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Newborn Care

The First Day of Life

Your baby's here! Find out what to expect on that special day first day of life.

What Is the Apgar Score?

The Apgar score is the very first test given to a newborn, done right after birth in the delivery or birthing room.

What to Do When Babies Cry

During the first 3 months of life, babies cry more than at any other time. Here's how to soothe them.

Why Do Newborns Need a Vitamin K Shot?

Why do newborns need a dose of vitamin K at birth? Find out what the experts have to say.

Your Child's Checkup: 3 to 5 Days

Find out what this doctor's checkup will involve a few days after your baby is born.

Your Child's Checkup: Newborn

Find out what this doctor's checkup will involve after your baby arrives.

Your Newborn's Hearing, Vision, and Other Senses

Your newborn is taking in first sights, sounds, and smells while learning to explore the world through the senses. What are your baby's responses to light, noise, and touch?