First Year Playbook

Congrats, you’re parents! After having your baby, nothing will ever be the same—and that's a good thing. But it can bring on an overwhelming mix of emotions—from joy to a feeling of incompetence—as you navigate the minefield of the first year’s milestones. Rest assured, we’ve got everything you need to know to survive and thrive in those first 12 months.

Your New Baby

Toddler Food Guide: When to Introduce New Foods
Certain foods have the potential to cause allergies and choking hazards, so be careful when giving them to your little ones as they age.
Introducing Baby to Cow's Milk
While it may seem a perfectly ordinary milestone in our little one's development, the process of introducing dairy to your baby does require some strategy. Get answers to your most-asked questions and learn the dos and don'ts of starting Baby on cow's milk.
Your Toddler's First Year
Your toddler will grow by leaps and bounds in the months ahead. Don't miss a moment of this awesome age.
Baby Milestones Chart: A Week-by-Week Guide to Development
While every baby develops at their own pace, experts can guess when certain milestones are likely to happen. Use this baby development chart to learn what to expect during the first year.
The Best Finger Foods for Baby
When it's time for your baby to start solids, the American Academy of Pediatrics suggests slowly introducing fruits, veggies, and meat one at a time to gauge his reaction. Here's our list of safe finger foods to gradually introduce into your child's diet.
When Do Babies Start Eating Solid Food?
Confused about the recommended timeline for starting solids? Here's when to introduce new textures and tastes to your infant's diet.

More First Year Playbook

Introducing Baby Food? Here are 20 Things to Feed Your Infant
There are very few hard-and-fast rules about introducing baby food. Experts simply recommend giving your infant one new food every three days, watching closely for signs of allergic reaction, and avoiding choking hazards. If you’re confused about what, exactly, to feed your little one, check out these 20 healthy and safe options.
Toddler Formula vs. Cow's Milk: Experts Debunk What’s Best
What is toddler milk, and is the powdered drink beneficial for your little one? Here, experts weigh in on your child's diet after breastfeeding or formula-feeding.
Cradle Cap Symptoms and Treatment

Learn what causes cradle cap (aka infantile seborrheic dermatitis), a condition that covers Baby's skin in splotches and flakes, and how to get rid of it.