Baby's first year

Baby's first year is an exciting one, filled with lots of milestones. Here are some articles detailing everything you need to know about the first year.

Woman on bed pumping milk next to baby

Pumping is Breastfeeding

Newborn testing and treatment: The need-to-knows

Paxlovid while pregnant or breastfeeding

Dear Ovia, How do I get my husband involved more with the baby

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Clogged or inflamed ducts

A baby is fed from a bottle

Cluster feeding: Our survival guide for parents

A person out of view applies moisturizer a baby's cheek

Allergic reaction vs. eczema flare-up: How can I tell the difference?

Baby eats from a spoon

Is your baby ready for solids? Top 7 signs to look for

Father feeds baby from a bottle

USDA guidelines on food allergies: What they mean for your baby

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The best in baby monitors and baby sleep products

the best breast pumps and breastfeeding accessories

The best breast pumps and breastfeeding accessories

best baby bath and skin products

The best products in baby bath and skincare

best baby bottles, formula, and food of 2021

The best in baby bottles, formula, and food

best stroller

The best strollers

best car seats of 2021

The best car seats

view from over a woman's shoulder as her baby nurses

When your birth doesn’t go as planned

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Understanding racial disparities in breastfeeding rates

Digital graphic of candle, someone sleeping, a yoga mat, and other items that help reduce stress.

Stressless Fest recap

Pumping image

Know your rights: Pumping at work

Mother kissing newborn baby on grey background.

When breast isn’t best: How one mom accepted that breastfeeding wouldn’t be part of her family’s story

The early days: connecting with baby

2 weeks old

toddler in bath

When should I stop using baby shampoo?

mother bottle feeding baby

Combining formula and breastfeeding

woman and newborn

How breast milk changes as your baby grows

A person feeding prepared baby food in a jar.

Let’s talk about prepared baby food

A baby in bath tub.

When can I move baby to the big tub?

A baby napping on a schedule.

3 keys to napping

A baby getting diaper changed to represent managing diaper rash.

5 ways to manage diaper rash

A smiling baby.

Smiling and newborns

A dad soothing a crying newborn to represent what to do for a baby with colic.

Ways to stay sane with a colicky newborn

A couple running with baby to represent exercise while breast feeding.

Is it safe to exercise while breastfeeding?

A newborn baby laying on bed to represent newborn hearing development.

Your newborn’s hearing in the first month

A baby sleeping on back.

Baby’s sleep position

A woman burping baby to represent how to effectively burp your newborn.

Burping your baby

A couple traveling with their newborn in a stroller.

8 must-packs for an outing with your newborn

A baby getting bath.

Washing your newborn with a sponge

A woman breastfeeding newborn to represent how to get a newborn to latch on.

Getting your newborn to latch on

A person breastfeeding a newborn.

Newborn feeding times

Can you spoil a baby? Image here is of a baby wearing a crown and holding a scepter to represent this question.

Spoiling your newborn

Cost-savers for life with multiples

Childcare with multiples

A baby laying down.

Why do some newborns lose weight?


Dinner for two: 6 eating tips for a healthy breastfed baby

5 positions every breastfeeding mom should try

Breast milk storage basics

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I couldn’t produce enough milk, but I am not a failure: What I wish I knew about breastfeeding when I was struggling to feed my babies 

A breastfeeding journey

Ovia Family Award Winners: Pumps and Breastfeeding Accessories

A person feeding their baby breast milk.

How long does pumped an stored breast milk stay fresh?

A person bottle feeding their baby.

7 tips for bottle feeding

How you can get more milk when you pump

5 pumping tips for working moms

Breast pump cleaning guidelines

Continuing to breastfeed when going back to work

Breastfeeding tips for the vegetarian mom

Nourishing foods to support breastfeeding

Why it’s normal to have complicated feelings about breastfeeding

The self-care you need when breastfeeding

How to find a supportive breastfeeding community

8 ways to prepare yourself for breastfeeding success

Lactation consultants: what they do and how they can help

Breast pain while breastfeeding: What’s normal and when to get help

10 interesting facts about breastfeeding

How often should a baby breastfeed?

Signs that your baby is hungry (and full!) 

Breastfeeding benefits for you and your baby

An intro to breastfeeding

My body was no miraculous instrument: On trying to breastfeed and quitting at six weeks

Homemade baby food – where to start?

Why do some breastfed babies reject the bottle?

7 things to say to public breastfeeding shamers

A newborn playing with toys.

When can I start introducing toys?

One person teaching another how to hold a newborn baby.

Helping friends and family hold your newborn correctly

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Recommended immunization schedule for baby’s first year

woman standing with arms crossed

Common immunization myths

Can a baby taste food through breast milk?

The realities of multiples’ dynamics

Hiding while pooping: A step towards potty training

Making sure you and your partner bond with each of your multiples

Things to share, and not share, between multiples

11 weeks old

Welcoming a new baby, and the emotions that come with it

What to do about latching problems

Breastfeeding multiples

9 weeks old

8 weeks old


6 parenting truths you might have learned in the first year

What are nipple shields?

A person looking into their newborn baby's eyes to represent vision development the first few months after birth.

Your newborn’s vision in the first month

A person holding their crying baby wondering how to get the baby to sleep through the night.

Tips to encourage uninterrupted sleep in your newborn

A baby grasping their parent's finger as part of their many reflexes.

Your newborn’s reflexes

A mother putting on a new diaper.

Newborn poo: a quick and dirty guide

A person cleaning a newborn umbilical stump.

Taking care of your newborn’s umbilical stump

When should children dress themselves?

Weaning a nursing toddler

Skin care for toddlers

18 months old

Matching clothes for multiples?

16 months old

22 months old

Getting your picky eater a balanced diet

14 months old

Buying shoes for growing feet

1 year


How fast do babies grow out of shoes?

When do babies need their own rooms?

8 months old 

Dressing a baby for different seasons

Preserving your children’s distinct personalities


An unpleasant but important guide to lice


Post-weaning blues

6 months old

6 big changes in the first 6 months

Baby’s first haircut


How do solids affect a baby’s poop?

Motor skills at 5 months

Teaching others to tell your children apart

A person playing with their baby.

Helping your child learn about object permanence

4 months old

A baby holding an adult's hand.

What is separation anxiety?

5 problems parents of multiples face, and their solutions

10 weeks old

Someone washing their baby's hair.

7 tips for washing baby’s hair

Telling identical twins apart

Health symbol.

What is thrush?

Image of germs.

Germs and your newborn

Living with a fish allergy

When will this feel normal? 

First birthday party for twins and multiples

Twins and mysterious connections

Making sure you can tell your multiples’ baby pictures apart

Two baby hands touching an outlet that's made safe by a cover. This is to represent baby proofing your house.

12 baby-proofing must-dos

A baby about to breastfeed.

Breastfeeding: How long should I do it?

A person looking at their babies teeth wondering what age the rest of them come in.

When will baby’s teeth start coming in?

Holding your preemie

A person looking at their crying baby wondering 'how long should I let my baby cry it out?'

How much should I let my baby cry?

Tips for getting the most out of the NICU

Bonding in the NICU

8 gift ideas for a fun first birthday

Keeping track of your baby’s caregivers in the NICU

9 months old 

12 weeks old 

3 months

Your baby’s age

Childcare with multiples

My baby is gassy…what do I do?

Health Challenges for preemies 

When can a baby leave the NICU?

Preemie milestones for the first year 

Doctor’s appointments after your preemie comes home

What is a micro preemie? 

A parent’s guide to life outside NICU

Taking your preemie home from the NICU

What is toddler formula?

Music therapy and preemies

Parents and preemie milestones 

Preemies and car seats

When to stop using the high chair

10 months old 

7 months old

11 months old

5 months old

7 weeks old

6 weeks old

5 weeks old

4 weeks old

3 weeks old

1 week old

The first week: bringing baby home

6 ways to keep baby still at changing time