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By: Elizabeth Holmes CIS 1020 Professor Frisbey How to Care for Your Newborn Baby Introduction Topics for Discussion Feeding Sleeping Safety Cleaning.

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2 By: Elizabeth Holmes CIS 1020 Professor Frisbey

3 How to Care for Your Newborn Baby Introduction Topics for Discussion Feeding Sleeping Safety Cleaning

4 Feeding Your Newborn Formula Feeding versus Breast Feeding Advantages of Both Formula Feeding – Advantages Convenience Daycare providers and others are able to feed baby Ease Dad can do the late night feedings Breast Feeding – Advantages Cost Effective Breast milk is free! Health Benefits Builds baby’s immune system Weight loss for mom

5 Feeding Your Newborn (Cont.) Baby Feeding Schedule © 2010 Vertex42 LLC Date : Su M Tu W Th F Sa Date : Su M Tu W Th F Sa SleepFeedingDiapersComments SleepFeedingDiapersComments 1 am 1 :30 2 am 2 :30 3 am 3 :30 4 am 4 :30 5 am 5 :30 6 am 6 :30 7 am 7 :30 8 am 8 :30 9 am 9 :30 10 am 10 am :30 11 am 11 am :30 12 pm 12 pm :30 1 pm 1 :30 2 pm 2 :30 3 pm 3 :30 4 pm 4 :30 5 pm 5 :30 6 pm 6 :30 7 pm 7 :30 8 pm 8 :30 9 pm 9 :30 10 pm 10 pm :30 11 pm 11 pm :30 12 am 12 am :30 [42] *Consult your doctor if you have questions about your baby's health. Take this schedule with you to your appointments. Regardless of breast of bottle feeding, your baby will need to eat every hours. Amount varies but is usually 0.5 to 2 ounces at a time. To track feeding times and amounts, a spreadsheet such as the one displayed to the right may be used. Spreadsheet obtained from vertex42.com December 8, 2010http://www.vertex42.com/ExcelTemplates/baby-feeding-schedule.html

6 Newborn Sleeping Newborn babies will sleep between 14 and 18 hours a day. Sleep needs decrease as age of baby increases. See chart below. Age in Months Data obtained from parents.com December 8, 2010

7 Newborn Sleeping (cont.) New parents understand the importance and scarcity of sleep with a newborn baby. Here are some tips for helping baby sleep. 1. Rocking 2. Swaddling 3. Bottle 4. Music 5. Dark room with few distractions 6. Heart beat bear 7. Car Ride

8 Safety for Baby Car Seat Safety Below is a Microsoft Word Document from the Utah Safety Council including instructions for car seat safety. Infants For the best possible protection all infants should be restrained rear-facing in the back seat. There are two types of rear facing car seats: infant seats and convertible seats. Generally, infant seats are designed for children from 5 pounds to about 20 pounds and convertible seats are designed for children from 5 pounds to about 35 pounds rear-facing. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that children remain rear facing as long as possible until they have reached the maximum height and weight limits of the car seat (check your seat's manufacturer instructions for exact weight limits). At minimum, children less than one year and less than 20 pounds must be restrained rear-facing in the car. Some infants will reach the weight or height limit of the infant seat, but are still not ready to face forward in the vehicle. In this situation, the child should be restrained rear facing in a convertible seat designed to hold children up to 35 pounds rear facing. More and more convertible seats are being made to accommodate higher weight limits rear-facing. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions. Adjust the seat so that the child is reclining at about a degree angle. Each car seat will have an angle indicator that will help you determine the correct angle for that seat. Harness straps should be in the slots at or below the infant's shoulders and should fit snugly against the child. Place the retainer clip at armpit level to keep the harness strap on the baby's shoulders. Never place an infant in a front seat with a passenger-side airbag. Harness baby in snugly and then cover the baby with a blanket. Make sure the seat is installed tightly. A child safety seat should not move more than one inch side to side at the belt path. Always use a federally approved child safety seat and not a regular household carrier. From the UT Safety Council

9 Baby Safety (cont.) Here are other baby safety tips for your newborn. Keep small items away from baby to avoid choking Sleep positioning is important. Make sure baby sleeps on her back Keep items out of crib to prevent suffocation Do not sleep with baby Never leave baby unattended

10 Baby Cleanliness Bathing Baby Never leave baby unattended in the bath Make sure water temperature is between degrees Celcius Fill tub no more than 10 centimeters deep Prepare everything you need in advance towels soap clean clothes Use soaps and shampoos sparingly

11 The thing that baby needs most is love

12 References Vertex42.com feeding-schedule.html. December 8, 2010http://www.vertex42.com/ExcelTemplates/baby- feeding-schedule.html Parents,com by-age-guide December 8, by-age-guide Utah Safety Council 57http://www.utahsafetycouncil.org/content.asp?id=1 57 December 8, 2010


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