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Newborns & Infants

Welcome to Planet Parenthood, where the sleep is scarce but the love will blow you away. How does it feel to be party to a miracle? Bringing a baby into the world is a sacred act. No less sacred is the work ahead, where you and your baby, together, create an intimate relationship that will become the foundation of his emotional health for the rest of his life.


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Parenting Your Newborn

Welcome to Planet Parenthood, where the sleep is scarce but the love will blow you away. Here you'll find your baby's developmental tasks, your priorities, and more!

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Colic? How to Calm Your Crying Baby

How to know if your baby has colic, and how to calm the crying.

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Breast or Bottle?

A primer of everything you need to know about nursing to get you started breastfeeding your baby successfully.

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Breastfeeding Tips

Breastfeeding 101: A primer of everything you need to know about nursing to get you started on a successful breastfeeding relationship.

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Infants and Sleep

What the experts say about infants and sleep and real advice about how you can get some zzz's without letting your baby "cry it out."

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The Case Against Ferber Sleep Training

There are kinder, gentler ways to teach babies to put themselves to sleep. Here's what Ferbering is and some of the problems with this method.

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Checklist for Safe Co-Sleeping

Everything you need to know about keeping your baby safe in your bed!

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What's Wrong with Pacifiers?

Thumb or pacifier? Do pacifiers protect against SIDS? How will a pacifier interfere with breastfeeding? What about mother-child bonding? Find answers here.

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Unconditional Love In Action: Cherishing Your Child

Being cherished as a baby is the foundation for the development of empathy, compassion, and emotional generosity. Learn more about how cherishing is our secret parenting weapon.

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Help Your Older Child Adjust to the New Baby

It is natural for your child to be jealous of a new baby. Your goal is to help your child manage that jealousy so love has a chance to grow, and to win out.

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Recommended Books: Infants and Babies

Feeling a little anxious? We've been there. Here are some of the best books we know about babies, to help you in developing your own parenting style.

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Best Breastfeeding Books

Our favorite books on how to make feeding your infant the perfect food a natural, easy experience -- and one of the most rewarding things you've ever done.

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