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Your child's health and safety is our top priority. Please search our resource library for information on health, nutrition, fitness, injury prevention and other important topics.

Newborn Care

A Guide for First-Time Parents

If you're a first-time parent, put your fears aside and get the basics in this guide about burping, bathing, bonding, and other baby-care concerns.

Bed-Sharing

Bed-sharing increases the risk of sleep-related deaths, including SIDS. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends room-sharing without bed-sharing for the safest sleep environment.

Bonding With Your Baby

Bonding, the intense attachment that develops between you and your baby, is completely natural. And it's probably one of the most pleasurable aspects of infant care.

Booster Seat Safety

Your tot's not a baby anymore! It's time for a big-kid booster seat. But how can you ensure that your child is still safe and secure in the car? Find out here.

Breastfeeding FAQs: Getting Started

Here are answers to some common questions about beginning to breastfeed - everything from latch-on to let-down.

Breastfeeding FAQs: How Much and How Often

Here are answers to some common questions about beginning to breastfeed - everything from how often to nurse your baby each day to how to tell if your little one is eating enough.

Breastfeeding FAQs: Out and About

Here are answers to some common questions about going out in public as a breastfeeding mom - from how to do it discreetly to taming sneaky leaks.

Breastfeeding FAQs: Pain and Discomfort

Here are answers to some common questions about preventing and reducing breastfeeding discomfort, such as nipple and breast pain.

Breastfeeding FAQs: Pumping

Here are answers to some common questions about pumping your breast milk - from buying a pump to making the process a little easier.

Breastfeeding FAQs: Safely Storing Breast Milk

Here are answers to some common questions about how to keep breast milk and how to clean and sterilize supplies, from bottles to nipples to breast pump parts.