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Preparing for Your Baby

  • A Parent’s Guide to Choosing Child Care
    As a parent of a young child, one of the most important decisions you will make is choosing who will care for your child while you’re at work.
  • Choosing a Pediatrician
    A pediatrician, family practice physician, or pediatric nurse practitioner can be your baby's primary care provider. The medical specialty dealing with children is called pediatrics.
  • Getting Ready at Home
    Newborns need just some basic items at first—a warm and safe place to sleep, food, clothing, and diapers.
  • Installing and Using Child Safety Seats and Booster Seats
    As part of your preparation for your new baby, you probably got an infant safety seat for the car. But do you know how to make sure it’s installed properly? And when do you switch to a child safety seat? Learn the ins and outs of safe car travel for your little one.
  • Preparing the Family
    Most families soon find ways to adjust to the changes that take place after a baby is born. But it is helpful to prepare some family members for what is ahead.