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

How to Soothe a Colicky Baby

If your baby has colic, the never-ending crying can drive you nuts. Here are some expert strategies for soothing a colicky baby.

Baby Feeding Chart for the First Year

Learn how much and how often to feed your baby every month, based on guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics.

How Much Formula to Feed a Newborn

Learn how much formula to feed the littlest member of the family, and how often he should receive a bottle.

Why The First 1,000 Days Really Matter

The seeds of Baby’s health are planted in utero, and they continue to grow throughout early childhood. Here’s how "the first 1000 days” impacts mental and physical well-being.

Organic Baby Formula: Everything You Need to Know

Learn the facts about organic baby formula so you can decide if it's right for your infant. Plus, experts weigh in on the best organic formula brands out there.

How Much and When to Feed Baby

All babies develop at different rates, but these guidelines suggest what to feed your infant and when to feed it.

Understanding Baby Food Stages: A Cheat Sheet for Parents

Think purees are right for your child? There are generally three stages to introducing them. Here's what stages 1, 2, and 3 mean when it comes to baby food, plus feeding tips by age.

5 Nutrients Your Baby Needs

So much growth, so little time! All babies need plenty of nutrients to promote healthy growth in the first year of life (and beyond!)—here are five of them.

10 Foods to Healthfully Encourage Baby's Weight Gain

While most babies gain weight without issue, your pediatrician may suggest adding even more nutritious, fat-filled foods to your little one's diet. Here are ways to tip the scale in their favor.