Newborn Care

A newborn baby can feel small and fragile. Learn how to care for your newborn and find out what to do if your baby has colic, jaundice, or an umbilical hernia.

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How to Parent a Newborn During the COVID-19 Pandemic

New parents are facing additional challenges during the coronavirus pandemic while trying to care for their newborns. Here's the advice experts give to keep your baby safe and healthy.
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5 RSV Symptoms in Newborns Never to Ignore

While there's no specific medication for RSV in newborns, there are some very serious symptoms every parent should be aware of in order to avoid an emergency situation.
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The Facts on Caput Succedaneum, From Causes to Treatment

If your newborn's head appears puffy and swollen after delivery, she may be have entered the world with this common condition. Here's everything you need to know.
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Why Does My Baby Have a Conehead?

Don't worry if your baby's born with a "conehead" shape: This common condition poses no risk to an infant's cognitive development or function.
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Plastibell Circumcision: The Procedure, Side Effects, and Aftercare

The Plastibell technique is one of the most common methods of newborn circumcision. Learn more about how the procedure works, possible complications, and treatment of the circumcised penis. 
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I'm a Mom and a Rabbi: Here's the Deal with Jewish Circumcision

Rabbi Elyssa Cherney, soon-to-be mom of two, shares the meaning behind the Jewish circumcision ritual, and what you need to know if you're hosting or attending a brit milah ceremony.
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Baby Must-Haves (and Don't-Needs) for Your Registry

Shop smart for your new baby with this checklist of infant necessities, nice-to-haves, and baby items you don't need to spend money on.
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12 Things No One Ever Tells You About Babies

Dirty diapers? Yes. Sleepless nights? Of course. A pimply, pointy-headed newborn—what's up with that? Let us clue you in on the biggest surprises about little babies.
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Newborn Baby Found on Porch With Attached Umbilical Cord Has Pennsylvania Police Searching for Mom

The "adorable" hours-old girl was discovered by a neighbor, and is "doing okay" while authorities look for the person who abandoned her.