Caring for baby at home

Most newborn babies spend most of their time sleeping and eating. You want to make sure that baby has a safe place to sleep and is put to sleep in a safe position.

I A safe crib will have slats no more than 2 3/8 inches apart and corner posts less than 5/8 inch high above the rails.

I Baby should sleep on a firm mattress that fits tightly in the crib, cradle or bassinet.

I Do not put pillows, comforters or other soft padded materials in the bed under the baby.

I Put healthy infants to sleep on their backs or sides.

I Keep the sides of crib raised when baby is sleeping in it.

I Try to keep sleeping newborns away from pets, other children and large overstuffed toys.

I Don't let people smoke around your baby. Your baby's lungs are delicate. Babies are not as resistant to respiratory infections as their parents.

Instructions for taking care of my baby after leaving the hospital:

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