Mistakes New Parents Make

Many new parents will make mistakes.
For new parents, worrying too much over caring for an infant takes away from enjoying their first year of life.
It is normal for babies to cry.
Babies do not need to be wakened from sleep for breastfeeding.
Parents should understand the difference between spit-up and vomit.
Fevers found in infants must not be ignored and should be treated seriously.
An improperly installed car seat is dangerous and puts a baby's life at risk.
Newborns can benefit from learning good oral health habits early.
Couples should stay focused and connected in their relationship while taking care of their baby.
Parents should regulate the intensity and frequency of arguments in front of their baby.
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Reviewed by David Perlstein, MD, MBA, FAAP on Thursday, July 14, 2011

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