Plan And Prep Before The Birth

Congratulations! You're having a baby! Before the birth is a time for gathering information. Think like a squirrel. You need to gather as many nuts (or nuggets of information) as you can before the long, cold winter (the first few weeks when you bunker down with your newborn) set in.

You'll need to prepare the nest. Think like a bird here but you'll need more than feathers and straw - real babies require a lot of stuff. At least, that's what we Moms and Dads believe.

Or perhaps you're already a mom or dad and you're wondering - what have I got myself into? Read on for tips and ideas to make your journey through parenting as smooth as possible.

Be sure to consult our Pregnancy Survival Guide for more comprehensive info.