When babies go home from the hospital nursery, everyone wants to see them. A new baby generally gets lots of callers. For a few weeks, limit your baby’s visitors, especially children. The baby needs a little time to build resistance to common infections. You don’t know who might have a sore throat, cough or other infectious condition. We suggest that you keep the baby out of large crowds for 6 to 8 weeks.
We ask that our newborn patients come for their first check-ups by 2 weeks of age. Should a problem arise before then, we’ll see your baby of course. If the hospital staff does not make an appointment for your baby’s first check-up, please call our office as soon as the baby goes home from the hospital. 215-947-1447.