Newborns And Expecting Parents

What to expect, and how to care for your new baby

Congratulations!

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:

APPEARANCE:

BEHAVIOR:

*** 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.

What to Expect As A New Parent:

ALL PARENTS:

MOMS:

PARENTS OF BOYS: To circumcise or not to circumcise?

NUTRITION FOR YOUR BABY: What’s To Eat? Breasts, Bottles, and Pumps, OH MY!

NUTRITION BY THE WEEK:

TIPS FOR EVERYONE: