Frequently Asked Questions
Newborn Parent Information
 
 
  • Never heat the bottle in the microware, always heat with warm water
  • Set hot water heater temperature control to medium
  • Do not add extra water to formula
  • Place baby on their back to sleep
  • It is appropriate to place the baby on their stomach while they are awake & under supervision in order for them to develop head control
  • Baby should be in a car seat in the back seat of the car facing backwards and never left in the car unsupervised
  • Never shake the baby
  • Do not give Tylenol until 2 months of age
  • Call office for temperatures >100.4
  • Breast fed babies should be fed every 2-3 hours during the day & every 3-4 hours at night. Formula fed babies should be fed every 3-4 hours.
  • Circumcisions should be dressed with Neosporin or Vaseline & gauze until well healed
  • The umbilical cord should be swabbed with rubbing alcohol at diaper changes until it fails off