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25 September 2017
Your baby is newborn now.

Newborn: DAY 1:
All babies are born with blue eyes and the final color of their eyes may not be evident until the baby is six months old. The eyelids will probably look puffy-another consequence of the pressure effects of labor. Your baby’s focus is poorly adjusted at birth but when you hold him at about 8 in from your face, she will be able to see you and start to understand the details of your face.
The head often appears pointed or cone-shaped after a vaginal delivery. This is because the bones of the skull overlap to allow the head to be subjected to pressure and progress smoothly during the descent through the bony birth canal. Some babies are born with a thick coating of white greasy vernix caseosa, which has protected their skin from the watery environment in the womb. Dry, flaky areas of skin on the arms and legs are common. Small white spots on the face, called milia or milk spots, are very common. They are caused by blocked sebaceous glands that lubricate the skin. They will disappear quickly after delivery.
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  • My baby got her first vaccination — a dose of Hepatitis B that’s given at birth. I also scheduled my baby’s first doctor appointment.
  • Who knew poop would ever be so interesting? I’m counting my baby’s diapers to make sure she has at least 6 wet ones and 3 dirty ones every 24 hours.
  • I’m hungrier now than I was when I was pregnant! I need 300-500 extra calories if I’m breastfeeding, so I’m eating at least 2,000 calories every day.
  • We’re ready to bring baby home! I washed all the baby clothes and bedding in a hypoallergenic detergent that’s designed not to irritate baby’s sensitive skin.
  • This hospital underwear is pretty practical. I’ve bought some disposable underwear of my own and some extra-long pads to protect me during postpartum bleeding.
  • I’ve got a postpartum support belt or wrap to support my belly as I’m healing. If I had a C-section, I’ve also bought some scar healing cream with vitamin E.
  • If I plan to bottle feed, then I’ve got the right equipment. My newborn needs small, 4 oz bottles and stage 1 nipples. I’ve also got a bottle brush to keep my bottles clean.
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Keep track of your baby’s growth and your mom to-do list with this handy checklist for baby’s first year.
    There’s so much to do during baby’s first year! Keep track of your baby’s appointments and development with our WEEK-BY-WEEK BABY CHECKLIST. Each week, take a look at the list of questions and check yes or no. Then connect with other moms whose answers were similar to yours!