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How Is Babby Cared For: Crash Course in Babby 101

My partner and I just found out last night that we have been chosen as adoptive parents to a baby... who is due in September! So, suddenly lots to do and lots to learn. Where do we even start?! Instruction manuals, blogs, scholarly articles, To Do Lists, To Don't Do Lists... What are the resources you found indispensable? Which did you find later that you wished you'd had earlier? Which are a waste of my time? We have wonderful family and friends who I know will help us figure all of this out, but I need to start building up my own arsenal of resources.
posted by jph on Aug 3, 2014 - 27 answers

what to expect when your best friend is expecting?

My best friend is a few weeks out from the birth of her first child. Mom, dad, and baby are healthy and well-appointed. Everything is great! But inspired by anecdotes and first-hand experience, I am growing increasingly terrified that our friendship will necessarily falter and/or fade in light of this incalculably life-altering event. Can folks with similar experience give me a heads-up as to what can, should, or could happen next? Any tips or tricks that might help a person figure out how to offer the right combination of support and space to their new parent friends? [more inside]
posted by divined by radio on May 28, 2014 - 36 answers

What should I buy my new-mom best friend in Canada, from here in the US?

My best friend had a baby this morning! Only she lives in British Columbia, and I'm in Missouri. [more inside]
posted by slenderloris on Feb 21, 2014 - 4 answers

Excellent baby gifts for new parents

Friends of mine will be new parents! I want to get them a sweet-ass gift. They have a wish list but say they welcome any other gifts not on it if especially good. Veteran parents, what did you wish you had when your baby came along? [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Nov 1, 2013 - 30 answers

Stuff new parents want.

What's the best thing I can send to brand spanking new parents? [more inside]
posted by mittenbex on Nov 15, 2012 - 18 answers

Normal Two-Year Old Behavior Occurring, Why Does Anyone Do This To Themselves?

My two year old likes to scream in my two month old's face. Please help me deal. [more inside]
posted by LyndsayMW on Jun 9, 2012 - 16 answers

Helpful things for new parents?

What sort of things did parents find useful to have in the first few weeks of having a new baby? Any recommendations for (easily freezable) meals? Or things we should stock up on for us? [more inside]
posted by Betelgeuse on Feb 4, 2012 - 29 answers

Thanks, but we were just going to get takout Mexican

How can we tactfully decline a very generous offer to deliver food to our house in the first weeks with our new baby? [more inside]
posted by M.C. Lo-Carb! on Oct 15, 2011 - 33 answers

Help with gifts - for co-worker & sister

Help - I need help with presents (or should I even give them?) - 1. co-worker, 2. sister! [more inside]
posted by needlegrrl on Aug 18, 2011 - 6 answers

On Becoming a Brother

Do you know of any good books for toddlers about becoming an older sibling? Any specific to becoming a big brother? [more inside]
posted by zizzle on Jun 2, 2011 - 10 answers

Taxes are tricky.

I always do my own taxes, but this year I've got a new baby and a bunch of questions. Will you help me choose the best route? [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Jan 25, 2011 - 13 answers

how to find a cleaning service/personal helper remotely

Can you recommend a cleaning service or personal helper for a couple with a new baby in Albuquerque, NM? [more inside]
posted by canine epigram on Jan 7, 2011 - 3 answers

Actual meals, shipped to the other coast, for new parents?

I would like to send actual _meals_ to a friend who is about to have a baby. Problem: I'm East Coast, she's West Coast, and most of the "welcome new baby gift baskets" I've found online seem to be fairly lame? (Though I'm not a parent, so am I wrong?) Help please! [more inside]
posted by librarianamy on Jul 8, 2010 - 10 answers

My Best Friend's Baby!

My bestest best friend is right now in the hospital giving birth to her first baby! It's amazing, and I want to do absolutely everything I can to help her! ....But I'm 750 miles away. What can I do to give her my support? [more inside]
posted by Ms. Saint on Oct 13, 2009 - 15 answers

New baby playlist filter

Imminently arriving new baby playlist: I'm looking for songs appropriate for parents dealing with their first child's birth any day now. [more inside]
posted by Slarty Bartfast on Mar 23, 2009 - 26 answers

Civic baby?

Will our Honda Civic get along with our newborn? [more inside]
posted by azure_swing on Jan 3, 2008 - 27 answers

Baby talk!

I need practical advice from parents. I will become a father in the next 3-4 weeks. What should I be thinking about that I am not? [more inside]
posted by zerobyproxy on Dec 7, 2007 - 59 answers

Unwed father seeks advice about being an unwed father.

I just found out (3 days ago) that I am a father. I don't really know where to begin looking for help/advice... so this seemed like a good place to start. [more inside]
posted by samurphy on Dec 3, 2006 - 20 answers

What's your cool family tradition?

I'm a new dad and I want to create some cool, happy family traditions. What traditions do you most remember and treasure? [more inside]
posted by AgentRocket on Mar 8, 2005 - 49 answers

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