There’s a saying that goes, “The littlest feet make the biggest footprints in our hearts.” If you’re a parent, you know just how true that statement is, and the endless joy and smiles a baby can bring. But let’s face it, having a youngster in the house also has its challenges, especially for first-time moms and dads. There are the late-night feedings, countless diaper changes and the crying jags (theirs and yours). Having a child can take a toll on your relationship, your body and even your sanity. To help get you through the early years, we did some legwork and consulted a few experts in order to share some sage advice on everything from choosing a pediatrician to finding the most kid-friendly restaurants in town. Hopefully it will save you a few hours of research and assist you in making more-informed choices when the need arises.


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