Week 2


A week ago, you may have hemmed and hawed over disposables versus cloth, listening to both sides, and maybe even firmly decided on how you would diaper your baby. If you’ve decided that cloth is the way to go (we’ll cover both options in the coming weeks), that’s a highly respectable choice – but don’t be discouraged if it seems impossible right now. Your child will never again soil him or herself as often as in the first few weeks (we hope), and, believe it or not, the bowel movements will eventually dwindle down to one or two times a day, sometimes even less than that. So don’t be hard on yourself if you pick up a package of Pampers, especially if it’s the ones that change color when soiled – helpful for those diaper counts.

For more on what to look for from poops, see Baby’s Health and Well-Being: Bowel Movements.

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3 thoughts on “Caring for Your Newborn: A complete guide to the second week with your new baby

  1. Nichole Chester says:

    I notice they didn’t mention much about breast feeding. You may want to bring a pump (I have a single one that I pack) nursing pads, and nipple cream. I keep one tube of nipple cream in the bag, along with a handful of nursing pads to be on the safe side. If you are traveling… You may also want to use storage bags for milk and keep an electric bottle warmer in the car (for those times you want a break and others to feed the baby)

  2. Mrs. Kate says:

    Great post and you share good guiding tips of newborn baby care.

  3. Alexis says:

    I take issue with the point about immunizations where ou recommend “know both sides of the story” then recommend reading the literature. If you read the studies, there is only one side to the story, and that is that immunization provides the best protection against life threatening illness and is one of the major success stories of modern medicine. The SINGLE study that link immunizations to autism has since been retracted and the author admitted to fraud and falsifying results.
    This is like recommending that people know both sides of the story as to whether or not the world is round.

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