Once they become familiar with it, most parents are interested in skin-to-skin contact with their babies shortly after birth, even if they don't know exactly why it's so good for them and their baby. But rest assured, there is real science behind it. Learn why this practice is so important and beneficial, both to you and your baby.
Leaving the hospital with a newborn is an exciting and potentially nerve-wracking time for a new mother. This program arms you with the information you need to head home from the hospital with confidence. Get vital information about support at home, screening tests at the hospital, paperwork for your child, and other discharge information.
Find out how to take care of yourself physically and emotionally after a vaginal or cesarean delivery.
Neonatal abstinence syndrome, or NAS, is a group of health conditions a newborn has if he is exposed to opioids and certain other addictive drugs while in the womb. Experts explain what health problems a baby with NAS may have, and how to care for them.
More than three million children are hospitalized in the United States every year. Learn about ways to make the hospital stay as safe as possible. Also, your newborn's first checkup will happen in the hospital, which includes screening tests, immunizations as well as advice about the baby's care and condition.
Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director of the CDC's Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry explains what Zika is, how the virus is spread and how to best reduce your risk of infection especially if pregnant or trying to get pregnant.
Swaddling, or snugly wrapping your baby in a blanket, is a great way to comfort a newborn. But it should be done a certain way to keep your baby safe and healthy. Learn how to properly swaddle your baby, what precautions to take, and other tips from experts.
Right after your baby is born, it may seem that you are changing dirty diapers after every single feeding, especially if your baby is breastfed. However, after the first several weeks of life, the frequency of stools may dramatically decrease in some babies, leaving a parent to worry that there are too few stools. Learn more about this here.
Nothing rattles a new parent more than a baby that just won't stop crying. The good news is that new parents quickly pick up on their child's cues and what their cries are signaling most of the time. Watch these top tips for calming a crying baby to learn more.
Learn common reasons why your baby might cry, including colic, and learn several ways to comfort him.
Watch this video to understand the proper methods for getting a safe and accurate reading of your baby's temperature.
Shaken Baby Syndrome is a preventable tragedy. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and types of injuries caused by Shaken Baby Syndrome.
Watch this program to learn how to protect your baby's skin in the heat and tips to avoid heat rash.
Watch this program to learn what jaundice is, how the condition is treated and when you should call your doctor.
"Portrait of Promise" provides hope and reminds viewers that the key to preventing Shaken Baby Syndrome lies in our hands. It explains Shaken Baby Syndrome and its effect on the infant. Real life stories are shared. This program will help accommodate state teaching requirements.
We don't always think about tooth decay being a problem for babies and toddlers. But it's a common issue, and it's serious. Many babies are given bottles with sweet liquids throughout the day and night. This can weaken teeth and allow cavities to form. We call this "baby bottle tooth decay."
The idea of giving your baby the first bath can be intimidating. It's only natural at first to be worried about handling a slippery, squirming baby in water. But the process is not complicated, and many newborns enjoy a warm, calming bath. Read this to learn how to bathe your baby safely and effectively.
Learn the common childhood immunizations, a typical schedule for them, and the importance of having your baby receive them on time.
Watch this program to learn how vaccines protect your child against disease and the importance of following the recommended vaccination schedule.
Watch this video to learn what you need to do to prevent accidents and fatalities in the crib and in the car.
One of the most important jobs a new parent has is taking good care of their baby. There are so many basics to learn that sometimes safety takes a back seat. Parents will learn about co-sleeping and other sleep issues, giving medication and what to do to help prevent injuries.
Learn how to safely install a child safety seat, the safe way to put your baby to sleep, and how to give your child medication.
Providing a safe environment for your new little one starts from the moment you walk in the door. Surfaces should be clean, but make sure you are using cleaning products that are safe for baby. The air baby breathes should also be free of smoke or allergens, and carpets must be vacuumed regularly. This video will outline safe home cleaning practices and products and ways to maintain healthy air quality to ensure a clean and safe home for your baby.
Babies learn very quickly in their first year and in order for parents to ensure the home is a safe place parents must babyproof the house. This means taking a look at each room and removing or securing potential hazards. In this video we go from room to room and offer tips to make sure it's a safe place for baby to grow and explore.
Choking is one of the most common fears among new parents. Many small things a young child may try to put in his or her mouth can cause choking. It's important to be able to recognize the signs that a child is choking, and to know the proper techniques to help save them.
Learn what shaken baby syndrome is, the serious injuries it causes, and tips on how to comfort your baby while keeping them safe.
Watch demonstrations of how to install an infant car seat using both a seat belt and a LATCH system.
Watch this program to learn how to reduce the risk of SIDS and tips to create a safe sleeping environment for your baby.
Feeling overwhelmed by all the choices and advice from friends and relatives about your new baby? What to do? What to buy? The video by the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission includes safety advice for new and expectant parents on shopping for nursery products/equipment including cribs, play yards, high chairs and strollers. It also contains the latest updates on federal standards for these nursery products.
Rooming in is the practice of keeping mothers and babies together following hospital or maternity center birth. Learn how rooming in promotes breastfeeding, supports better rest for you and baby, and provides your family with a chance to bond earlier with your new addition.
Car seats are essential for keeping your baby safe on planes, trains, and automobiles. But these seats, along with infant swings, standing seats, and other infant carriers can be dangerous when used for sleep or napping. Learn what positional asphyxia is, how to position your baby to keep his airway clear when seated, and how to ensure your baby always has a safe sleep environment.
It is important for parents to understand ways to reduce the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other sleep-related causes of infant death. It is equally important for parents to share and promote safe sleep to grandparents and other trusted caregivers. The video portrays what a safe sleep environment looks like and describes other ways to reduce the risk of SIDS and other sleep-related causes of infant death.
Getting your children to eat a well-balanced diet starts right from the moment they are born. Get them off to a good start with breast milk and then help them grow by introducing healthy fruits, vegetables and meats along the way. Our program "Healthy Eating From the Start" provides an overview of how to start your child eating properly and keep them doing that throughout life.
In Part 2 of "Healthy Eating From the Start", learn more about how to start your child eating properly and keep them doing that throughout life.
Watch this program to learn about the different types of formula and how to choose the right formula for your baby.
Watch this program to learn how to properly prepare powder and liquid concentrate formula as well as how to clean feeding items.
After watching this program, the viewer should understand the developmental milestones a parent should expect to see in their baby at birth to 3 months. The series will include vision, hearing, social, and movement guidelines, as well as important signs of possible health issues.
If you're like most new parents, you're in the middle of a whirlwind of new experiences and emotions right now, just days after the arrival of your new baby. It's not uncommon for new parents to be simultaneously flooded with love and anxiety, excitement, and confusion about what's the "right" thing to do. Bundoo is here to help. While it's impossible to cover everything you need to know about your newborn, we've compiled a list of the most common questions and their answers for parents and their babies.
After watching this program, the viewer should understand the developmental milestones a parent should expect to see in their baby at 4 to 7 months, and 8 to 12 months. The series will include vision, hearing, social, and movement guidelines, as well as important signs of possible health issues.
After watching this program, the viewer should understand the developmental milestones a parent should expect to see in their baby at 8 to 12 months. The series will include vision, hearing, social, and movement guidelines, as well as important signs of possible health issues.
Two-week-old babies are little eating, sleeping, and pooping machines. But that doesn't mean incredible things aren't happening as your baby gains strength and awareness. As long as the days feel to you, the changes your baby is experiencing now are anything but gradual—over the next few weeks, a healthy and developmentally normal baby will experience a burst of progress.
Welcome to week 3! Over the last three weeks, you've likely seen your baby growing more alert and even staring at your face for longer periods, especially during feeding. You're hopefully falling into a more predictable pattern now, even if it's an exhausting one, most moms appreciate having a better idea of when their babies want to eat and sleep and when they're most alert and even the grumpiest.