Medical City Healthcare - August 21, 2017

Newborn babies don't come with an instruction manual. But don't worry, we've got your back. From how to swaddle a baby to how to burp one, watch our step-by-step video guides and you'll be parenting like a boss in no time.

How to swaddle a baby.

Babies love to be swaddled. Swaddling can provide an infant with a sense of safety and security while keeping those sharp newborn nails away from her face. But sometimes, swaddling can be a bit difficult with all the squirming.

Watch as our labor and delivery expert, Whitney Pesnell, RN, newborn nursery nurse at Medical City Las Colinas, shows you how to make a nice little snuggly baby burrito using a soft, square blanket.

How to swaddle a baby using a sleep sack.

Still not getting the hang of a blanket swaddle? You may have more success with a sleep sack, which is what Medical City Dallas now uses for its newborns.

How to use a bulb syringe to clear your baby's nose or throat.

A bulb syringe is a must-have tool in your nursery arsenal and can be used if you think your baby is choking on something or has a stuffy nose. Amanda Fanning, RN, newborn nursery nurse at Medical City Arlington, takes all the fear and guesswork out of using one in this simple, straightforward video.

How to burp a baby.

Nurse Pesnell's back to show you her two favorite techniques for relieving an infant's gas pain caused by crying or feeding.

How to care for a newborn's umbilical cord.

In this video, Nurse Fanning takes you through the steps of caring for your baby's umbilical cord, from bathing to diapering and what to do if it becomes red or swollen.

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