Your baby is on the way, and there is so much to do. You will need baby furniture and clothing for your new son or daughter. Check to make sure that everything is safe - no loose ends, sharp edges or small harmful parts.

One decision you should make is whether you want to breastfeed or bottle-feed your baby . There are pros and cons to both of these options, however most doctors believe that breastfeeding is the best and healthiest choice for your baby.

Health care is also something to consider before the arrival of your new baby. Because babies need check-ups and sometimes get sick, you will want to choose a physician to care for your child (pediatrician). You might want to call and request an interview with a few pediatricians; this is commonly done.

Just like you, your baby will need health coverage. If you think you can't afford it, there are programs available to children who would otherwise have no health insurance. Decide on health care and insurance before your child's birth to save a lot of time and ensure that a health care provider will be there when you need them.

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