Before my daughter was born, I read everything I could about caring for an infant. Thanks to all those books and articles, I was pretty sure I'd know which end was up. But during that first sleep-deprived year, it was all I could do sometimes to keep my tiny, mysterious person fed, bathed, and diapered. In the rare moments when I was actually able to ponder the big picture, I couldn't help worrying that some small but crucial bit of information had managed to slip through the cracks. If you've ever wondered how your own baby wisdom stacks up, this is your chance to find out.
By Sharlene K. Johnson
When my baby is less than 1 month, I should call the doc if her rectal temperature hits: