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Newborn Babies

When newborn babies are brought home from the hospital, it is very normal for a new mom to be scared and nervous. Don’t be scared, it’s your bundle of joy. You are the proud parents of a newborn baby. One thing that will help you a great deal when you are just getting home is in knowing what to expect.

One of the first things you need to be aware of is that newborn babies cry an average three hours per day. The main reasons all newborn babies cry is because they are hungry, cold, or wet. Newborn babies will also cry if they are too warm. The most important thing you can know about newborn babies is that you cannot spoil a child until it is at least four months of age. Therefore, don’t be scared to cuddle and comfort your newborn all you want.

Newborn babies’ umbilical cord requires care; and, if your newborn is a male, requires circumcision care. You should be able to keep the circumcision area cleaned by just washing it gently with water. If you notice redness of the skin around the cord area you may want to call your doctor’s office. The hospital should have given you instructions on how to care for your little boy’s circumcision prior to leaving the hospital; make sure you follow those instructions.

As you probably already know, immunizations are known to be a rather integral part of the preventative health care. Your baby will get their first shots during their two month visit and it will be recorded on their immunization record. Make sure that you keep up with them as your child will need them for the rest of their life.

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