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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.