First Year Playbook

Congrats, you’re parents! After having your baby, nothing will ever be the same—and that's a good thing. But it can bring on an overwhelming mix of emotions—from joy to a feeling of incompetence—as you navigate the minefield of the first year’s milestones. Rest assured, we’ve got everything you need to know to survive and thrive in those first 12 months.

Your New Baby

Breast Pump Pointers: Your Ultimate Pumping Guide
Thanks to pumping, your baby can benefit from your breast milk when you're not around. Here's how to get the hang of using a breast pump. 
How to Soothe a Colicky Baby
If your baby has colic, the never-ending crying can drive you nuts. Here are some expert strategies for soothing a colicky baby.
Picking the Best Newborn Baby Bottle
Choosing the best bottle for your newborn can be overwhelming. Check out our guide to learn about the different bottle shapes, sizes, materials, and more.
Why Does My Baby Cry When Burping?
Most parents know that babies need to be burped, but how—and why? Read on for general information, tips, and tricks.
Baby-Led Weaning is Becoming the New 'Breast is Best'—But It's Time to Squash Both
The pressure for parents to do baby-led weaning is growing, but there's no one "right" way to feed your baby.

More First Year Playbook

Ways to Save Money On Baby Food
Baby food can be pricey, and adds to your growing list of expenses with a baby. Here are practical ways to save money on baby food, from parents who have been there.
Exclusively Pumping Parents Can Get Help From Lactation Consultants
More lactation consultants are offering assistance to exclusively pumping parents. If you're considering exclusive pumping, here's why you should see one.
Cradle Cap Symptoms and Treatment

Learn what causes cradle cap (aka infantile seborrheic dermatitis), a condition that covers Baby's skin in splotches and flakes, and how to get rid of it.