Find out how much you know about newborns.
1. Bonding with a new baby has to be done immediately after birth. If there is any delay, the mother and child will never really bond.
2. You can expect your newborn to sleep approximately 8 to 14 hours in a 24-hour period.
3. Babies are considered premature if they weigh less than 6 pounds.
4. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that babies receive only breast milk for the first 6 months of life.
5. Babies can see clearly at a distance of 8 to 12 inches.
6. Sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) is the leading cause of death in infants between 1 month and 6 months of age.
7. When dressing your new baby, you should dress him warmer than yourself.
8. Birthmarks are rare among newborns.
9. If you pick up your baby every time he cries, you will spoil him.
10. In an emergency, the administration of CPR may be necessary. The steps for CPR in an infant are the same as they are in an adult.
11. About half of all newborns develop a yellow tinge to their skin by the third day of life. This condition, know as jaundice, is always dangerous.
12. Most babies weigh double their birth weight by the time they are 1 year old.
13. Fever may be the first sign of illness in your baby. You should call your doctor if your newborn has a temperature over 100°F.