What to expect, and how to care for your new baby
You’ve already made the first step towards being an awesome parent!
What to expect in the Hospital:
***Don’t worry, all babies lose weight… and many will look yellow (jaundice)
***Feeding, Sleeping, Peeing and Pooping (or lack thereof) will become common topics of conversation!
When do I start going to the Pediatrician?
How often will I need to go to the Pediatrician?
Typical well-child visits (“check-ups”) in the first year occur at:
What to Expect From Your Newborn:
*** Babies cry! ** On average, 2-4 hours per day!
Be patient. Never shake your baby.
You will learn what things soothe him/her and eventually what different cries mean.
You cannot “spoil” a newborn. Snuggling and skin-to-skin contact is good. The more, the better!
Babies have a hard time self-soothing until 2-4 months of age. “Crying it out” will not work.