Newborn Basics

So, your little boy or girl is finally here. Congratulations on your newborn! Along with the excitement and joy that comes with having a new baby is, we’re sure, some intense anxiety. And we don’t blame you -- as adorable as they are, newborn babies can also be pretty scary. Luckily, we have all sorts of baby advice and information about newborn care for you here in our comprehensive guide to newborn baby basics. Consider this your go-to guide for your first six months as a new parent, with all the newborn advice you need. Find tried-and-true tips on getting a month-old baby to sleep, swaddling secrets, and the lowdown on what to expect at baby's doctor appointments. Get advice on decreasing the risk of SIDS, the 411 on vaccines, and how to deal with the infamous 4-month wakeful period that so many newborns go through. Scroll down to the bottom of the page to visit our community message board for parents of zero- to six-month-old babies. You’ll find tons of advice, support, and suggestions, and get answers to any questions you still might have after going through our guide. Congratulations again on your newborn baby!

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