Phone Numbers to Have Handy during Your Baby’s First Year

By James Gaylord, Michelle Hagen

Part of Your Baby’s First Year For Dummies Cheat Sheet

As a new parent, you’re nervous enough during your baby’s first year, and the last thing you need is to not be able to find a phone number when you need it. Make a list of key phone numbers and post it in a prominent place — or several places — so that you don’t add to your stress at a stressful time. Some of the numbers to put on your list include those for the following people and services:

  • Pediatrician

  • Local emergency room

  • Local poison control

  • Poison Control Emergency: 800-222-1222

  • Daycare/Sitter

  • Mom’s cell phone

  • Dad’s cell phone