New parent newsletter

Alicia Reyes Rodriguez

Newborn appearance

Newborns

  • Wrinkly skin
  • Yellowing eyes
  • Vernix caseosa
  • Small Hands
  • Small heads

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Bonding with your infant

  • Feeding
  • Physical contact
  • Playing with child
  • Reading
  • Music
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Guild lines for toys

  • Must be colorful
  • Shorter than 12 inches
  • Rattles
  • Has rounded edges
  • Has tightly contacted parts

Pros and cons of breast and bottle feeding

Pros


  • Connection
  • Immunity
  • Mom bonding
  • Cheaper
  • Not time consuming
Cons



  • Can't be everywhere
  • No bonding for other people
  • Not enough time

First foods for baby

3 months

  • Cereal
3-4 months

  • Mashed hard cooked eggs
4 months

  • Pureed fruits and veggies
6 months

  • Puréed meats
7 months

  • Bread and pasta

A healthy child

  • Cries
  • Can sleep most of the night
  • Eats regularly
  • Loving
  • Giggling

SIDS prevention and crib safety

  • Sleep on back
  • Don't put blankets or pillows in crib
  • Tight fitting mattress