Take good care of yourself so you can take good care of your baby.
Plan time between pregnancies to reduce problems for you and future children. Talk to your health care provider before you get pregnant again. Learn More!
Place baby alone in crib on his/her back to sleep. Learn More!
Plan what you’ll do when stressed or frustrated.
- Gently place baby in crib
- Call a friend or family member
- Take an adult time-out in another room
- Never Shake a Baby. Shaking a baby or young child for even a short time can cause serious injury and even death.
Help your baby’s health care provider serve as a “medical home” - not a place, but an approach.
- Write your questions and take them to appointments
- Keep a file of your baby’s medical records.
- Ask about the newborn blood-spot and hearing screening results.
- Immunize on time
Keep your family healthy with good nutrition.
- Breastfeeding is good for both you and your baby. Contact the National Breastfeeding Helpline
at (800) 994-9662.
- Have your meals and snacks together at regular times. Meal time is a good way to connect with family members and eat right.
Begin good oral health habits early. Wipe your baby’s gums with a wet washcloth after every feeding.
Talk and read to your baby throughout the day. He/she will be more ready for school!
Moms helping moms! If you receive a Nebraska PRAMS survey in the mail, please complete and return it. Your answers will help us work to make Nebraska mothers and babies healthier.
Contact Nebraska’s “ Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Helpline” at (800) 862-1889 to get your baby off to a healthy start. We will answer your questions, refer you to health care if needed, and provide you with information on how to improve your chances of having a healthy baby.