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Baby’s Health
  If pregnancy wasn't enough to worry about, now you have a whole separate little person to look after.
Baby Needs
There are so many things you need before your baby is born, we thought we would list them for you. Take stock of the things you will need for baby, and remember that SmartMomma's store can help you with many of these needs!
  As your baby changes and grows, you will notice many new behaviors. Your baby is developing a personality of her own. Along with this exciting time comes some uncertainty, as you adjust to your baby's behaviors.
You've just found a new love in your life. Over the next few months, this love will grow and grow, as you witness his first smile, his first belly laugh, and his first steps. Cuddle your baby as often as you can. Before you know it, he will be a toddler on the go!
Infant Development
  See how your baby is developing month by month.
Keeping baby healthy goes hand in hand with your baby's nutrition. Whether you're breastfeeding, formula feeding, or moving on to table food, nutrition is key to giving your baby a head start in life.
  Play time for baby is a time where she can learn such skills as lifting her head, processing verbal cues, and learning about the world around her. The more you interact and play with your baby, the faster her intellectual, emotional, social, and physical development. So play hard mom!
Gone are the days of reckless abandon before you had kids. Now you worry every time they fall down, cough, or even look at you funny. While it is important to promote safety with baby, remember that spills will happen. With proper planning, you can minimize many dangers in baby's world just by using good old fashion common sense.  
Baby Nutrition
Breast Feeding vs. Formula Feeding

Some of you have told us that breastfeeding is best. Others are fans of formula feeding. Here are some comments on why you love each.

Breast Milk is Best

“I love the bonding one-on-one time I get with breastfeeding my baby.”

“Who wants to get up in the middle of the night to heat a bottle when you have ready made milk to-go.”

“When my baby is feeling bad or crying with no other way to comfort him, nursing always does the trick. It soothes him like nothing else will.”

“I recently had to go back to work. One thing that has helped me make the transition is pumping breast milk for my baby. It’s a way to feel close to her and makes me feel good about being a mom.”

“Knowing that my baby is getting milk especially made for him with all the right vitamins, minerals, and antibodies gives me comfort in knowing I am doing the best for my baby.”

Formula Feeding is Fulfilling

“I love formula feeding because my husband can share in the duty. He gets his bonding time with the baby too.”

“Formula made with DHA is great. It’s convenient and I know that my baby is getting a great source of nutrients, almost like breast milk.”

“With formula feeding, I don’t have to worry about accidentally exposing myself in public when my baby is hungry. I never could get a hold of nursing in public.”

“When you work, it’s nice to share night feedings with your husband. Besides that, formula fills up baby longer. Formula feeding allows me to get some much needed sleep, which makes me a better mom.”

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