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A First-Time Parent's Guide to Digital Life

From posting baby pics online to handing over the iPad, digital life with baby is a whole new ball game. Your modern parenting questions answered.

Just think: Your baby will be part of one of the first generations to grow up totally digitally connected. She may learn to dance with the Sesame Street gang. She may become fixated on YouTube's Disney Collector videos. She may smile broadly (or frown deliberately) in your many Facebook posts.

All these things no doubt will enhance and enrich your lives, but they may leave you with more questions than answers, including questions such as: When can I let the baby watch videos on my phone? Is it safe to post pictures of her to Facebook? What are the best online communities for parents?

From posting photos to asking questions about poop, here's everything you need to know about parenting the modern baby:

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A New Parent's Social Media Road Map
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Caroline Knorr
Caroline is Common Sense Media's former parenting editor. She has many years of editorial and creative marketing writing experience and has held senior-level positions at, Walmart stores, Cnet, and Bay Area Parent magazine. She specializes in translating complex information into bite-sized chunks to help families make informed choices about what their kids watch, play, read, and do.