Newborn Body Temperature

Newborn body temperature is between 97 to 100 degrees Fahrenheit or 36.1 to 37.8 degrees Celsius. Keeping your newborn between 97.7 to 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit or 36.5 to 37.5 degrees Celsius is optimal.

Keeping your newborn’s body temperature normal is important. If your baby is too warm or too cold she will burn calories to regulate her temperature; these are calories that she needs to use for growth and brain development. Continue reading

Newborn Baby Sounds

Should my newborn baby hiccup? Yes! It is very common sound newborn babies make. They actually start hiccuping in the womb. Hiccups do not bother the newborn and they do not need to be stopped.

Should my newborn baby sneeze? Yes sneezing is a common newborn baby sound! It does not mean that your baby is sick or cold. Babies sneeze to clear their nostrils, since they can’t pick their nose or blow it with a tissue, they have to sneeze.

Should my newborn baby sound congested? Newborns sound congested or “whistle” through their nose often because their nasal passages are very narrow. If fluid has come out their nose (saliva, breast milk, amniotic fluid after birth) newborns can sound congested. This can be normal. If your baby is having difficultly breathing (rapid heart rate: greater than sixty breaths per minutes, nasal flaring, a non-pink color) let the nurse know if you are still in the hospital or call your pediatrician.