Newborn and Baby Health (0-12 months)

Newborn and Baby Health - 0 to 12 months

From newborn to toddler, your baby will go through a range of developmental stages in these 12 short months of transformation. Whether you're first-time parents or welcoming another bundle of joy, we're here to help you care for your baby through every stage.

Looking for more on the pediatric services provided by Hendricks Regional Health, including our Special Care Nursery and Childbirth Center?
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Please keep in mind that while this page provides information for children 0-12 months of age, it should not replace the information or delay treatment provided by your healthcare provider. If you have any questions or concerns at any time, be sure to consult with your child's pediatrician.

Caring for Your Newborn

When you bring home baby, there are a lot of things to know right away—we understand it can be a little overwhelming at first. Narrated by Beth Summers, MD, Pediatric Hospitalist at Hendricks Regional Health, this video gives parents of newborn babies a run-through of everything from belly buttons and breastfeeding to your baby's digestion.

Breastfeeding and Nutrition

Did you know posture can affect breastfeeding success and protect mom's body from injury? Read these articles to help in a successful breastfeeding experience and maintain healthy nutrition for your baby:

Infant Safety

Keeping your baby safe is a top priority, but concerns can arise even when your baby is sleeping or watching television. These articles will help parents become more aware:

Vaccinations, Illness, and Disease

Behavior and Wellness

It's no secret that babies cry, but when might it mean something more? From separation anxiety to diaper rashes, read these helpful articles to learn more about baby behaviors and wellness:

For even more good reads on raising healthy kids at every stage and age,
visit our extensive child's health resource library.