Taking Care of Baby

Now that the baby is here, you might have a lot of questions. The tips and resources below will help answer a lot of them.

Six Steps to Safe Sleep Your Baby

Use the rules below to keep your baby safe.

  1. Sleep baby ALONE
  2. Sleep baby on his BACK
  3. Sleep baby in a CRIB. ALWAYS!
  4. Put nothing in baby’s sleep area.
  5. Do not overdress baby.
  6. Do not smoke anything around baby.

Bringing Home Baby

Meet moms and dads who recently became parents too. Also get lots of information on topics that affect your baby’s health like breastfeeding, safe sleep and what to ask your pediatrician.

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Oral Health Begins at Birth

Find out how to support your child’s dental health including local resources and frequently asked questions.

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Talk. Read. Sing.

Research shows that you can impact your baby’s brain development from day one. Find out more at first5california.com.

Must-haves Leaving the Hospital

  1. Car Seat
  2. Crib
  3. Breastfeeding Info

 

Your Child’s First Teacher — You!

Preparing your child for school begins before they are even born. Things like prenatal care, breastfeeding, childcare and even bedtime stories, all shape their future. Use these tips everyday to help prepare your child for school.

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“I had twins…a boy and a girl. My girl La’Rae passed away when she was only six weeks old. It can happen to anybody at any time. I didn’t think it was going to happen to me, but it happened.”
-Mom

Six Steps to Safe Sleep Your Baby

  1. Sleep baby ALONE
  2. Sleep baby on his BACK
  3. Sleep baby in a CRIB. ALWAYS!
  4. Put nothing in baby’s sleep area.
  5. Do not overdress baby.
  6. Do not smoke anything around baby.

Find FREE resources in your community.

For safe sleep workshops and a free crib, call (916) 244-1900 or visit www.thecapcenter.org to learn more.