Did you know that your new born is not to be handled in some certain ways? Did you also know that there is a certain way a newborn baby should be carried? Check out our list of 5 do’s and don’ts for your newborn
You’ll need to be very careful while handling a newborn as they are very fragile. You don’t want to crack any of their bones while handling them so you’ll have to be calculative with the way you handle the, and remember the more you handle them, the more they get used to you. While your baby is sleeping, you can scoop under both his arms, one hand and forearm supporting both bottom and the other under his shoulders and beneath his head. While on the move, a baby carrier is advisable as babies even love being close to their parent’s body.
Babies cry in order to communicate, they can’t talk so the only way they can tell you they need a new diaper, food and the cold is only if they cry. The most annoying part is when you don’t understand why his crying. Therefore, you need to understand your baby and crying patterns so as to figure what he really wants. On most occasion however, babies cry for either food, they need a clean nappy, or probably just wants attention. Don’t ask questions like what do you want? Why are you crying? Reason being that they can’t reply you so just ensure that you study their crying patterns in order to know what they want.
From the perspective of a mom, you are feeding your child in order to provide the nutrients that is necessary for his growth. If you are not breastfeeding, you’ll need to follow some step by step instructions. Some of these tips include;
- Don’t make feeds for the purpose of later as it is recommended that you don’t store up feeds in the fridge.
- You’ll be needing a sterilizer for the bottle to keep warm
- Don’t make your baby finish a bottle. You’ll come to know the signs that they’re finished feeding themselves.
You don’t just bath a new born like the way you take your bath. You handle them with care and comfort. Ensure you teach dad some bathing and nappy changes just in case you won’t be available. For the first couple of weeks ensure you bath your newborn with warm water and wet flannel. Also, make sure the room is warm and lay baby on a clean and warm towel.
Nappies are important, they can make your newborn cry especially when they are not comfortable in it. Ensure your nappies are clean and not too tight for your newborn. Also, make sure you change nappy regularly in order to avoid rash. During the first few weeks, you’ll need to take care of cord area. There may be a little bit of cord still attached to the belly bottom or it may have come off. Either way, it still needs to be cleaned with care alongside plain water to prevent infection.