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Caring for Your Baby (Checklist)

Vaccinate for hepatitis B prior to hospital discharge
Once
Obtain newborn metabolic screen prior to hospital discharge
Once
Schedule baby's 1st doctor exam for 2-4 days after hospital discharge
Once
Schedule baby's well exam/vaccinations for age 2 months
Once
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What is the normal body temperature of a child and a adult?

What is the normal body temperature of a child and a adult?

98.8 Degrees F: 98.8 degrees fahrenheit (or 37 degrees celsius) is the "textbook" normal temperature. However, individuals can have slightly lower or higher normal temperatures. Also, our body temperature naturally fluctuates throughout a 24-hour period (circadian rhythm). ...Read more

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How should a child be dressed, with a normal body temperature?

What is comfortable: Kids have the same thermostats as we do. So wherever you are comfortable they will probably be fine. ...Read more

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Caring for Your Baby (Checklist)

take care of yourself
daily
Eat well
daily
Trust your gut feeling when baby is crying
daily
Talk with other mothers
daily
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Normal body temperature?

Relative term: What's normal for you might be different than other people but in general, 98.6f is consider ok. ...Read more

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My body temperature is always low, but I never feel cold. Is this normal?

My body temperature is always low, but I never feel cold. Is this normal?

LOW BODY TEMPERATURE: You did not say how low is your temp'even though 98.4 is cosidered normal bp.But some people have 1 to 1.5 degree lower than that as their normal temp and they feel fine without any symptoms and do not feel cold.Your body is used to this temp and you feel normal. ...Read more

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Caring for Your Baby (Checklist)

Change your baby's diaper often.
every other hours, while awake
Be sure the child's bottom is completely dry
daily
Avoid using perfumed products
daily
Give your baby's bottom plenty of airtime,diaper free(towel as backup)
daily
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What is the normal body temperature for a male?

What is the normal body temperature for a male?

Core temperature: Normally is 98.6 degrees f. Or 37 degrees celsius. ...Read more

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