HSE article for Newborns
Looking after a newborn baby is a full-time job. But you also need to look after yourself. Read tips on how to cope with tiredness and on life with a newborn.
Skin-to-skin contact helps your baby stay warm and adjust to life outside the womb. Learn about how this contact benefits you, your partner and your baby
Babies look different at birth. This is normal, but It can be surprising if your baby looks red or wrinkled. Learn about variations in a newborn's appearance.
Your newborn baby will be offered a vitamin K injection before they leave hospital. Read how safe the vaccine is for your baby and what the signs of vitamin K deficiency bleeding are
The Beutler test is a test for a condition 80 times more likely to affect the Travelling community. Your baby may get the test soon after birth. Read more about it.
Your baby's umbilical cord will be cut after birth. A small stump will remain. It will fall away after a short period. Learn how to take special care of this area.