New born babies have very little body fat for insulation and cannot yet
shiver so they are more vulnerable to the effects of cold.
Do not wash the baby, dry it with a clean towel and then wrap it in a blanket
or dry towel, except it’s face. Place a baby cap or a clean sock on its head,
as this is where it looses most of its heat. Lay the baby on the mother’s
chest, as the mothers heat will help to warm the baby, ensuring that the mother
is also kept warm.