Well-Baby Check-Ups

Your baby needs regular check-ups to make sure he is healthy and growing right. Be sure to visit the doctor at regularly scheduled times. These are called “well-baby” check-ups. Do not wait until your baby sick to go to the doctor. At the first “well-baby” check-up, the...

Bathing Your Baby

Bathing your child is another one of those wonderful parent-child bonding experiences. If you talk to the baby and treat this as a fun activity, your baby will come to enjoy it as well. Unless it is a particularly hot day and your baby is sweaty, you...

Reducing the Risk of SIDS

Put your baby to bed on her back. Babies should always sleep on their backs. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, or SIDS, is less likely to affect babies who sleep in this position. NEVER PUT YOUR BABY TO SLEEP ON HER TUMMY. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome is the...

Crib Safety

Newborns sleep up to 20 hours a day, so you want to make sure the baby’s crib is clean and safe. Avoid many of the “extras” you see shown in pretty magazine photographs of baby rooms or on the shelves at stores. Safety is the most important...

Making Your Home Safe for Baby

The day you bring your baby home is always filled with excitement, but also a bit of nervousness. If you have any questions or need help getting started with your new baby don’t be afraid to ask. Talk to family, friends, or your doctor. Seek out support...

Feeding Your Baby Formula

If you feed your baby formula, you can still bond with your baby. Other family members can hold the bottle and bond with the baby too. Remember to talk to your baby and cuddle. This is a special time for you and your child. Formula Choices The...

Breastfeeding Tips

Do NOT worry if breastfeeding is not easy at first. Give it a chance. Both you and your baby have to learn how to do it. It is easiest to nurse if you can do so in a comfortable position where you are as relaxed as possible....

The Big Event – Your Baby is Born

Now the day you’ve been waiting for…the birth of your baby. After your baby is born, she will be given her first check-up. Newborn First Check-up Your baby’s first check-up will happen moments after her birth. During your hospital stay, nurses will continue to check your baby’s...