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At Home with Your Baby

There are things you will want to pay attention to when you and your baby are at home together.

Diaper rash

Common causes

  • Infrequent changing of soiled diapers
  • Introduction to solid foods
  • Mother’s diet (milk products)

Prevention and treatment

  • Wash your hands before changing
  • Check diaper frequently
  • Choose mild wipes
  • Pat the area dry instead of rubbing
  • Be sure area is completely clean and dry prior to putting on a new diaper
  • Use a cream or ointment with zinc oxide
  • Try different diaper brands
  • Mother’s diet, may need to eliminate an irritant
Urine output
  • After seven (7) days of life, your baby should have at least 6-8 wet diapers in a 24-hour period
  • If your baby is receiving enough milk, infant will have adequate wet diapers
  • Your baby should nurse at least 8-12 times per day
Poopy diapers
  • After 7 days of life, babies should have at least four (4) poopy diapers a day
  • His or her stool will change from sticky, black, tarry stools to brown, then to mustard yellow color (if breastfeeding)
Cord care
  • Cleanse with soap and water once daily
  • Cord will fall off on its own
  • Watch for diaper irritation at cord site
  • Do not give your baby a bath until the umbilical cord site is completely healed
Crib safety

Make sure you put your baby to sleep on their back. Have a firm mattress with a fitted sheet and no toys, pillows, blankets, bumper pads in the crib. Keep your baby in a room near to you. Do not allow smoking around your baby or allow pets to be in the crib.

Dressing your baby

Babies have a harder time regulating their body temperature.  Remember to dress your baby in one more layer than you are wearing and to have extra clothing, blankets and bibs available.


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