Being a parent is one of the most rewarding things you do. It is also hard work. Babies grow and learn so quickly that you may need to change the way you parent every day. Use this section of the website to help you understand parenting and to learn about what resources your family needs to stay healthy and active.
You have wonderful opportunities to care for and nurture your baby, and help your baby become happy and healthy. Learn about the challenges and joys of growing as a parent, how to cope with frustrations, and how partners can be supportive to new mothers.
You may decide to leave your baby with family or friends for short periods of time in the first months after your baby is born. Explore how to choose a babysitter, and ensure your babysitter provides safe care for your baby.
There is important paperwork that you need to fill out when you have a new baby. Learn about arranging leave from work, changing your will, choosing a name, completing your baby’s birth registration, getting a birth certificate, applying for benefits, and arranging medical and drug coverage for your baby.