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
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.