Coronavirus News and Resources for Expecting and New Parents
News about COVID-19 is changing minute by minute. You’re likely worried about your family, as well as you or your baby if you’re expecting, and may have a lot of questions about the virus.
We’ve gathered helpful articles and resources here to help you feel more prepared and keep your family and community safe. We’ll be updating this as more information develops.
- The CDC
- CDC’s Guidelines for Pregnancy and Breastfeeding
- The World Health Organization’s Advice for the Public
- Guidance from the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- Coronavirus Mythbusters (WHO)
If You’re Pregnant
- What to Expect When You’re Pregnant During COVID-19 (Babylist)
- What Coronavirus Means for Pregnancy and Other Things New and Expecting Parents Should Know (ProPublica)
- Navigating Your Birth Plan in the Time of COVID-19
- Coronavirus + Building Your Baby Registry: What You Need to Know (Babylist)
- Online Prenatal and Childbirth Classes (Babylist)
- Tips for Bringing Home a Newborn Without Support (Babylist)
- One Expecting Mother’s Mindset (Sunflower Motherhood)
Virtual Baby Showers
- How to Throw a Virtual Baby Shower
- 5 Baby Shower Alternatives that Aren’t a Zoom Call (Babylist)
- Babylist’s Virtual Shower Bundles
- Fun Zoom Backgrounds for Your Virtual Party (Babylist)
- Real-Life Examples of Baby Showers during COVID-19 (Babylist)
If You’re a Parent
- What Parents Need to Know (NYTimes, currently free with email account)
- American Academy of Pediatrics’ Recommendations for Well Baby/Child and Sick Visits
- 10 Easy (We Promise!) Ways to Entertain Your Baby at Home (Babylist)
- How to Work From Home with Kids (Offspring)
- How to Make Homemade Baby Wipes (Babylist)
- What If You Can’t Find Formula? (Babylist)
- Best Online Breastfeeding Courses (Babylist)
- WHO’s Guidance for Healthy Parenting
- CDC’s Mask Guidelines + How to Make Your Own (CDC)
- How to Prepare Your Home (NPR)
- Coronavirus Symptoms (NPR)
- How to Wash Your Hands (CDC)
- A Hub for Financial Help During the Coronavirus Crisis (NYTimes)
- Watch: How Soap Kills the Coronavirus (Vox)
- How to Flatten the Curve (Washington Post)
- Quarantine, Self Isolation, Shelter in Place: What do These Words Mean? (CNN)
- What to Know About Cooking and Grocery Shopping (Bon Appetit)
- Feeding America: Find your local food bank and help provide food to people in need.
- Baby2Baby: Provides children living in poverty, ages 0-12 years, with diapers, clothing and all the basic necessities.
- Meals on Wheels: Provides services, meals and groceries to seniors in need.
- How to Help Food Insecure Kids
- Donate to the National Diaper Network
Things to Do at Home
- Camp Hello Bello: Fun activities and “camp” sessions from Kristen Bell and friends.
- Goodnight with Dolly: Dolly Parton reads bedtimes stories!
- Save with Stories: Celebs read children’s book on Instagram (and it’s part of Save the Children, which helps provide meals, books and resources during the school closures).
- DIY.org: Hands-on projects for kids.
- Recipes that Freeze Well (Bon Appetit)
- Lunch Doodles with Mo Willems
- Free Audible Stories for Children
- Using Netflix Party to Watch Movies with Friends and Family (The Verge)
- A Kid-Made Newspaper that is Pure Joy
- Baby and Toddler Toys to Encourage Independent Play (Babylist)
- Wide Open School: Online educational resources for kids, pre-K through grade 12 (Common Sense Media)
- Prenatal Yoga through Amazon Prime
- Cosmic Kids Yoga
- GoNoodle: Movement and mindfulness for kids.
- Peloton App: Currently a free 30-day trial. Strength, yoga, stretching and other classes that’t don’t require a bike or treadmill.
This information is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. We do not accept any responsibility for any liability, loss or risk, personal or otherwise, incurred as a consequence, directly or indirectly, from any information or advice contained here. Original article appeared on Babylist.com
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