Your Baby, Week 2


sleeping babyNow that you’re home and settled in with your baby, it may seem like all you do is feed, burp, and change baby’s diapers all day—and all night—long. It’s not unusual to find yourself still in your pajamas at 4 in the afternoon as dishes pile up and the phone goes unanswered.

Don’t feel obligated to have houseguests and well-wishers over if you’re not up for it. Let others take care of chores and meal preparation so you can rest and recuperate.

Right now, all you need to do is snuggle and bond with your newborn. Your baby doesn’t care if your house isn’t spotless!

Have you chosen a physician?

Your new baby will be growing and changing - have you chosen a physician to help you guide their health? Learn about choosing a pediatrician.

Caring for the umbilical cord

The umbilical cord is your baby's lifeline during pregnancy, but no longer needed once he is born. It is clamped off in the hospital, and will fall off around 2 or 3 weeks of age. Because the umbilical cord may be a place for infection to enter the baby's body, it is important to care for it properly. Learn about umbilical cord care.


Whether you decided to have your baby boy circumcised or not, it’s important to know how to care for his special needs. Find tips for caring for both circumcised and uncircumcised babies.

Baby Formula 101

Whether you choose not to breastfeed, or can't - sometimes formula is an excellent choice for baby. Learn all about baby formula with this guide.

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