What are the best resources for new moms?

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    #1Healthy Children

    Healthy Children
    Health, nutrition and safety information from the American Academy of Pediatrics. In addition to covering nutrition and health topics that are sorted by your child's age and stage of development, the site also covers issues such as car seat safety, family life and even television.
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    Albert Gomez
    Written on February 20, 2017
    "I know how hard being a new mom can be, which is why I was really excited when I found out about Healthy Children. Their site lets you make important decisions all at one dashboard-based interface and there's so much information and so many resources available that you'll be well informed about your journey through motherhood. You'll have enough to think about keeping your child safe, but Healthy Children made things much easier for me."
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    #2Millennial Moms

    Millennial Moms
    In this youtube channel, the YouTuber Jaime gives valuable "survival" tips for young mothers and first-time mothers.
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    Roger Williams
    Written on February 13, 2017
    "This Youtube Channel is perfect for Moms of the new generation. It speaks to us millennials in a way we are used to communicating. It also relates to what our generation is going through socially, not just as a parent. But the parenting tip and advice is the real star of this channel. There are just so many excellent videos to watch and they've all been so helpful to me. I just love checking a few out while my little is down for her afternoon nap and I have minutes to myself. "
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    #3What to Expect

    What to Expect
    What to Expect by Heidi Murkoff takes an almost manual-like approach to the first parenting year and covers many common developmental issues and milestones by age.
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    Ethan Nichols
    Written on January 12, 2017
    "This website is an excellent resource for all pregnant mommies. I can't even count how many times I've used this website to search for the answer to all my pregnancy fears and problems. This website is great for all mommies since it contains articles from pregnancy to the toddler years."
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    #4Parents

    Parents
    The online version of this famous papeback magazine. It covers a lot of topics related with parenting: pregnancy, children, health, safety, food. The web has a lot of articles and message boards covering all the topics.
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    Bobby Holmes
    Written on January 14, 2017
    "Being a new mom is going to be quite a challenge - trust me, I've been there. What I found really helpful was reading the words of other new moms talking about their own struggles and challenges. The site "Parents" was an invaluable resource for me, personally. It's such a relief to walk the journey of parenthood with other women and know they're all dealing with the same stresses that you will and do."
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    #5Bundoo

    Bundoo
    Bundoo is a physician-driven resource for expecting parents and new parents of children from 0-4. Their content is evidence-based, and everything is either written or reviewed by doctors. They were recently named as an Official Honoree for this year's Webby Awards in the Family/Parenting category.
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    Patrick Gray
    Written on February 18, 2017
    "As a new mother I have a lot of questions that I need answered. I feel many of these questions only can be answered from other experienced mothers. I feel that a lot of my friends and family can't help me because they're not mothers at all. Bundoo is awesome. There are a lot of relevant articles that help answer a lot of the questions I have. I'm learning a lot of new things that can help me in the future. It truly is fantastic."
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    #6What to Expect the First Year

    What to Expect the First Year
    What to Expect: The First Year, now in a completely revised third edition, is the world's best-selling, best-loved guide to the instructions that babies don't come with, but should.
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    Reyansh Pillai
    Written on January 11, 2017
    "This book has definitely come in handy in raising our little one. We had advice from family and friends, but the revised edition tackled some modern issues with taking care of a baby in today's society. It's a must read for any first time parents."
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    #7Myka Stauffer

    Myka Stauffer
    Family vlogger and fashion and fitness enthusiast who shares videos on Youtube. She talks about her day to day life being a mother of 3 kids and shares with you her best tips and tricks.
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    Andy Wen
    Written on January 22, 2017
    "I was looking for resources for new moms and Myka occasionally has some advice but she isn't as helpful as I would like. Another resource would probably be a better idea, from my experience. If you need to know about decluttering or adoption issues, she's great though."
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    #8WhatsUpMoms

    WhatsUpMoms
    A very funny Youtube channel made by moms and for moms. You will find ticks and tricks to manage your parenting but also to take care of yourself.
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    Gary Daniels
    Written on January 6, 2017
    "I really appreciated this page. The layout was great, and colourful, making me feel comfortable and a little excited. Having the titles on the videos made it really simple to find out what they were, rather than trying to read the YouTube text. A lot of the videos were more about mom culture, things to pamper myself and make me feel bonded, and were for moms with older kids. So it's not really useful for me right now in terms of what I need (I'm a brand new mom!) but still fun."
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    #9The Bump: New Parent Survival Guide

    The Bump: New Parent Survival Guide
    Got a newborn on your hand? Get answers to all your most-know questions about bringing home baby.
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    Robert Shaw
    Written on January 5, 2017
    "When I brought home my baby, I was just at a loss of what to do. There are so many things to learn so fast you feel like you are going to fail. I went to The Bump and found so much encouraging information. It was nice to find a blog that really helped me feel better about being a new mom. "
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    #10Circle of Moms by Popsugar

    Circle of Moms by Popsugar
    Whether you're a working mom, a first time mom or a mom trying to figure out what to make for dinner- Circle of Moms has all the answers. It¡s communities are diverse, specific and odds are you will find one that is just right for you
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    Shaurya Tambe
    Written on January 11, 2017
    "The idea is nice - a way for people in similar situations to answer questions that they've all faced. However, each response that I read was questionable; most of them were giving answers that were not relevant to their respective questions. I would not recommend this site to anyone."
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    #11The Sh!t No One Tells You: A Guide to Surviving Your Baby's First Year

    The Sh!t No One Tells You: A Guide to Surviving Your Baby's First Year
    A humorous, realistic, and supportive guide to the first 52 weeks with a baby, The Sh!t No One Tells You is the first book in Dawn Dais's popular parenting series, followed by The Sh!t No One Tells You About Toddlers and The Sh!t No One Tells You About Baby #2.
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    Edward Vasquez
    Written on February 20, 2017
    "I was looking for resources on becoming a new parent. I came across this book. The title instantly got my attention. I decided to pick it up and loved every bit of it. The information that was provided was really funny, heart-warming and had tons of information."
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    #12Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms

    Breathe, Mama, Breathe: 5-Minute Mindfulness for Busy Moms
    In Breathe, Mama, Breathe, psychotherapist Shonda Moralis outlines the benefits of daily meditation and shows moms how to do it-in just five minutes! Plus, she shares over 60 "mindful breaks" that will help moms tune into their own well-being (along with everyone else's).
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    Hemant Rodrigues
    Written on February 7, 2017
    "Becoming a new mom is really hard. I have a hard time getting a couple minutes to myself. I searched for something to help me be able to put my mind somewhere else and I found this book. I really am enjoying little tips to learn how to breathe and just relax, being a parent is hard and that is ok. "
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    #13Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

    Ina May's Guide to Childbirth

    Ina May's Guide to Childbirth is a detailed book of advice for new parents as told by Ina May Gaskin, the nation’s leading midwife. The book was published on March 4th, 2003 by Bantam.

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    Ronald Mendoza
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I bought this book to give me some tools to be able to cope with a natural childbirth. I personally don't believe in homebirth, but I did want to be as drug free in a hospital as possible. Unfortunately, baby got himself into trouble and I had to deliver via emergency c-section at 37 weeks. Long story short, baby was having significant heart decelerations every few minutes due to his umbilical cord being wrapped around his neck 3 times and choking him. I had a completely healthy pregnancy up to that point. The doctor who delivered my baby and the midwife who attended me both said that there was no way my son would ever have survived a vaginal delivery. If I had followed a "natural" prenatal care plan and delivery like this book advocates, I'd have delivered a stillborn. I can't recommend this book because birth can be so unpredictable and dangerous, and Ina May Gaskin leads the reader to believe that fewer interventions will mean a safer birth which simply isn't true. I can appreciate her message, but at the end of the day it's about making sure your baby is delivered safely no matter what emergencies arise, and they do happen."
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    #14Oh, the Places You'll Go!  

    Oh, the Places You'll Go!  

    Oh, the Places You'll Go!  is a classic Dr. Seuss novel for anyone who is about to embark on a new phase in their lives. The book was published on January 22nd 1990 by Random House Books for Young Readers.

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    Melissa Larson
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "I think this is a sweet story about lives changing and a good book to get soon-to-be moms into a flexible mindset, but I can think of lots of better resources for new moms who may be panicking about what's to come. I don't think this is the best fit for this category."

Summary

Best What are the best resources for new moms
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Healthy ChildrenWebsites 13 Free
2Millennial MomsVideos 12 Free
3What to ExpectWebsites 11 Free
4ParentsWebsites 10 Free
5BundooWebsites 8 Free
6What to Expect the First YearBooks 8 Paid
7Myka StaufferVideos 7 Free
8WhatsUpMomsVideos 5 Free
9The Bump: New Parent Survival GuideWebsites 5 Free
10Circle of Moms by PopsugarWebsites 5 Free
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