Choosing Your Child's Health Care Provider A pediatrician, family practice physician, physician's assistant, or pediatric nurse practitioner can be your baby's primary care provider. The medical specialty dealing with children is called pediatrics. Getting Ready at Home Newborns need just some basic items at first—a warm and safe place to sleep, food, clothing, and diapers. Preparing the Family Most families soon find ways to adjust to the changes that take place after a baby is born. But it is helpful to prepare some family members for what is ahead. Installing and Using Child Safety Seats and Booster Seats As part of your preparation for your new baby, you probably got an infant safety seat for the car. But do you know how to make sure it’s installed properly? And when do you switch to a child safety seat? Learn the ins and outs of safe car travel for your little one.