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Bringing home a new baby is exciting, but it can also be intimidating. HowStuffWorks is here to help with tips on caring for your baby and acclimating to life with an infant.

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Child Development: Helping Your Baby Grow and Learn

There is plenty that parents can do to help their baby learn and develop. Find out what role parents can play in promoting their child's growth.


5 Things to Know: Finding Day Care

When you find yourself faced with finding safe, quality day care, how do you begin? The first step is to determine what kind of day care your family needs.

5 Things to Know: Picking Baby Names

Despite the hours you can spend at the bookstore or online, however, it comes down to a simple truth: baby naming can be as personal as baby making. Here are some tips to get you started.

5 First Year Challenges with Multiples

Suddenly becoming the parent of multiples can be daunting, but here's some tried and true advice from parents who know what it's like.

10 Baby Care Tips

If you just had a baby or are looking for more tips on how to care of one, then take a look at these 10 baby care tips to get started.

What is elimination communication?

Many expectant parents face the choice of cloth or disposable diapers. But a growing movement could make that choice easy. Don't use diapers at all.

Is it OK for babies to watch TV?

Do programs like "Baby Einstein" help your baby learn? Experts are saying no -- and that programs like these may actually harm a child's cognitive development.

Understanding Cognitive and Social Development in a Newborn

Understanding cognitive and social development in a newborn will allow you to promote the acquisition of new skills. Read about babies' development in all areas, including learning, human relationships, and language.

How to Exercise With a Newborn

Exercise with a newborn can be lots of fun for you and your baby, as well as being excellent for his development. Learn how to work out with baby.

While many parents take classes to prepare them for labor and delivery and to acquire some baby-care skills, not a lot have been taught about their newborn's characteristics and growth. Learn about your baby's development.

How to Choose a Day Care Provider

The thought of finding the perfect caregiver for your child can be overwhelming. Learn about several sensible guidelines to choosing the right day care provider for you and your family.