Caring for your newborn

Congratulations on the upcoming arrival of your baby, and welcome to Harpeth Pediatrics!  We look forward to getting to know you and your baby. 


Babies bring great joy, but also a lot of work.  To be the best parents you can be, you must take good care of yourself.  Forget all nonessential tasks; rest when your baby sleeps.  Try to comfort the baby when he/she cries, but remember that you won’t always be successful.  This booklet is a guide to help you understand your baby and his/her needs, but keep in mind that all babies are different.  Adapt the guidelines in this book to your baby.  We will be happy to give further advice as specific questions arise.