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.
Free postpartum nurse support - from Help Me Grow's "Family Connects" pilot project
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.