Newborn Visit

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Newborn Visit

Guiding Your Child Through The Infant Year
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Find out what to expect at your newborn checkup.
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Newborn Visit

Name:____________________

Date Of Visit:____________________

Weight:____________________

Length:____________________

Head Circumference:____________________

Things the doctor will do at today's visit:

  • Ask how things are going with your new baby.
  • Examine your baby.
  • Make sure that your baby received antibiotic drops or ointment for the eyes and a vitamin K shot.
  • Make sure that your baby has a newborn screening blood test.
  • Recommend an immunization for your baby: Hepatitis B.
  • Give you an opportunity to ask questions.

Things you may want to discuss at this visit:

How you are feeling since the delivery.

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Your arrangements at home for the new baby.

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Questions or concerns about breast-feeding or bottle-feeding your baby.

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Sleep position and sleep habits.

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Hearing tests for newborns.

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How to deal with being tired or feeling sad.

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Any other concerns you have.

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Things to keep in mind:

  • Always use a car seat , backward-facing in the back seat until your baby is at least 12 months old and weighs 20 pounds.
  • Always use your own seat belt.
  • Place your baby on his back to sleep.
  • Make sure your baby's crib is safe.
  • Never leave your baby alone on changing tables, beds, sofas, chairs or other raised surfaces.
  • Set thermostat on hot water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit or below.
  • Install smoke detectors on every floor in your home and test them monthly.
  • You cannot spoil a newborn. Try to comfort your baby when he cries, by holding, rocking or cuddling him.
  • Rest whenever your baby is sleeping.
  • Realize that you may feel tired, overwhelmed or depressed.

Schedule an appointment for your baby's next visit, usually within one to two weeks after birth.

Date:____________________

Time:____________________

 

Based on health-supervision guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics and from Bright Futures, which is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, under the direction of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau.

Last updated December 2, 2011

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