NEWBORN COUNSELING


Useful things to tell new parents about:
  • Sneeze and hiccup ok
  • Car seat
  • Need thermometer; fever not ok
  • Cord care: alcohol QD; signs of omphalitis
  • Avoid exposure to URI's
  • Pee in first 24h Q6h
  • Feed Q3-4h
  • Watch for jaundice
  • See section on Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) for information re: prevention