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Going Home: Caring For Your Newborn
From the team at the Mount Sinai Parenting Center, here is a 37-minute video to help you prepare for your newborn’s earliest days.
Try using "parentese," a sing-song voice with sophisticated and grammatically correct words, when talking to your baby. This is not baby talk (like gaga gugu), which doesn't promote real language.
Gentle touches and skin-to-skin contact during routines may help to soothe your baby when they are upset. Touch can also build a strong bond between you and your infant.
Feed your baby whenever they are hungry, but at least every 3 hours. Sleepy babies may need to be woken up to feed.
Safety: Safe Sleep
Your baby is safest sleeping on their back in an empty crib or bassinet.
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