Baby Health Care Tips
Welcome to the world of worry! New parents often fret over every little thing and the temptation to call the doctor for your baby's first hangnail may seem irresistible, but do your best to refrain.
Still, a little reassurance never hurt.
Before you freak out—or maybe to prevent you from freaking out—read these baby-care tips:
Make sure your medicine cabinet is well-stocked
with all the baby-care essentials you'll need to handle a cold or a fever when it happens.
Keep a list of important phone numbers by the phone—include your doctor's number, a number for your local urgent care clinic or the ER, and numbers for emergency sitters, if you have older kids.
Tape a dosage chart for baby Tylenol and Motrin inside the medicine cabinet door
to save you from having to Google your baby's weight every time you need to treat a fever
or prep for shots.
Finally, ask your doctor to review some 'when to call the doctor' symptoms with you.report abuse
They can give you great peace of mind—and might just keep the pediatrician from labeling you the "crazy lady with the baby."