Safety

*Make sure the appropriate car seat is placed in the backseat
*Keep home and car smoke-free
*Keep hot liquids away from baby and young children
*To protect baby, avoid crowded places
*Don’t leave baby alone in tub or high places; always keep hand on baby
*Water temperature less than 120 degrees/test with wrist first
*Never shake baby

Nutrition

*Hold baby when feeding/don’t prop bottle
*Breast milk on demand or feed iron-fortified formula
*Breast milk or formula is only fluid/food infant needs

Infant Care

*Thermometer use; antipyretics
*Wash hands often
*Avoid direct sun/use children’s sunscreen

Infant Development

*Develop feeding/sleep routines
*Put baby to sleep on back/Safe Sleep
*Put baby to sleep in own crib
*Console, hold, cuddle, rock, play with baby

Family Adjustment

*Take time for self and partner
*Rest/sleep when baby sleeps

Parental Well Being

*See your doctor to discuss Postpartum Check-up, Family Planning, Baby blues, postpartum depression
*Accept help from partner, family & friends.

Welcoming a baby is an exciting time, but it can also be overwhelming, especially for first-time parents. Please see your doctor if you have any questions or concerns.

At Regal Pediatrics and Regal After Hours Clinic we welcome new patients and walk-ins. We serve the whole family (pediatrics, family care and urgent care). We are located in Rochester Hills MI, near Troy MI, Sterling Heights MI and Auburn Hills MI.
Please call us at 248-852-5177 with any questions.

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