Whether you play as mom or dad, you'll have your hands full with diaper changes, soup recipes and scrubbing the toilet. If you can do it all, and keep to schedule, you'll move on to harder and harder levels. If you can complete all four levels, play it again to see if you can beat your high score.
The game works like this: each level has one to six rooms. The first room is always the nursery, and is where you will take care of baby Jo-Jo. The baby has four primary needs: clean diaper, food, play time, and rest time. As long as you keep those needs in the green, the baby is happy, and you continue to score. The baby will let you know when one of it's needs drops into orange by babbling. If you hear the baby cry, a need has dropped into the red, and requires immediate attention!
Throughout the rooms, you'll see "action circles". Stand on one of these, and actions that match the circle will be begin to scroll across the bottom. You apply the actions by clicking on them, and sending them across the screen. Send bottles to the baby to feed it, and diaper pins to change it's diaper, for example. Use brooms to clean the floor, and soup spoons to stir the soup. When you are in the kitchen, take note of the recipe down the right side of the screen. You'll need to add the ingredients in that order before you can start stirring!
You'll have to move from room to room to take care of all the tasks, but keep an eye on the baby! If any of the baby's needs drop below red, the game is over. Don't worry, there are plenty of other things around to help you out. Occasionally you'll see your spouse in the room, touch him/her, and you'll get a hand with the baby for a short time. Pick up special bonuses to automatically fill a baby's need instantly. As long as you keep the baby happy until the targeted time, and get all your chores done, you'll advance to the next level.