Caring for a newborn and seeking advice? Explore essential questions and answers on feeding, sleep patterns, and overall newborn health.

Newborn Care Uncovered: Expert Answers to Essential Questions on Feeding, Sleep, and Health

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How often should I bathe my newborn?

In the early weeks, it's advisable to give your newborn a sponge bath until the umbilical cord falls off. After that, bathing your baby two to three times a week is usually enough unless they're dirty from a diaper or spit-up accident.

What is colic, and how do I soothe a colicky baby?

Colic is a condition characterized by frequent, prolonged, and intense crying or fussiness in an otherwise healthy baby. Soothing techniques can include using a pacifier, rocking, or swaddling the baby, or even using white noise.

How much should my newborn eat?

In the first few weeks, a newborn usually needs to be fed every 2-3 hours. As they grow, the frequency might decrease, but the quantity of milk intake will increase.

When will my newborn start to sleep through the night?

Every baby is unique, but most start to sleep for longer stretches by the time they're around 3-4 months old.

Why is tummy time important for my newborn?

Tummy time helps to strengthen your baby's neck, shoulder, and arm muscles. It also aids in the development of motor skills.