PREVIOUS QUESTION:

 

NEXT QUESTION:

 

What are basic safety tips that I should do during my newborn baby's first week?

ANSWER

Enjoy this time! As you get to know your little one, remember these basic safety tips:

  • Always put your baby to sleep on her back.
  • Empty their sleeping area -- no pillows, crib bumpers or wedges, toys, or soft bedding like a blanket.
  • Your baby should sleep in your room, or vice versa. But don’t sleep or snooze in the same bed.
  • Keep up with doctor visits and immunizations.
  • Breastfeed your baby if you can.
  • Keep her comfy. Don’t overdress her. You want to prevent overheating.

SOURCES:

HealthyChildren.org: "Bonding With Your Baby," "Getting Your Baby to Sleep," "Making Sure Your Baby Is Getting Enough Milk," "Umbilical Cord Care,"  "The Circumcised Penis," "Reduce the Risk of SIDS."

Kidshealth.org: "A Guide for First Time Parents," "Formula Feeding FAQs: How Much and How Often," Diaper Rash."

Mayo Clinic: “Diaper rash.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on February 03, 2019

SOURCES:

HealthyChildren.org: "Bonding With Your Baby," "Getting Your Baby to Sleep," "Making Sure Your Baby Is Getting Enough Milk," "Umbilical Cord Care,"  "The Circumcised Penis," "Reduce the Risk of SIDS."

Kidshealth.org: "A Guide for First Time Parents," "Formula Feeding FAQs: How Much and How Often," Diaper Rash."

Mayo Clinic: “Diaper rash.”

Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on February 03, 2019

NEXT QUESTION:

How can otitis media cause hearing loss in children?

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

THIS TOOL DOES NOT PROVIDE MEDICAL ADVICE. It is intended for general informational purposes only and does not address individual circumstances. It is not a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment and should not be relied on to make decisions about your health. Never ignore professional medical advice in seeking treatment because of something you have read on the WebMD Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, immediately call your doctor or dial 911.

    This tool does not provide medical advice. See additional information.