Newborn Care

Normal Newborns

Most newborns have some peculiar characteristics. Fortunately they are temporary. Your baby will begin to look normal by 1 to 2 weeks of age.

This discussion of these newborn characteristics is arranged by parts of the body. A few minor congenital defects that are harmless but permanent are also included. Call your healthcare provider if you have questions about your baby's appearance that this list does not address.

The Smartest Thing You Can Do For Your Baby

An infant’s brain thrives on words: Feed him/her as many as you can, as often as you can.

Preventing Sleep Problems