Many parents, especially new ones, wonder if their child is "normal." A newborn's appearance and behavior seems to change so rapidly at times, that it is typical for a parent to ask questions including:
- Should my baby be doing that?
- Is his/her skin color okay?
- Is this normal or should I take my baby to the doctor?
In this section, you'll learn what physicians consider "normal" for the appearance and behavior of a newborn. Each infant is different, however, so slight variations should be expected and not cause overdue concern. If you do have questions, however, please contact your physician.
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