New Baby

A Warm Welcome for a New Baby

From baby clothes and baby bedding to baby cribs and baby gates, it takes a lot to care for a newborn. You carried your baby for nine months, and now that your newborn is here, you want to do everything in your power to ensure that their life begins in the best possible way. But with all the toys, products and must-haves out there, it can be difficult to know if you're really providing the best things for your little one.

Before you immerse yourself in the world of parenting and the material accessories that go along with it, begin with the basics. Learn what you'll need from the very start and what will help you along the way. With a little preparation, you'll be able to craft the right routine for yourself and surround your child with the things they truly need.

Baby Cribs, Baby Gates - Where to Begin?

Bringing your baby home is much easier when you've planned for it. From essential equipment like baby gates to tips and tricks for feeding your baby, you can make a smooth transition into motherhood quite quickly if you prepare your home and family for baby's arrival.

Tips for New Moms

Parenthood can be overwhelming at times, and you may feel like your mothering instinct simply isn't enough to get you by. Sure, these times can be tough, but keep in mind you have plenty of resources around you to make life easier, from the sound advice of mothers who have traveled this path before you to the new baby products that will make a world of difference in your daily routine. These articles will help you through the tough decisions and challenges ahead.

Breastfeeding 101

Breastfeeding is a completely natural experience, but unfortunately it does not come naturally to every new mom. Sometimes you need a bit of guidance, reassurance and information to get on the right track. Nurse confidently and successfully with these helpful resources.

Baby Names: Where to Begin?

Perhaps you've had a name in mind for years, or maybe you're still conflicted. In any case, choosing your baby's name can be both fun and stressful, an exercise in compromise and creativity all at once. Organizing your thoughts, using a process of elimination and simply exploring all that's out there will help to narrow down your favorites until you find the perfect moniker for your new baby. Use our fantastic unique baby names finder to get started!

Stocking the Home and Nursery

Chances are your baby shower gifts won't cover all your needs; whether it's for baby clothes or something more substantial, you'll have to do some shopping on your own.

One trip to the baby store can leave you fraught with financial concerns, but don't fear: the key to saving money is to eliminate the extras, at least for now. Create a concise checklist for each stage of your baby's development to keep spending in check and avoid unexpected purchases. With a little planning, you'll be equipped for every cost that comes your way.

The Gear and Gifts that Mom Really Needs

Baby shopping is often as overwhelming for friends and family as it is for a new mother. The number of items that a new baby needs can seem astounding, but with a little bit of thought and planning, you can reduce that expensive list considerably.

A new baby gift basket is a welcome addition to a new mother's arsenal, especially when it contains the staples that will come in handy from day one. From warm blankets to the latest and greatest new baby toys, baby gift baskets can be simple or elaborate. When compiling your own basket, be sure to include a variety of small accessories, clothing and other helpful tools that can fit into a neat package. When shopping for a pre-made basket, find one with good quality essential items that put practicality first.