How do I leave the hospital with my newborn?

Can I leave my baby at the hospital?

To help stop mothers from abandoning their babies in unsafe locations, states have enacted safe haven laws that allow mothers to leave their unwanted babies in designated locations such as hospitals or churches without fear of being charged with a crime.

How long should I ride in the backseat with my newborn?

SO WHAT IS THE 2 HOUR RULE? Many car seat manufacturers recommend that a baby should not be in a car seat for longer than 2 hours, within a 24 hour time period.

How can I settle my newborn at home first night?

In the early weeks try settling baby in your arms:

  1. Hold your baby in your arms until they fall asleep.
  2. Use gentle rhythmic patting, rocking, stroking, talking, or softly singing before putting your baby into the cot asleep. …
  3. If your baby wakes after a baby sleep cycle you may need to re-settle.
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