Even if you never spoke to a stranger before having your baby, odds are you'll open up once your little one is playing at the park (like Amy and Chris, shown left), attending classes, and entering daycare or nursery school. Not only is it hard to resist the urge to join the mutual baby admiration club ("Your baby is so cute!" "So is yours!"), but you'll soon see every new parent as an opportunity to learn about new activities, products, and places that both you and your lil one might love. Most parents are more than happy to give up valuable advice — even to strangers.