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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.

Breastfeeding - It's the best nutrition for babies, but doesn’t always come easily. Learn nursing tips and support services available at MultiCare, including breast pump sales and rentals

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.

Newborn Care - There is so much more to learn about babies!  Check out the newborn care tips and tricks from MultiCare's health care partner, KidsHealth.

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.