Newborn care


The procedures required to take care of newborn infants immediately after their birth up to 28 days (WHO).

Alternative labels

infant care
baby care
infants care
newborn infants health care

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Newborn care is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Nurse responsible for general care: Nurses responsible for general care are in charge of promoting and restoring patients` health by providing physical and psychological support to patients, friends, and families. They also supervise assigned team members.

Optional knowledge

Newborn care is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Auxiliary nursing and midwifery vocational teacher: Auxiliary nursing and midwifery vocational teachers instruct students in their specialised field of study, auxiliary nursing and midwifery, which is predominantly practical in nature. They provide theoretical instruction in service of the practical skills and techniques the students must subsequently master. Auxiliary nursing and midwifery vocational teachers monitor the students’ progress, assist individually when necessary, and evaluate their knowledge and performance on the subject of auxiliary nursing and midwifery through assignments, tests and examinations.




  1. Newborn care – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022