Caring for Your Baby
This eighteen-page illustrated handout educates parents and caregivers about caring for a baby. It provides a basic schedule for both breastfeeding and bottle-feeding, lists feeding cues the baby will give when hungry, and offers guidance on how to burp a baby and what is normal for babies to spit up. It instructs parents on using a bulb syringe to clear out mucus from a baby's nose, caring for the baby’s umbilical cord, trimming fingernails, monitoring the baby's bowel movements and urination, and cleaning and diaper changes. The document explains that babies sleep safest on their backs, and discusses tummy time, room temperature and dress, and a baby's normal axillary temperature. It discusses why babies cry and what is normal behavior, offering a list of safe ways to soothe a crying baby and avoid shaken baby syndrome. Pacifiers, bathing, washing baby clothes, and vaccines are examined, and the document identifies those symptoms for which a doctor should be called, as well as symptoms for which 911 should be called immediately.
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