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Newborn Care for New Parents - Overnight Newborn Care, Night Nanny

Updated: Sep 7

Newborn care for new parents can be daunting. However, there are several important steps they should take to ensure the health and well-being of their baby.

First, parents should make sure they are getting plenty of rest. Newborns require a lot of care and attention, and tired parents are at risk of making mistakes. Make sure you have a safe place for your baby to sleep. The safest place for your baby to sleep is on their back on a firm, flat mattress in a crib, cradle, or bassinet that meets current safety standards. Also ensure that the mattress is covered with a tight-fitting sheet, and remove any blankets, pillows, and stuffed animals from the sleeping area.

Second, parents should create a safe sleeping environment for their baby. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies sleep on their backs in a crib with a firm mattress and no pillows, blankets, or stuffed animals.

Parents should feed their baby on demand. Breast milk is the best source of nutrition for newborns, but formula is an acceptable alternative. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies be fed every two to three hours. Additionally, parents should keep their baby's skin clean and dry. When washing their baby, parents should use a mild, fragrance-free soap and avoid scrubbing too hard.

Finally, parents should establish a routine of regular health checkups with their baby's doctor. These checkups are important for monitoring your baby's growth and development and ensuring they are healthy and progressing as expected. New parents can also benefit from hiring overnight newborn care or, a night nanny.

Newborn care can be overwhelming for new parents, but with the right information and support, it can be manageable.

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