Preparing for Life With a Newborn


Establishing good sleep habits in your newborn

Get to know your newborn

Newborn body care

Reducing the risk of SIDS

Why newborns look so funny

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Preparing for Life With a Newborn

Moments After Delivery
Babycare Basics
Breastfeeding & Formula Feeding
Childcare
Gear Essentials
Newborn Health & Safety
New-Family Finances
Postpartum Health
Sleep

Moments After Delivery

Tools
• Create your own birth plan

Articles
• Newborn screening tests: How to get more than your state requires
• Newborn screening tests: Which ones your baby needs and why
• The Apgar score
• Video clip of newborn
• What happens to your baby after delivery
• Why newborns look so funny

Ask the Experts
• When can I take a bath or a hot tub again after delivery?

Bulletin Boards
• Birth methods
• Cesarean birth support
• Home birth
• Labor jitters
• Preparing for labor
• VBAC support
• Hospital births


Babycare Basics

Quizzes
• Get to know your newborn

Videos

Bathing your newborn

Articles
• Bathing your newborn
• Caring for a newborn: Tips from new parents
• Caring for newborn twins or multiples
• Diapering guide: Step-by-step instructions
• How to use a bulb syringe to clear a stuffy nose
• Laugh and learn: New parents share their most embarrassing mistakes
• Newborn body care
• Pacifiers: The basics
• Seven reasons babies cry and how to soothe them
• Shaken baby syndrome
• Swaddling your baby
• Your newborn’s development

Ask the Experts
• When can I let visitors hold my baby?

Dilemmas
• Should we save our baby’s umbilical cord stump?

Bulletin Boards
• Breastfeeding: The first 6 weeks
• Caring for a newborn
• Diapering your baby
• Multiples: Big kid
• Newborn bloopers
• Parenting with a routine
• Tips for soothing a crying baby

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Breastfeeding & Formula Feeding

Videos

Breastfeeding help: Getting your baby to latch on

How to spot your baby’s early hunger signals

Storing and handling breastmilk

Top breastfeeding problems and how to handle them

Articles
• Bottle-feeding basics
• Breastfeeding premature babies
• Breastfeeding twins or multiples
• Breastfeeding: Getting started

Dilemmas
• I want to breastfeed, but my husband says “no”
• Should I breastfeed or bottle-feed my baby?

Bulletin Boards
• Breastfeeding: The first 6 weeks


Childcare

Articles
• Childcare options: Pros, cons, and costs
• How much you’ll spend on childcare
• Maternity leave: The basics
• Paternity leave: What are the options for dads?
• Stay-at-home parents: Overview
• Staying at home: Can you afford it?

Bulletin Boards
• Children born in 1998
• Day-to-day survival tips
• Daycare
• Home daycare
• Relative care
• Stay-at-home parents


Gear Essentials

Videos

Bathing your newborn

Car seats: The basics

Car seats: The safest place to put them

Car seats: Securing the seat

Articles
• Baby & mom gear: The first six weeks
• Baby clothes: The first six weeks
• Car seat safety: How to choose and use a car seat
• Choosing a breast pump
• Consumer Reports: Baby clothes buying guide
• Consumer Reports: Crib safety tips
• Consumer Reports: Pacifier recommendations
• Consumer Reports: The secrets to finding — and fitting — a nursing bra
• How to buy: A baby monitor
• Installing a car seat

Dilemmas
• My mother-in-law gives us dangerous baby gear
• My family’s pressuring me to use a crib I think is unsafe
• We can’t agree on what to buy for our baby

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• Products for baby

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Newborn Health & Safety

Articles
• Childproofing checklist: Before your baby arrives
• Choosing a doctor for your baby
• Circumcision: What you need to know
• Cradle cap
• How to use a bulb syringe to clear a stuffy nose
• Immunizations: What you need to know
• Infant first aid for choking and CPR: An illustrated guide
• Jaundice
• Julie’s Journal: One week old — Circumcision decision
• Newborn screening tests: How to get more than your state requires
• Newborn screening tests: Which ones your baby needs and why
• Reducing the risk of SIDS
• When to call the doctor if your newborn seems sick

Ask the Experts
• How can I stop worrying about my sleeping baby?
• How do I prepare my pet for our new baby?
• What are the biggest hidden dangers for newborns?
• When can I let visitors hold my baby?

Dilemmas
• I’m afraid my husband’s dog will hurt our newborn
• Should I get rid of my cat before my baby’s born?
• How can I keep my cat out of my baby’s crib?

Bulletin Boards
• Car safety tips
• Childproofing and other safety tips
• Vaccine issues and concerns


New-Family Finances

Articles
• Family finances overview
• How much you’ll spend on childcare
• Staying at home: Can you afford it?
• Why every parent needs a will

Ask the Experts
• How do flexible spending plans work?


Postpartum Health

Articles
• Will you be a good mother? Demystifying the maternal instinct
• Don’t be surprised by postpartum depression
• Getting the help you need
• How a postpartum doula can help
• Big Story: How love blossoms between you and your child
• Kegel exercises
• Postpartum warning signs: When to call your caregiver
• Recovering from a cesarean delivery
• Stressed out: Life with a newborn
• The baby blues
• Thirty things that change when you have a baby

Ask the Experts
• Can I start having sex before my six-week postpartum checkup?
• How do I handle friends and family with a newborn?
• Will it hurt the first time I have sex after having my baby?

Dilemmas
• How will I handle being a single teenage mom?
• My mom makes me doubt my maternal instinct
• I don’t want my mom to visit after the birth
• We’d like time to ourselves after the birth

Bulletin Boards
• Dealing with the baby blues
• Physical and mental health postpartum
• Postpartum aches and pains
• Postpartum depression


Sleep

Articles
• Establishing good sleep habits in your newborn
• Helping twins sleep at the same time
• How you can get some sleep
• Reducing the risk of SIDS
• Sleep aids for new parents

Bulletin Boards
• Sleep sharing
• Teaching your baby to sleep

See also: Baby SleepBaby Wellness & PreventionBreastfeeding Your BabyChildcare for Your BabyFamily Finances: PregnancyKeeping Your Baby SafeLabor & DeliveryPregnancy Gear & GiftsRecovering From Childbirth

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