The new parent's cheat sheet

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The new parent's cheat sheet

There are numbers we learned when we were not that much older than your baby is now - 24 hours in a day, 7 days in a week, 13 bagels in a baker’s dozen - but there are other sets of numbers, other lists, that don’t occur to many parents that they’ll need to know until they’re faced with a sick baby, or putting together someone’s very first non-breast milk or formula meal.

The eight most allergenic foods

  1. Dairy
  2. Eggs
  3. Peanuts
  4. Tree nuts
  5. Shellfish
  6. Fish
  7. Wheat
  8. Soy

Babies’ sleep needs by age

Fever temp. to call the doctor

Painkillers and fever reducers


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Breast pump cleaning guidelines

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Naps in the first 6 months

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