Newborn hygiene and care

Father bathes baby for sake of hygiene

Your new baby will need bathing and routine care just as do all other members of the family. For the first few days, do not immerse your infant in water until the dried-up cord falls off and heals completely. Use a washcloth with warm water to cleanse the baby. Keep the cord area clean and dry.

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Newborn feeding

Mother Feeding Her Baby

Feeding is one of the baby’s first pleasant experiences. Whether you are breastfeeding or bottle feeding, it is a time to relax, but be comfortable and enjoy the intimate relationship your baby needs.

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Routine well-baby check-ups

Doctor and Mom Doing Routine Well-Baby Check-Ups

Routine check-ups are a primary way in which childhood illness can be predicted, prevented, and treated. During the first years of your baby’s life, we feel it is most important that he or she be seen at regular intervals.

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