A mother goes through pregnancy, labor, and delivery to give birth child generally. After a long time (9/10 months pregnancy), a mother begins life with the new baby. Once home, she might feel like no idea what to do.
The following five essential tips can help even the most nervous first-time parents about caring for a newborn.
Learn Basic Caring Technique
Before the birth, the new parents ought to learn basic things about the newcomer baby. Experienced person can teach you how to hold, burp, change the diaper and care for your baby. Consider getting help can be very hectic and overwhelming. Sometimes, your mother, aunts, elder sisters can share their experiences during pregnancy and about feeding and nursing the baby after the birth. When you are admitted to the hospital, talk with the physicians or lactation consultants. They can help you get started nursing, breast feeding, cleaning your baby.
After going home, you may hire a baby nurse to help you for a short time after the birth. Your relatives also often want to help you. Don’t neglect their experience, tips even if you disagree on these things.
Handling your newborn baby
Before handling your baby, wash your hands or use hand sanitizer always. Newborns are at risk for infection because they don’t have a strong immune system. Also make sure that everyone has clean hands who handles your newborn baby. It’s important to support your baby’s head and neck. When carrying your little baby, cradle the head. Even when carrying the baby upright or lay down, support the soft head. Baby’s neck is very weak. They can’t control their own neck.
Never shake your newborn because it can cause bleeding in the brain. Tickle your baby’s feet or blow gently on a body to wake up your infant. Your newborn baby is not ready for rough play such as thrown in the air or jiggled on the knee.
Basics Feeding for your new baby
The newborn baby doesn’t need water at this age. Water starts at four months generally. Only breastfeeding is enough to gain nutrition for a baby. Parents are worried about while the new baby don’t take breast feed at the very beginning. So they took the wrong decision to feed outside milk. But it’s very harmful for baby. actually, breast milk is digested more quickly than cow’s milk formula which is why breastfed babies feed more frequently.
Generally it’s recommended that babies can be fed on demand. When a baby seems hungry, it may cue you by crying, putting its fingers in its mouth or make sucking noises. They usually sleeps for a long time during the day. So he/she need to be fed every 2 to 3 hours. Sometimes they need to be awakened every few hours to get enough to eat. Babies often swallow air during feedings which can make them fussy, soi burp your baby often to prevent this.
Learn basics of bathing
The first time you give your baby a bath can be a bit tricky. Sometimes the baby seems unhappy in the bath. Your newborn will need a bath – sponge bath, two or three times a week only which is enough to keep your baby clean. Bathing more than this can dry out your baby’s skin. When baby can sit up on his own, you can manage a bathtub. Make sure your baby’s genitals and bottom are clean properly. Most babies quickly learn to like bath time. After bathing the baby wants to feed breastmilk and after that she / he sleeps for a long time as well.
Learn basics of sleeping
Some parents think their baby should be sleeping relentless. A newborn baby sleeps every 3 to 5 hours a day normally. Some baby sleeps at day time and some sleeps at night. First, some newborn baby usually sleeps day time more and keep awake them at night. And some sleeps at night also. After some days a baby should be responding to the sound of course. So, make sure your room is quiet and baby feels comfortable sleeping. Remember, the baby does not know the day and night time exactly. Parents ought to make the environment for sound sleep.