How to cope with your newborn baby
New baby tips and information for first-time parents.

The moment you first hold your baby in your arms can feel quite surreal- even if you’ve looked after a baby belonging to your friends or family, the realisation that this tiny human is depending solely on you can be overwhelming. You may have lots of questions and be unsure of how to find the best answers, so we’ve put together a collection of helpful tips for new parents.

Almost there!

See a baby born

Top 5 birth videos

Straight out of the womb

What to expect from your newborn

How to care for a newborn baby

Taking your baby home

Breastfeeding: everything you need to know

Baby basics

How to burp a newborn baby

How to swaddle a newborn baby

A step-by-step guide to bathing your newborn baby

How to care for a newborn baby’s umbilical cord

Safe sleep positions for newborn babies

How to trim a newborn baby’s nails

Your baby: week 1

Things to think about that you may have not considered

Read your baby’s signals

11 tips for when your dog meets your baby

Welcoming a new sibling

Baby, please sleep!

The cost of a baby

Baby poop colours

That’s quite a lot to take in, hey? Don’t be afraid to ask others for help, you may be pleasantly surprised at how much people love being around little babies. Of course, if you have any questions for our experts, columnists and fellow parents, just ask away in the comment section below!

What has been the most difficult challenge for you as a new parent?

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