Take Care of a Newborn Baby & Yourself

 Becoming a new parent can be both a stressful and exciting time. New parents want to know that their newborn's behavior is normal and have many questions. All parents wonder if they are doing what is best for their baby. Our group of pediatricians at Pediatric Associates of NYC are here to help you every step of the way.

Bonding with your newborn is extremely important during the first few months. You will spend a lot of time getting to know each other. Holding, swaddling, talking to and singing are great ways to spend time with your baby. One important thing for new parents to remember is that it is ok to ask for help. Parenting is a huge adjustment and full of challenges. Asking for help from friends & family can be a crucial step in recognizing how challenging this time in your life can be. Perhaps someone can help prepare some home cooked meals for you or drop your clothes at the dry cleaner or even watch the baby while you take a much-deserved nap. Asking for help can be hard but can make these beginning times with your baby more enjoyable.

Contact your pediatrician if you have any concerns regarding your newborn or need any resources. We are here to help provide support and guidance.