Every baby is unique and differs in personality and nature. Your baby will develop their own feeding and sleeping patterns, rate of growing, and specific likes or dislikes.
Information on normal newborn behaviour and sleeping, as well as baby settling methods is provided in the factsheets below to reassure and educate you.
Your baby will be offered a series of health checks in the first few weeks of life. One of these looks for hearing loss. The hearing screen will be offered as soon as possible after birth.
Why does my baby need a hearing screen?
Being at home with your newborn can feel overwhelming so make sure you contact your community health nurse and consider joining a mother’s group for support.
The time spent with your growing child is precious and fun. Our fact sheets provide ideas on ways to enjoy your child that are educational and nurturing.