Newborn Care Information
If you've never cared for a newborn, you probably have questions like:
- How do I calm my crying child?
- How do I change a diaper?
- How do I get my baby to sleep?
- How can I keep my baby from becoming cold and fussy in the bath?
Although it can be frustrating, there usually isn't a one-size-fits-all answer for every question. Once your little one is here, however, you can immediately start to pick up on their behavior patterns to determine their needs. For example, many new parents quickly learn the difference between their child's "I'm hungry" cry and "I'm in pain" cry. Being prepared -- such as having all the bath supplies laid out and ready to go before giving your baby a bath -- can also go a long way in making life easier for everyone.
(For more specific information on caring for your newborn, click Newborn Baby Bath, Baby Proofing, Changing a Diaper, Understanding a Crying Baby, Interviewing a Pediatrician, The Newborn Sleep Schedule, Selecting a Pediatrician, and Umbilical Cord Care.)