Going home with baby

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A simple guide to bringing your baby home from the hospital for first time moms.

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Going home with baby

  1. 1. BRINGING HOME BABY GOING HOME WITH YOUR CHILD: A SIMPLE GUIDE
  2. 2. What not to do...
  3. 3. And this, too...
  4. 4. Also, don't forget the baby!
  5. 5. ESSENTIALS 1. diapers 2. breast feeding supplies or formula 3. car seat 4. crib/bassinet 5. other stuff (wipes, diaper cream, etc...)
  6. 6. In-laws optional
  7. 7. Car Seats website info (or Google car seat laws NJ): http://www.nj.gov/lps/hts/childseats/childseats_ newlaw.html -go to AAA or local police department for proper installation
  8. 8. BACK TO SLEEP http://www.nichd.nih.gov/SIDS/Pages/sids.aspx
  9. 9. What to Read -NO BOOK IS YOUR BABY!!! -What to Expect series -AAP books -Omnivore's Dilemma
  10. 10. What NOT to read DR. GOOGLE!
  11. 11. Pediatrician -you must choose, but choose wisely...
  12. 12. -prenatal visit -MD must be a partner you will trust to help you weed thru the BS and over-information age we live in -beware online ranking sites, as many are angry people (happy people usually do not post) -ask friends!
  13. 13. When to call the MD? -ANYTIME! -if you are made to feel you cannot, get a new MD
  14. 14. FEVER -rectal temp >100.4 -age -beware fever phobia (after 3mths)
  15. 15. VOMITING
  16. 16. BREATHING -periodic breathing
  17. 17. FEEDING
  18. 18. CRYING -colic vs. not colic
  19. 19. In Closing -not easy, never was -if it is, you aren't trying hard enough -fun, tiring -follow up with your MD as instructed -ask lots of questions -prepare for adventure
  20. 20. Choose your own adventure!

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