When your a first time parent, taking care of a baby can be pretty scary. If your anything like I was years ago, you read anything and everything you can get your hands on. I have gathered articles from AC which I think are the best.
1. Bringing Home Baby.. First Time Parents, Are you Ready? by Kaya Siders
Although this article does not offer a whole lot of help, its probably something you can relate to. She tells you how its going to be and how to handle your self when you bring your child home. I think its a great piece because its very true.
2. 20 ways to Comfort a Crying Baby by Deanna Anderson
The title says it all. Whats the most thing a baby does during its first few months home. CRY… This is a great article with lots of tips on how you can get your new bundle of joy to ease up with the crying fits. For a first time parent these things are great, because when a baby cries you can get very stressed out and they will only make your baby cry more because they can feel your tension.
3. How to cope with a Teething Baby by Renee
This is a perfect article on what to do during them long awaited teething months. For the first few teeth they can take a few months to pop in. This leads to a very cranky baby and in a few days some cranky parents. Renee teaches us just how to deal with this heart warming time in your child’s life.
4. Free baby Products and Coupons for new Parents by Jennifer.
I choose this piece because lets face it, Having a baby gets really expensive. You will not believe the cost until your smack in the middle. Being able to get things for free and getting lots of coupons are a must for new parents. This article is great for first time parents to get a nice jump start on free items. After you read this you will have a pretty good idea on where to go for what.
5. Buying for your new baby by Amy Mullen
This is a great guide on what you will need to buy for your baby. If your a new parent take a walk into teh baby section at the store. I can bet you will be so overwhelmed you wont know where to start. Read this article and she will point you in the right direction so you know what you need and what you really dont need.
6. 5 Natural ways to Help Decongest a Baby with a Cold by Pam Gaulin
This is a perfect article for those who would rather try natural ways to help sooth your baby’s cold rather than filling them up with medicines. If your anything like me, I don’t like giving my kids medicines. I will if they need it, but thanks to articles like these you don’t need them very much. Save the medicines for when they really need them. Pam tells us some great ways to help your baby the natural way.
7. Tips for Helping baby with Acid Reflux by Amy Cottrell
Within the past few years they have finally decided that babies can have this. If you know anyone that has this, you can imagine how a baby feels. It makes adults feel horrible. This is a great guide on how to help your little one deal with this discomfort.
8. The Miracle of Having a Baby by Shannon Quinn
I included this in my article because Shannon captures something new parents forget. The special bundle of joy you made. Something you and your partner created together. She shows us how she has not forgotten how special her baby is, and what she has done for her.
9. How to get your baby to sleep through the Night by Brandi Thornsberry
Yes I have included my own article in here. That’s because as a new parent you will lose many nights of sleep. You hold your breath until your little one sleeps through the night because you would love to have a good night sleep. You dream of them days. This is a great article that shows you just how you can get your baby to sleep and stay asleep until morning time.
10. How to Identify and Treat Diaper Rash by Susan Corbett
If you have a baby you will run across a diaper rash a few times in the years. Diaper rashes are something very horrible for babies. They hurt and they burn. Susan tells us some great ways to help sooth your baby when they get a diaper rash.