The Baby Manual™: Award-Winning Course

Everything you need to know about taking care of your 0-6 months old!

Welcome to The Baby Manual™!


We’ve got 4 hours of top-notch content to get you fully prepared for what’s ahead. Don’t feel overwhelmed by the amount of information. You can watch it at your own pace and reference later as needed.


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Get started with the video below for a brief introduction from our Producer.


Thank you for choosing The Baby Manual™!


So much to buy, so little space. Not to worry – you actually need a lot less than most “must have” lists would have you believe.

  • Nursery
  • Diaper Supplies
  • Breastfeeding
  • Clothing
  • Grooming
  • Car Seat
  • Miscellaneous

You did it! You made it through delivery and are ready to head home. Now what?

  • Seat Installation
  • Securing Baby
  • Greeting Pets
  • First Day Home

Yes, the first weeks home are amazing. And challenging. And full of surprises. Learning what to expect is the most important step in reducing the anxiety and making the most of this precious time.

  • What to Expect
  • Creating Routine
  • Nighttime Parenting
  • Baby Blues
  • Bonding With Baby

Breastfeeding can at times be more challenging than most of us expect. Learn how you can prepare in advance and avoid common mistakes that lead to pain and low milk supply.

  • Breastfeeding Benefits
  • Common Setbacks
  • Proper Latch
  • Positions
  • Signs of Fullness
  • Hunger Signs
  • Milk Supply
  • Engorgement
  • Nipple pain
  • Burping
  • Manual Expression
  • Pumping
  • Storing Milk
  • Warming Bottle
  • Plugged Ducts
  • Coffee & Alcohol
  • Nursing In Public

We’ll share time-saving tips and address societal pressures on those who aren’t breastfeeding.

  • Formula Types
  • Preparation
  • Planning Ahead
  • Correct Bottle Feeding
  • Mixed Emotions

The most important part about dealing with messy baby? Keep your sense of humor! We’ll share a few tricks that make this part of parenting a breeze.

  • Pee, Poo, & Spit Ups
  • Changing Diaper
  • Cloth Diapering
  • Surviving Blowouts
  • Cutting Nails
  • Sponge Bath
  • Tub Bath

Babies cry – there is no way around it. However, we’ll show you many effective techniques that greatly reduce how much they cry!

  • Why Babies Cry
  • Swaddling
  • Rocking
  • Shushing
  • Pacifier
  • Colic

Learn which common health concerns you will likely encounter with your newborn. While our CPR demonstration is not a complete course, it will give you an idea on what to do if your baby is chocking or becomes unconscious.

  • Diaper Rash
  • Cradle Cap
  • Baby Acne
  • Diarrhea/Constipation
  • Gassiness
  • Colds & Fever
  • Basic CPR

Many babies sleep whenever and wherever… until they are 3 months old! That’s when consistent routine and timing become critical.

  • Why Sleep is Important
  • Room Environment
  • Early Bedtime
  • Timing Naps
  • Sleepy Cues
  • Setting Routine
  • Length of Naps
  • Avoiding Crutches
  • Night Time
  • Sleep Training Methods

Babies are a lot of work. But that doesn’t mean you can’t have a little fun too!

  • Getting Outside
  • Mothers’ Groups
  • Talking to Baby
  • Singing & Music
  • Tummy Time
  • Other Ideas

Having a baby doesn’t mean staying home! Get yourself packed and go on exploring.  You may see the world very differently now that you’re a parent…

  • Packing Diaper Bag
  • Feeding On The Go
  • Changing On The Go
  • Air travel

The thought of leaving your precious baby with a stranger can be a major source of stress. With proper research and preparation, you will have the confidence in knowing that your little one is in good hands.

  • Choosing Care
  • Nanny
  • Daycare
  • Advance Preparation
  • Pumping at Work
  • Emotional Challenges

Change in lifestyle baby brings is inevitable. However, we can make the transition easier by anticipating some of the common stressors and learning how to deal with them.

  • Transition of Identity
  • Increase in Conflicts
  • Finding Alone Time
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Challenges for Dad
  • Sex Life
  • Trusting Your Gut