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JACOB44 posted:
Hello all,
My wife and I are expecting our first child in the near future, E.D.D. July 30th. I am just wondering what do we as first time parents need to be aware of and expect. I have nieces and nephews and have talked with many people but was wanting some unbiased input. What can yall help me with?

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atti_editor responded:
Hello JACOB44,

First of all, congratulations on the news of your first baby! We have a number of resources that you and your wife may find helpful. This article answers 7 common questions about your newborn's first week and will help cover some of the basics of what you can expect, as well as this article that is a head-to-toe guide to your newborn's health. These skin care tips for newborns may also be of interest to you. If you need help with what exactly you need for good newborn care when your baby comes home, this essential shopping guide may help.

Our Health & Parenting Guide is a good resource that lists articles covering everything from bringing home your baby, to breastfeeding guides, and it continues on into toddler development and beyond. Also, this Baby Development Directory can help you track your son's or daughter's developmental milestones and will let you know whether or not he/she is on track. I hope you find some information that helps!

Best wishes,

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