What it’s like to be a newborn
I need someone to love me, feed me, hold me, and play with me.
I like to feel warm, but not hot.
Watch for these signs that I’m too warm: sweating, damp hair, flushed cheeks, heat rash, rapid breathing.
I don’t like lots of noise.
I like to be held gently and very close.
I like to sleep a lot.
I am hungry every few hours.
I may be fussy and cry a lot.
My head is large and my arms and legs are short.
When you hold me, place your arm under my neck to help support my head.
I keep my arms and legs curled up and my fists closed.
My skin may be flaky.