Newborn hygiene is an important concern for new and experienced San Francisco parents alike. One of the most common newborn baby care questions the doctors at GetzWell Pediatrics get is how often newborn babies should be bathed. The short answer is that it depends on what’s right for you and your family. Below are a few suggestions and safety tips for keeping your baby clean.
For many new San Francisco parents, one of their biggest worries once they’re home with their new baby is not knowing how to tell when their infant is hungry versus tired, needing a diaper change, is over-stimulated or any of the other reasons that a newborn baby cries. While some people will tell you to feed your newborn on a strict schedule, every infant and mother-baby pair is unique. Maybe you or your little one do better with on-demand feeding. In any case, it’s important to know what your baby’s cues are so that you become confident of hunger signals and understand when she needs to be fed as opposed to soothed in other ways. See the tips below from the San Francisco doctors at GetzWell Pediatrics to learn more about how to determine if your newborn is ready for his or her next meal.
The question of co-sleeping comes up frequently with new parents. There’s a lot of conflicting and controversial information on the subject, so it can be difficult to decipher fact from fiction. Furthermore, there is no one-size fits all strategy in regards to sleeping arrangements. There is more than one way to save babies lives and promote the well-being of families. This is why San Francisco’s newborn care experts at GetzWell Pediatrics partner with you to understand the factors unique to your family in order to help you reach a decision about where your baby should sleep.
Your new baby will quickly rearrange your priorities. Time once spent curling up with a good book, working out, or just catching up on your favorite show is now a precious opportunity for sleep. So many of your needs end up on hold as you care for your little one.