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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Vote Now for the Children's & Teen Choice Book Awards
Voting is open now through May 3 for the Children's and Teen Choice Book Awards — the only national book awards program where the winning author, illustrator, and books of the year are selected by young readers. Encourage your child to vote for his favorites today!

Find Today's Newest & Best Children's Books!
Looking for newly released books for your child? Try our new Book Finder tool to search for new books by age, type, and theme, and create reading lists for kids!

10 Best E-Reading Apps for Kids
Whether your child likes reading fiction, non-fiction, magazines, or storybooks, these top-rated e-reading apps will help build her own personal library and encourage her love of reading.

Registered for Kindergarten — Now What?
Wondering what to do now that you've signed your child up for kindergarten? Try our award-winning Kindergarten Readiness app! This easy-to-use checklist comes with games and activities to help your child build essential skills for kindergarten. Download the Kindergarten Readiness app today!

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