Preparing for Baby

Getting yourself and your home ready for a new member of the family can be daunting. Take steps now to plan for the birth, the homecoming, and the first days with your new baby.

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Have the Perfect Baby Shower

Recipes, printable baby shower games, and more -- we've got you covered for your special day.

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Planning to Breastfeed?

Breastfeeding your new baby is bound to be rewarding, but it may bring challenges. Be prepared for the obstacles you may face to help ensure success.

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Setting Up the Nursery: Safety First

Before you bring your newborn home, do this nursery safety survey.

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Need Some Guidance?

While you still have the time to read, stock your home library with these top parenting books for the best go-to advice.

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Pregnancy Day by Day

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Create Your Baby Registry with Target
Do you have everything you need to care for your new bundle of joy? Create your Target baby registry today!

Birth Control After Baby: 5 Options for Breastfeeding Moms
Find out which non-permanent birth control methods are safest for breastfeeding moms, and discuss your options with your doctor to find one that works for you and your partner.

Where Should Newborns Sleep? Comparing Bassinets, Cradles & More
Where will your bundle of joy sleep when she comes home? Get shopping and safety tips for choosing a bassinet, play yard, or other crib alternative that will fit in your bedroom, per AAP guidelines.

Top 100 Baby Names of 2015
Want to see which baby girl names and boy names are hot in the U.S. right now? Check out these lists from the S.S.A., and click on the names to see their meanings!

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