Newborn Care Specialist

Nevada Pediatric Specialists -  - A Private Medical Practice

Nevada Pediatric Specialists

Private Medical Practices & Pediatrics located in Las Vegas, NV & Henderson, NV

Caring for a newborn baby might seem intimidating and complicated, especially if this is your first baby. With help and guidance from the team of board-certified pediatricians and nurse practitioners at Nevada Pediatric Specialists, you can care for your newborn confidently and keep up on essential treatments and services. To book an appointment for newborn care, call the office in Las Vegas or Henderson, Nevada, or use the convenient online scheduling tool today.

Newborn Care Q & A

What is newborn care?

Newborn care includes medical services and procedures dedicated to helping you maintain the health of your infant. Having a newborn can feel stressful or overwhelming at times, especially if it is your first child.

At Nevada Pediatric Specialists, the team dedicates itself to helping you through your child’s first days, weeks, and months of life. They monitor your newborn’s health with advanced services and teach you to care for your new baby at home. 

Before you give birth, you may wish to book a prenatal meet and greet at the Nevada Pediatric Specialists location nearest to you. This visit includes a tour of the office and a walk-through of available treatments and services for your new baby. During this visit, the team can answer many of your questions about the care your newborn needs. 

What does newborn care entail at home?

The team at Nevada Pediatric Specialists provides education about the needs of newborn babies. They help you learn the basics of taking care of your newborn at home, including:

  • Proper holding techniques
  • Feeding your baby
  • Bathing your baby
  • Changing diapers
  • Burping your baby
  • Soothing a crying baby
  • Baby-proofing your home

The team encourages you to ask questions and bring up concerns during your newborn’s visits. They make sure you have the tools to keep your baby healthy and happy at home as they grow.

What does newborn care entail at the office?

Nevada Pediatric Specialists provides a number of treatments and services for newborn babies, including physical exams, screenings, immunizations, and circumcisions. They can also diagnose and treat health complications affecting newborns. These include:

  • Diaper rash
  • Coughs and colds
  • Fevers
  • Cradle cap
  • Excessive crying
  • Jaundice

During your visits, you can learn to recognize the signs of health complications and discern them from normal newborn behaviors and physical features. 

When should I bring my newborn in for an appointment?

It is important to bring your newborn in for a well-child visit very soon after birth. Your newborn’s first visit to Nevada Pediatric Specialists should happen 2-5 days after you leave the hospital. Your next visit is a screening visit about two weeks after birth. 

After these initial visits, you visit regularly as your baby grows and develops. You can also bring your baby in for sick visits, which are often available as same-day appointments. The clinic also offers telemedicine appointments and an after-hours call line for your convenience. The team helps you stay on track with your newborn’s immunization schedule during their regular visits.

For more information about newborn care in the home and at the office, call Nevada Pediatric Specialists, or request an appointment online today.