March 21, 2014 at 12:00 PM ET
As we all sigh, "Thank goodness it's spring," let's start off the weekend with something else to smile about: cute babies!
Each week, we ask readers to submit photos of babies to our JOHNSON's Babies of the Week contest on TODAY and to include advice they have learned being new parents.
Emily and Paul Sass, parents of Riley Joseph Sass, born Jan. 25, have a great tip for finding helpful resources in those early days. They say: “Reach out to and participate in the support groups for new parents and nursing moms at your hospital.”
Colleen and Chris Karcher, parents of Claire Marie Karcher, born Jan. 30, have advice for those parents worried if the baby will ever sleep through the night, or stop using a pacifier, or learn to use a bottle. “Every phase (good and bad) is just a phase and will only last so long. So enjoy the phases…all of them,” the Karchers say.
Each week, Kathie Lee and Hoda select a few JOHNSON'S Babies of the Week to be featured on TODAY. And because your kids are way too sweet to stop there, we choose more little ones to grace our online gallery.
If you have had a baby in the past two months, click on the “add photos” link and enter your little doll’s mug (newborn to 8 weeks old) for consideration to be featured on a future show and online in an upcoming week. Click here to see advice on the kind of photos we're looking for in this contest.
And here are dozen more springtime sweeties. Congratulations to all the new parents!