ERIC Number: ED407058
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Home before You Know It = De regres en casa en un dos por tres.
Vida Health Communications, Inc., Cambridge, MA.
The arrival of a newborn requires a great deal of adjustment. Intended for new and expectant parents, this booklet and companion video provide practical advice and hands-on demonstrations of the essentials of mother and baby care, from birth to the first visit to the pediatrician. The first part of the booklet, which comes in both English- and Spanish-language versions, outlines the topics detailed in the (English- or Spanish-language) video: (1) preparation before the baby is born, including information on health insurance and benefits, choosing a doctor for the baby, and information on car seat laws and installation; (2) at the hospital, including rooming-in with the baby, and healing and hygiene; (3) transition from hospital to home, including breast care as milk comes in, emotional recovery, and adjustment tips for fathers; (4) Infant feeding, both breast and bottle-feeding; (5) daily care, including circumcision and umbilical cord care; (6) crying and sleeping, including sleep patterns and tips to soothe a crying baby; and (7) health and development, including infant temperament and settling in as a family. The remainder of the booklet offers more detailed information on related topics, such as needed clothing, cribs and other equipment; preparing older children for arrival of a sibling; recovering from a cesarean birth; exercises to help speed a new mother's recovery; returning to work after childbirth; and baby-proofing the home. A growth chart and immunization schedule as well as 12 additional references are included. (HTH)
Descriptors: Emotional Adjustment, Fathers, Infant Care, Mothers, Neonates, Parent Child Relationship, Parenting Skills, Pregnancy, Prenatal Care, Prenatal Influences
Vida Health Communications, Inc., 6 Bigelow Street, Cambridge, MA 02139 (30 minute VHS videotape and booklet, $245, quantity discounts available; booklet (by itself) is sold in units of 100 for $0.50 each).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Non-Print Media
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Vida Health Communications, Inc., Cambridge, MA.