Baby Care

Congratulations! Your baby is here! Now what? Below are some tools to help you care for your new baby.

Safe Sleep

Putting your baby to sleep safely can save its life. Remember to always put baby asleep alone, on their back and in a crib. Need help finding a crib? Call 2-1-1 for local resources.

Sleep Safe

Choosing a Safe Crib

Breathing Safety

Crib Safety

Newborn Care: Getting Started

Bringing your newborn home from the hospital can be a little scary. Babies seem so delicate. You might need some practice before you feel comfortable with their daily routine. But don’t worry; here are some great how-to videos that show you the basics of caring for your newborn.

10 Tips for Easier Breastfeeding
Breastfeeding doesn’t always come naturally. Here are 10 tips for making breastfeeding easier.

How to Calm a Crying Baby
When your baby’s unhappy, everybody’s unhappy. Try these ideas for calming an upset baby.

How to Change a Diaper
Expert tips for making diaper changes easier for you, and more comfortable for your baby.

How to Mix & Store Formula
The basics of mixing formula, what equipment you need, what kind of water to use, and how to store formula safely.

How to Swaddle Your Baby
Find out why babies love to be swaddled, then see how it’s done and what blankets work best.

How to Bathe a Newborn
Ready to bathe your baby like a pro? Watch how a nurse who’s a mother of four does it.


Your Child’s First Checkup: 3 – 5 Days

Your Newborn’s Growth

Communication and Your Newborn

Newborn Development

Learning: Play and Your Newborn

Childhood Immunizations 

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