When it comes to parenthood, it can be a mixed bag. It’s the best thing that will ever happen to you, but you’ll be a bundle of nerves during the pregnancy and long after worrying about all that could go wrong. The good news is that the modern world has you largely taken care of, and all of your worrying will help you be a better protector, for the most part. As long as you put your anxieties to good use, you should be fine. However, it can still be useful to have some extra advice to get through parenthood, especially during your child’s infancy, so here are a few tips to help you take care of your baby.

First and foremost, know what your baby needs. For starters, know where to shop. A retailer like Buy Buy Baby, a retailer specializing in catering to the needs of infants and toddlers, is a great place to start, as they’ll have all you need, but know that most of what you need can be found elsewhere as needed. Then, of course, you’ll need to know specifics. You’ll need to know clothing sizes, and those will change frequently, as children grow super quickly, especially babies, so you’ll have to stay on your toes. Diapers, however, come in fewer sizes due to their elasticity, so there’s less to know. You’ll also need to balance their nutrition with breast milk or formula and their baby food, so be reading labels until you’ve got it down.

Next, you’ll need to be aware of certain hazards. It goes without saying that your baby needs to sleep in a crib to avoid falling out of bed. However, what’s less obvious is that the baby should never have loose blankets in the bed with them or sleep face down to avoid suffocation. Other things to avoid are unprotected electrical outlets and sharp corners of furniture. Baby proofing your home is a must before junior joins the family.