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Newborn Care

With a newborn can come lots of questions. Check out the links below for answers to questions new parents often ask about feeding, safety, health and more!

Pregnancy & Newborn Center

Advice and information for expectant and new parents.

When Can I Take My Newborn Out In Public?

Find out what the experts have to say.

Looking at Your Newborn: What's Normal

When you first get to see, touch, and inspect your newborn, you may be surprised by what you see. Here's what to expect.

The Senses and Your Newborn

Your newborn is taking in his or her first sights, sounds, and smells while learning to explore the world through the senses. What are your baby's responses to light, noise, and touch?

Learning, Play, and Your Newborn

Play is the primary way that infants learn how to move, communicate, socialize, and understand their surroundings. And during the first month of life, your baby will learn by interacting with you.

Communication and Your Newborn

From birth, your newborn has been communicating with you. Crying may seem like a foreign language, but soon you'll know what your baby needs - a diaper change, a feeding, or your touch.

Circumcision

You have an important decision to make before you take your newborn son home: whether to circumcise him. Before deciding, talk to your doctor and consider the issues.

Your Child's First Checkup: The Hospital

Find out what to expect during the first few days and weeks with your newborn.

Your Child's Checkup: 2 to 4 Weeks

Find out what this doctor's visit will involve and what your newborn might be doing during the first month.

Bonding With Your Baby

Bonding, the intense attachment that develops between you and your baby, is completely natural. And it's probably one of the most pleasurable aspects of infant care.

Jaundice In Healthy Newborns

A common condition in newborns, jaundice refers to the yellow color of the skin and whites of the eyes caused by excess bilirubin in the blood.

When Your Baby Is Born With A Health Problem

If you're expecting a baby, it's important to understand that certain health problems and complications can't be prevented, no matter how smoothly the pregnancy goes.

Movement Coordination and Your Newborn

It may seem like all babies do is sleep, eat, and cry, but their little bodies are making many movements, some of which are reflexes.

 

Feeding Your Newborn

How you feed your newborn is the first nutrition decision you will make for your child. Take a closer look at these guidelines for breastfeeding and bottle-feeding so you can make an informed choice.

Sleep and Newborns

"Does your baby sleep through the night?" is one of the questions new parents hear the most. And almost always the answer is "No."

Growth and Your Newborn

A baby's growth and development is measured from the moment of birth. How much should your baby weigh?

Burping Your Baby

Feeding a baby for the first time is an exciting experience for any new parent. Here's a quick guide to one important aspect of feeding - burping.

Diapering Your Baby

Babies may use up to 10 diapers a day! Get the basics on how to diaper like a pro.

Bringing Your Baby Home

Whether your baby comes home from the hospital right away, arrives later, or comes through an adoption agency, homecoming is a major event.

Becoming a Father

Pregnant women experience a variety of emotions and life changes. But most first-time dads have lots of feelings and concerns to deal with, too.

A Guide for First Time Parents

If you're a first-time parent, put your fears aside and get the basics in this guide about burping, bathing, bonding, and other baby-care concerns.

The First Day of Life

Your baby's first day of life is one of the most eventful days in your own life. Here's what to expect on that special day.

How Becoming A Parent Can Affect Your Relationship

The best way to deal with all of the changes that a new baby brings is to be ready for them. Here's how get a handle on what to expect when you have your baby.