How your baby's growing:
Because he was curled up inside your uterus until recently, your newborn baby will probably look scrunched up for a while, with his arms and legs not fully extended. He may even appear bowlegged.
Your baby will stretch out, little by little, and by the time he reaches 6 months, he'll be fully unfurled! In the meantime, as he adjusts to life outside the warm, safe confines of your womb, he may enjoy being swaddled in a light blanket.
• Learn more fascinating facts about your newborn's development.
You're a parent! How many days will it take for my milk to come in? How can I feel more competent as a new dad? Swaddling your baby Bottle-feeding basics Record and share your baby's birth story This week, reality sets in — you have a baby! He's all yours, he's home with you, and he's dependent on you for love, care, and feeding.
Video C-section recovery:
The first few days See what the first days of c-section recovery are like for one mom.
No doubt you've been reading up on what to do and how to do it. We have plenty of articles and tools to refresh your memory and teach you new tips, but here's our best advice this week: Don't try to master the art of caring for a baby all at once. Take it easy, take it slow. Your newborn is more durable than you might think. He's getting used to you as much as you and your partner are getting used to him. Like all good relationships, this one will take some time.
Hot topics this weekNewborn care and feeding
• The scoop on bathing your little one
• Our step-by-step guide to diapering
• Breastfeeding: Getting started
• How to soothe your crying baby
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* Sleepy time
• How to establish good sleep habits now
• Look up lyrics to your favorite lullabies
• Get help from other parents on teaching your baby to sleep
See all our baby sleep resources
Healing from the birth
• Recovering from a vaginal birth
• Recovering from a c-section
• How your body changes after delivery
See all our articles on recovering from childbirth
• The biggest hidden dangers for newborns
• Is your infant car seat installed correctly? Find out
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