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Online Nursery for Newborn Pictures

Nothing is sweeter or more joyful than the face of a baby. Through the online nursery, you may share newborn pictures of your precious little one.

How the Online Nursery Works

  • Only newborns whose parents have given their consent will appear on the site
  • Photos are posted approximately 24 to 48 hours after baby is discharged from the hospital
  • Moms will receive an email from Mom365* informing them that their photos have been posted
  • To see a baby, just click on the link below and search by date:
  • View the Online Nursery
  • Friends and family: You’ll need a guest access code from mom and dad

*Mom365 is a third party, unaffiliated with Hialeah Hospital.

Questions or Comments

If you have questions about your baby's photo or this service, please contact the customer helpline service of Mom365 at (800) 620-8474 or visit Mom 365.

More Information

Newborn Senses

Babies are born with all of the senses — sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch. Some of the senses are not fully developed at birth. The newborn's senses are as follows:

Sight

Over the first few months, babies may have uncoordinated eye movements and may even appear cross-eyed. Stages of eye development:
  • Babies are born with the ability to focus only at close range — about 8 to 10 inches or the distance between a mother's face to the baby in her arms.
  • Babies are able to follow or track an object in the first few weeks of life.
  • Newborns can detect light and dark but cannot see all colors. This is why many baby books and infant toys have distinct black and white patterns.
  • Focus improves over the first 2 to 3 years of life to a normal 20/20 vision.

Hearing

During pregnancy, many mothers find that the baby may kick or jump in response to loud noises and quiet with soft, soothing music. Hearing is fully developed in newborns.
  • Babies with normal hearing should startle in response to loud sounds.
  • These babies will also pay quiet attention to the mother's voice, and briefly stop moving when sound at a conversational level is begun.
  • Newborns seem to prefer a higher-pitched voice (the mother's) to a low sounding voice (males).
  • They also have the ability to tune out loud noises after hearing them several times.
  • Newborns are screened for hearing while still in the hospital.

Smell

Studies have found that newborns have a strong sense of smell. Newborns prefer the smell of their own mother, especially to her breast milk.

Taste

Babies prefer sweet tastes over sour or bitter tastes. Babies also show a strong preference for breast milk and breastfeeding, especially if they are breastfed and then offered formula or a bottle.

Touch

Babies are comforted by touch. Here are a few ways to help your baby feel secure:
  • Place a hand on the baby's abdomen, or cuddle him or her close.
  • Swaddling (wrapping snugly in a blanket) is another technique used to help babies feel secure.
  • Some mothers find their babies are comforted when "worn" in a sling or carrier.
  • Holding a baby for feedings is also important.
  • Breastfeeding ensures that a baby spends several hours in mother's arms. Although bottle feeding of breast milk may also be done.