Fever; baby feels hot or is fussyTake the baby’s rectal temperature or temperature under the arm.Temperature more than 100.4.

ConcernWhat to do/normalsCall provider if...
Feeding poorly; sleeping longer than normal Newborns sleep up to 16 hours a day; take the baby’s temperature. You notice behavioral changes, the baby does not appear alert or has no energy to eat.
Breathing difficulties Occasional fast or slow breathing is normal. Flaring nostrils, labored breathing, wheezing, coughing, lips or tongue are blue or gray.
Stuffy nose Sneezing is normal if drainage is minimal or clear. Unable to sleep or feed because of stuffiness or colored mucus drainage.
Mouth Small, white round spots on the top of the roof of the mouth are normal; they are called Epstein Pearls. Redness and/or white patches on the tongue and sides of the mouth can be thrush.
Eyes Clear tears or crusty areas. Be sure to wipe the eye from the inner canthus to the outer canthus. Swelling, redness, or colored drainage.
Frequent dry diapers Newborns have fewer dry or dirty diapers in the first three days. Beyond four-five days less than six-eight wet diapers.
Diarrhea Newborns have frequent watery stools for six-12 days. Stools are all liquid, bloody, contain mucus or have an unusual odor.
Vomiting Spitting up is common. Baby is projectile vomiting or vomiting continuously.
Umbilical cord Keep the cord dry. Clean the base of the cord three-four times a day using a cotton ball with rubbing alcohol on it. Swollen, smelly, red, bleeding or if the skin around the cord is red and peeling.
Skin rash Babies can have red bumps on their face and body. This is normal and called newborn acne. Babies can have white bumps on their nose and face. This is normal and called millia. If you notice rash spreading or red and inflamed.

Source: American Academy of Pediatrics