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I'm a Parent, Now What? The Baby & Infant Phase

Even with the joy of welcoming a new child into the world, new parents often feel sleep-deprived and a little overwhelmed at the all-important task ahead of them. As you seek answers for the many questions running through your mind, we hope these resources will provide you with a boost of confidence and encouragement.

7 Tips for Taking Care of Newborns

Figuring out how to take care of a newborn and what to do as new parents

What You Need to Know as a New Mom -

What You Need to Know as a New Mom by Lisa-Jo Baker and get new parents advice and help from a Biblical perspective. Being new to parenting resources.

Bringing Home a New Sibling

Practical tips for relieving some of the natural rivalry between siblings and helping them to develop an appreciation for one another.

6 Lessons From My First 8 Months as a Dad

Eight months ago my wife, Emily, and I received our first son, Isaac, through the blessing of adoption.  We have spent many years praying about the right time for our family to adopt and felt God moving us toward adoption last year.  Though we read tons of books on parenting during five years of marriage, I was shocked by how under-prepared we were for the realities of the task.

Infant Sleeping Arrangements and the "Family Bed"

What's your opinion of babies sleeping with their parents? A friend of mine believes that the so-called "Family Bed" is beneficial for every member of the household. She even claims that this practice can prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) and provide other health benefits. Is she right?

Parenting Your Infant - HealthyChildren.org

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) discusses raising infants.

3 Things Every New Mom Needs to Know in the Middle of the Chaos (Episode 178) – Dr. Kevin Leman

Are you a new mother who feels like you are drowning in the new and wonderful experience of parenthood? If this episode if for you! Today Dr. Leman covers the top three things to keep in mind to help keep your head above the water and enjoy the ride.

Helping Kids Adjust to a New Baby

When a new baby arrives, an older sibling may become jealous. Here are some ideas on how to make sure you give enough attention for two and not wear yourself out.

Bonding With Your Baby

Long before I had children, I heard my friends speak in superlatives of their first days of motherhood. Posted on their social media, along with perfect mother-baby pictures, they’d write, “My heart is so full; I’ll never be the same!” When I was pregnant with my first child, I worried about how I might respond those first few days — knowing I’m often more of a thinker than a feeler.

Baby Basics | FamilyLife®

Are you and your baby seeing more moonlight than you should these days? Join us as pediatricians Dr. Den Trumbull and Dr. Michelle Cretella give parents some sound advice for settling down little ones at bedtime. Dr. Trumbull and Dr. Cretella, both parents themselves, also share what they've learned about meeting the nutritional needs of a baby.

  • Life is full of surprises, challenges and questions – and sometimes we all need help finding answers. Are you struggling in your marriage? Is your son or daughter involved in activities that have you worried? Or maybe you’re facing an unexpected pregnancy or navigating conflict with your aging parents. Whether you’re in the midst of a major crisis or simply a perplexing situation, we have compiled resources that can point you in the right direction. And remember – we’re constantly updating our content, so check back frequently for the latest and greatest resources.

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