If you're looking for easy-to-follow instructions and getting the job done in the shortest amount of time, then the three-day method is for you. There are many variations of this approach, but the concept is the same.  (Thinkstock)

What you need to know about potty training

BY DAWN ANTIS
 You don't have to introduce foods in any particular order. All babies are going to advance with foods at their own rate, so feeding them fruit first does not mean they will inherit a sweet tooth for life. (Thinkstock)

Myths and tips about baby's first foods

BY DAWN ANTIS
 If you're a parent of multiples, plan ahead. The baby shower, baby moon, pregnancy photos and nursery should all be completed before the 28-week pregnancy mark.

Tips for parents with multiples

Are all of those babies making you crazy?
DAWN ANTIS
 Gender selection for nonmedical reasons is seen as controversial by professional medical groups and the public, but it is the subject of an ongoing conversation.

The rise of designer babies

BY TANYA WARD GOODMAN
 Postpartum women in France get 10 to 20 sessions of la rééducation périnéale, or vaginal re-education, paid for by the government, in which women learn to strengthen their perineal muscles so they can get right back to practicing the art of love.

Restore those lady parts

BY JILL HAMILTON
 New moms Alissa Travers, left, of Costa Mesa with 6-month-old Aveline and Julie O'Connell of Orange with 5-month-old Matthew play at a New Mom School session in Newport Beach on July 7. (Photo by Ana Venegas, Orange County Register/SCNG)

New moms learn together at infant classes

BY DAWN ANTIS
 The American Society for Reproductive Medicine removed the “experimental” label from egg freezing in 2012. The number of elective procedures has jumped from just under 500 in 2009 to nearly 4,000 in 2013.

Everything you need to know about embryo freezing in Orange County

BY TANYA WARD GOODMAN
 Kai Perino camping at Doheny State Beach.

Camp with your baby? Yes, you can!

BY LAYLAN CONNELLY
 Some parents are opting to hire a consultant to help narrow down potential baby names and generate ideas.

Need help picking that perfect name for baby?

BY LAYLAN CONNELLY
 Several fitness studios in Orange County cater to busy moms and dads by offering professional child care every day of the week.

Sweat everything but the child care

BY DAWN ANTIS
 Numerous studies have shown that breast milk supports brain development, immunity, growth and overall health. At the same time, an increased risk of childhood obesity, diabetes and SIDS has become linked with formula.

Breast milk for sale: What to know about the new hot commodity

BY JOELLE CASTEIX
 The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends supervised, awake tummy time to help your infant facilitate development and prevent a flat head.

Precautions can cut risk of infant death

BY JAMIE LOBER
  A pregnant Crystal Villa models a “Hands off the Bump” shirt.

Baby belly boundaries

How to avoid weirdos
BY LAYLAN CONNELLY
 Before taking flight, research your destination. Many places offer rentals for baby gear, including car seats, bouncers and portable play yards.

Baby on a plane: tips for less stress during air travel

BY JAIMEE LYNN FLETCHER
Forget social media, books still offer a wealth of wonderful insight!

4 books that helped me get through my baby's first year

JENN TANAKA
baby with small bottle in bed

Does my newborn need a vitamin D supplement?

Some doctors advise breastfeeding mother's to add supplements to their baby's diet.
BY JENN TANAKA
Mother Suffering From Post Natal Depression

Beyond the baby blues

Both mother and child can suffer from often undiagnosed anxiety disorders.
SONYA QUICK

Baby shower etiquette

JESSICA HUSAMI