The call could come any day, but are you prepared to care for a newborn? This webinar provides a comfortable way to learn about the basics of baby care from a registered nurse. Nicole Mayer, RMA, RN, BSN, will review feeding, formula, burping, bathing, cord care, and other practical aspects of your first weeks home, and attendees will have a chance to ask their questions.
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Corrections and Resources: During the webinar, Nurse Mayer misspoke about the age at which to start tummy time. Per the American Academy of Pediatrics’ current recommendations, children should spend 3-5 minutes twice a day on their tummies starting at birth (increase the length of tummy time as baby grows).
When discussing colic, Nurse Mayer advised parents to take breaks to relieve stress, so they do not shake the baby and “cause SIDS.” The most immediate, harmful effect of shaking a baby is Shaken Baby Syndrome, or Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma. In mentioning SIDS, Nurse Mayer intended to say “SUDI,” which is a more general term to describe the Sudden Unexpected Death of an Infant that is initially unexplained, but for which a cause (such as Pediatric Abusive Head Trauma) may eventually be determined.