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Newborn Education and Discharge Teaching Class

Information for taking home and caring for your new arrival

Feeding and Elimination

  • Newborn Feeding

  • How to Tell if Your Baby is Getting Enough Breastmilk or Formula?

  • Burping

  • Newborn Bowel Movements


  • Safe Sleep

  • Getting Your Baby Enough Sleep

  • Creating a Bedtime Routine

  • The Witching Hour

  • Sleep Training

Bathing and Care

  • How to Bathe a Newborn

  • Washing Your Baby's Back and Tummy Time Demonstration

  • How to Wash a Newborn’s Hair

  • How to Change a Diaper

  • Care after Circumcision

  • How to Care for an Umbilical Cord

  • Your Baby's Fingernails

  • How to Get a Newborn Dressed

  • How to Swaddle a Newborn

  • How to Know if Your Baby is Too Hot or Too Cold

  • How to Take a Baby’s Temperature

  • When to Call the Pediatrician

Normal Newborn Exam

  • Your Baby's Head

  • Your Baby's Eyes

  • Your Baby's Belly

  • Newborn Breathing

  • Normal Baby Noises

  • Newborn Genitalia

  • Normal Newborn Skin

  • Helping Your Baby Stay Healthy


  • How to Soothe Your Baby

  • Responding to Your Infant’s Cues

  • Responsive Parenting

  • Parentese and Sportscasting

  • Baby Blues and Postpartum Depression