Helpful Resources for Taking Care of Your Newborn
Congratulations on the birth of your child, and welcome to the Mary Bridge family. Caring for a baby in the early days can feel overwhelming, so we’ve pulled together some helpful information as you navigate parenting a newborn.
Tips and Guidelines
Car Seats - They can be confusing, so make sure your baby’s first ride home is a safe one.
Safe Sleep - Learn how to create a “safe sleep environment” for your baby, reducing the risk of SIDS and other dangers during sleep.
Immunizations - Vaccine-preventable diseases are on the rise; make sure your child’s immunizations are up to date.
Purple Crying - You knew that babies cry, but this much? Learn more about the “Period of Purple Crying” and how to comfort baby while keeping your cool.
Support Programs & Groups
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) - Find out if you qualify for WIC, which can provide healthy food, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and more.
MultiCare Mom and Baby Support Groups - Sometimes the best support comes from other new parents, experiencing the same joys and difficulties that you are. Learn more about new parent groups at MultiCare, facilitated by experienced parenting educators.
Choose a Pediatrician
Mary Bridge Pediatrics - If you still need to choose a health care provider for your baby, there's a Mary Bridge Pediatric Clinic near you.