Information about Newborns


  • Newborns need to be loved, kept clean, warmed and fed.
  • Babies eat frequently – some as often as every one to two hours – until their stomachs grow large enough to handle more food at one time.
  • Breastfeeding is highly recommended for the newborns.
  • Be sure to burp the baby during and after each feeding.
  • A baby is totally dependent on parents to provide for every need.
  • Babies cry, this is how they tell you if they want attention, feeding, changing, etc.
  • Sleep is an essential routine for a newborn baby.
  • Trim nails frequently with blunt edged small scissors or file with an emery board to prevent scratching .
  • Bathing your baby is a great opportunity for "fun time" with your baby.
  • A baby's diaper should be changed when the baby is wet or soiled.
  • Always put your baby in an infant car seat each and every time you travel, even if you are just driving around the corner.