keep you better organized, it’s best if we break this up into bite-sized sections for you. These are the primary areas of caring for your baby you’ll need to know about.

  • Breastfeeding: Will you breastfeed? Or will you formula feed? If you opt for breastfeeding, you’ll have to get up to speed on pumping, common breastfeeding issues, supply problems you may encounter, and breastfeeding products that will make your life so much easier.
  • Development: You’ll learn about those fun milestones coming up, as well as the fun stuff like playing, reading, music, education, and exercise as it pertains to your baby.
  • Diapering, clothes, and laundry: Will you use cloth or disposable diapers? Do you know how to change a diaper correctly, or spot abnormal baby poop? You’ll also learn about clothes for leaving the hospital, what laundry detergent to use, and products to help you stay on top of things.
  • Feeding Babies and Toddlers: This category will cover solid food feedings, making and storing food, what to expect for portion sizes, and what products you’ll need to get started.
  • Everyday Baby Care: Babies can get surprisingly dirty and smelly in no time at all. You’ll learn about the basics of grooming, bathing, and cleaning your little bundle of joy.
  • Health and Safety: This is the category that might give you some of the most anxiety. We all want our babies to be safe, 24-7. We’ll give you the 411 on babyproofing, illnesses, outdoors safety, sun safety, water safety, and more.
  • Baby Sleep & Nursery: It’s going to seem like your baby always sleeps, except when you want them to. We’ll give you the lowdown on sleep strategies, the safest sleeping position, swaddling, and all the gear you’ll need like cribs, bassinets, accessories, and more.
  • Travel with Kids: If you want to show your baby the world or let them tag along while you keep exploring it, you’ll need some guidance. It takes a ton of planning to travel with a baby. We’ll give you our best tips on how to travel, travel safety, babywearing, and the gear that will help you, such as car seats, strollers, and more.

Breastfeeding

The 13 Best Breast Pumps for Breastfeeding Mamas (2020 Reviews)
The 13 Best Breast Pumps for Breastfeeding Mamas (2020 Reviews)
25 Tips to Increase Your Low Milk Supply
25 Tips to Increase Your Low Milk Supply
11 Best Lactation Supplements to Get the Breast Milk Flowing
11 Best Lactation Supplements to Get the Breast Milk Flowing
The Best 10 Nursery Gliders and Baby Rocking Chairs for Breastfeeding
The Best 10 Nursery Gliders and Baby Rocking Chairs for Breastfeeding
Best Nursing Covers for Breastfeeding Privacy
Best Nursing Covers for Breastfeeding Privacy
The Best Breast Pump Bags to Pump Up Your Style
The Best Breast Pump Bags to Pump Up Your Style
The Best Breast Milk Storage Bags for Storing Your Liquid Gold
The Best Breast Milk Storage Bags for Storing Your Liquid Gold
25 Best Nursing Bras: How to Find the Perfect Fit for You
25 Best Nursing Bras: How to Find the Perfect Fit for You
Find the Best Nursing Tops and Tees for You (30 Great Picks)
Find the Best Nursing Tops and Tees for You (30 Great Picks)
How to Burp a Baby (Step-By-Step Guide)
How to Burp a Baby (Step-By-Step Guide)
What Is a Tongue-Tied Baby? (Answers to All Your Questions)
What Is a Tongue-Tied Baby? (Answers to All Your Questions)
Treat the Girls Right: A Maternity and Nursing Bra Size Guide
Treat the Girls Right: A Maternity and Nursing Bra Size Guide

Bottle & Solid Feeding

What are the Best Hook On High Chairs?
What are the Best Hook On High Chairs?
The Best Bottle Warmers for Heating Milk in Minutes
The Best Bottle Warmers for Heating Milk in Minutes
Best Anti-Colic Bottle for Soothing Baby’s Tummy Troubles
Best Anti-Colic Bottle for Soothing Baby’s Tummy Troubles
Zap Germs with the Best Baby Bottle Sterilizers
Zap Germs with the Best Baby Bottle Sterilizers
The Best High Chairs For Every Type of Situation
The Best High Chairs For Every Type of Situation
Best Booster Seat High Chairs (Safe, Sturdy & Affordable)
Best Booster Seat High Chairs (Safe, Sturdy & Affordable)
Best Bottles for Breastfed Babies (As Close to Breasts As You Can Get)
Best Bottles for Breastfed Babies (As Close to Breasts As You Can Get)
The Best Sippy Cups of Every Kind (Straw, Silicone, & More)
The Best Sippy Cups of Every Kind (Straw, Silicone, & More)
Make Meal Time Easy & Fun With The Best Baby Food Makers
Make Meal Time Easy & Fun With The Best Baby Food Makers
How to Get a Toddler to Eat Vegetables (It’s Easier Than You Think)
How to Get a Toddler to Eat Vegetables (It’s Easier Than You Think)
When Can Babies Have Water for Drinking? (3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Give It Too Early)
When Can Babies Have Water for Drinking? (3 Reasons You Shouldn’t Give It Too Early)
How to Get Rid of Baby Hiccups (4 Ways to Handle Them)
How to Get Rid of Baby Hiccups (4 Ways to Handle Them)

Baby Sleep

How to Find the Best Nap Mat for Your Toddler
How to Find the Best Nap Mat for Your Toddler
The Best Nursery Mobiles to Capture Baby’s Imagination
The Best Nursery Mobiles to Capture Baby’s Imagination
The Best Toddler Bed Rails and Bumpers to Keep Them in Bed at Night
The Best Toddler Bed Rails and Bumpers to Keep Them in Bed at Night
Best Bassinets for a Good Night’s Sleep
Best Bassinets for a Good Night’s Sleep
Shining a Light on the Best Baby Night Lights
Shining a Light on the Best Baby Night Lights
The Best Sleep Sacks to Keep Your Child Warm and Safe
The Best Sleep Sacks to Keep Your Child Warm and Safe
How to Teach Baby to Sleep Alone (So You’ll Sleep Too)
How to Teach Baby to Sleep Alone (So You’ll Sleep Too)
How Much Sleep Do Babies Need? (And 3 Reasons Your Child Might be Sleeping More Than Usual)
How Much Sleep Do Babies Need? (And 3 Reasons Your Child Might be Sleeping More Than Usual)
How to Get a Toddler to Sleep (5 Ways to Deal with Epic Bedtime Meltdowns)
How to Get a Toddler to Sleep (5 Ways to Deal with Epic Bedtime Meltdowns)
The 10 Best Nursery Rugs For a Dreamy Room (That You’ll Both Love)
The 10 Best Nursery Rugs For a Dreamy Room (That You’ll Both Love)
The 7 Best Toddler Beds for Weary Heads
The 7 Best Toddler Beds for Weary Heads
The Best Bassinet Strollers to Help Your Baby Sleep on the Go
The Best Bassinet Strollers to Help Your Baby Sleep on the Go

Diapering & Clothes

The Best Cloth Diapers For Eco-Friendly Mamas
The Best Cloth Diapers For Eco-Friendly Mamas
What are the Best Overnight Diapers for Keeping Baby Dry?
What are the Best Overnight Diapers for Keeping Baby Dry?
How to Choose the Best Swim Diapers for Your Baby
How to Choose the Best Swim Diapers for Your Baby
The Best Backpack Diaper Bags for Toting Diapers In Style
The Best Backpack Diaper Bags for Toting Diapers In Style
10 Best Baby Laundry Detergents (Liquid, Powder, and Pods!)
10 Best Baby Laundry Detergents (Liquid, Powder, and Pods!)
The 13 Best Diaper Bags for Moms With Style
The 13 Best Diaper Bags for Moms With Style
The Best Changing Pads For Easy Diaper Changes
The Best Changing Pads For Easy Diaper Changes
How to Find the Best Baby Wipes for Your Baby
How to Find the Best Baby Wipes for Your Baby
The Best Pull-Up Diapers to Teach Potty Independence
The Best Pull-Up Diapers to Teach Potty Independence
How to Use a Kids Pants Size Chart (Step-by-Step Guide)
How to Use a Kids Pants Size Chart (Step-by-Step Guide)
The One Diaper Sizes Guide (To Get You Through to Potty Training)
The One Diaper Sizes Guide (To Get You Through to Potty Training)
A Comprehensive Kids Shoe Sizes Chart (And How to Measure Feet)
A Comprehensive Kids Shoe Sizes Chart (And How to Measure Feet)
The New Way to Fold Baby Clothes: A How-To Guide
The New Way to Fold Baby Clothes: A How-To Guide
The Best Diaper Changing Clutches for Moms with Style
The Best Diaper Changing Clutches for Moms with Style
Best Baby Dresses for Your Little Princess
Best Baby Dresses for Your Little Princess

Baby Health & Safety

Best Pacifiers for Babies (Soothe Your Little One)
Best Pacifiers for Babies (Soothe Your Little One)
The Best Water Shoes for Toddlers, Babies, and Kids
The Best Water Shoes for Toddlers, Babies, and Kids
Best Baby Thermometers You Can Buy (Safe & Accurate)
Best Baby Thermometers You Can Buy (Safe & Accurate)
How to Find the Best Humidifier for Baby (Expert Buying Guide)
How to Find the Best Humidifier for Baby (Expert Buying Guide)
The Best Baby Beach Tent for the Summer Fun
The Best Baby Beach Tent for the Summer Fun
Best Life Jackets for Babies & Toddlers (Safe, Effective, Affordable)
Best Life Jackets for Babies & Toddlers (Safe, Effective, Affordable)
Best Sunglasses for Babies & Toddlers for Maximum UV Protection
Best Sunglasses for Babies & Toddlers for Maximum UV Protection
What are the Best Cabinet Locks for Babyproofing?
What are the Best Cabinet Locks for Babyproofing?
Best Shopping Cart Covers To Protect Baby From Germs
Best Shopping Cart Covers To Protect Baby From Germs
Looking at Types of Baby Poop (Colors and Smells You Should Know About)
Looking at Types of Baby Poop (Colors and Smells You Should Know About)
Worried Because Your Newborn Doesn’t Cry? (What You Need to Know)
Worried Because Your Newborn Doesn’t Cry? (What You Need to Know)
How to Treat Newborn Chapped Lips (4 Ways To Help)
How to Treat Newborn Chapped Lips (4 Ways To Help)
Can I Give My Baby Pedialyte? (Step-By-Step Guide and Answers)
Can I Give My Baby Pedialyte? (Step-By-Step Guide and Answers)
The 7 Best Bike Helmets for Babies and Toddlers to Protect That Precious Noggin
The 7 Best Bike Helmets for Babies and Toddlers to Protect That Precious Noggin
Decoding Baby Crying (So You Can Keep Your Sanity)
Decoding Baby Crying (So You Can Keep Your Sanity)

Travel with Baby

Flying with Car Seats and Strollers (5 Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier)
Flying with Car Seats and Strollers (5 Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier)
13 Best Kids Backpacks Your Children Will Love to Carry
13 Best Kids Backpacks Your Children Will Love to Carry
15 of the Best Toddler Backpacks You Can Buy
15 of the Best Toddler Backpacks You Can Buy
Car Seat Safety (Everything You Need to Know)
Car Seat Safety (Everything You Need to Know)
The 15 Best Strollers (You’ll Be Proud to Wheel Around)
The 15 Best Strollers (You’ll Be Proud to Wheel Around)
The 8 Best Stroller Boards (To Give Your Child a Break)
The 8 Best Stroller Boards (To Give Your Child a Break)

Baby Development & Milestones

CVC Word List (To Help Your Child Read)
CVC Word List (To Help Your Child Read)
Reading Fluency Activities (And 3 Games for Improving)
Reading Fluency Activities (And 3 Games for Improving)
How to Potty Train Your Baby (5 Step-By-Step Instructions)
How to Potty Train Your Baby (5 Step-By-Step Instructions)
The 25 Best Board Games for Preschoolers (For Fun and Learning)
The 25 Best Board Games for Preschoolers (For Fun and Learning)
The 10 Best Gymnastics Mats for Kids (For Non-Stop Action)
The 10 Best Gymnastics Mats for Kids (For Non-Stop Action)
The 7 Best Fitness Trackers for Kids (That You’ll Both Love)
The 7 Best Fitness Trackers for Kids (That You’ll Both Love)