What to do before the delivery
Parents should get the Tdap and flu vaccines before a new baby arrives. Our doctors will guide you through the essentials you need to do before your baby's birth.
What to expect at the hospital
We'll cover the procedures and tests your baby will get after delivery, such as a hearing test, newborn screen and Hepatitis B vaccine. Find out what else you can do to help you and your little one get off to a great start.
Safety and infant CPR
Emergencies can happen, but don't worry; our tips, resources and advice will guide you on ways to keep your family safe and healthy. If you do find yourself in an emergency, you'll learn to know when your infant needs CPR and get hands-on training on how to administer CPR effectively.
If you find yourself in a situation where a baby is choking, you'll need to be able to help them. Our doctors will show you how to remove foreign bodies from an infant's mouth and how to deliver back blows and chest thrusts to a baby.
Childhood should be simple, and whenever possible, free of illness and injury. Immunizations are the safest, easiest way to protect your kids from unnecessary, and sometimes fatal, childhood diseases. Find out what vaccines your baby needs and when and where to get them.
When to follow up with your pediatrician
As a new parent, you'll probably have a lot of questions about your baby's health. What's really an emergency? Is your baby's behavior normal? Don't worry! Our pediatricians are with you every inch of the way.
Other topics discussed in Cook Children's newborn classes include:
- Basic newborn care and first aid
- Breastfeeding versus bottle feeding
- Bathroom patterns
- Sleep patterns
- Normal newborn skin care and rashes
- Circumcision care
- Umbilical cord care