Your first year with a baby is a constant learning experience.
After all, there's no instruction manual attached to the umbilical cord, so you process, implement, correct, and keep marching along every day. This holds true even if it's not your first child! My older daughter was 3 by the time my younger daughter was born, so a lot of the baby basics were old hat at that point, but I was shocked by how much I learned during that first year. In some ways, I feel like what I learned with my second baby was more useful than my first one because it was a mattering of honing, not just survival. Here are the 8 most important things I learned during my second daughter's first year. - By Meredith Carroll
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