BEST CARING TIPS FOR NEW BORN BABIES
Taking care of new born babies,child,toddler or kid is like a blooming flower in the garden, here are few tips.
If the kids were to be given a metaphor, flowers come first to the mind. And like any blooming garden, the most critical part is the care given to the upkeep and maintenance of its plants to relish those beautiful flowers, which so stunningly take the onlooker’s breath away.
Likewise, if the parents were to be called the gardener, it so aptly expresses the relationship and importance they share in children’s life throughout. The care received by children during the early days of their life defines how they will turn out to be in the later stage of life.
Now, it’s only natural to ask the inevitable question as to what qualifies as the best care. In a nutshell, it is providing your newborn with a stable environment of love and care in a way that it aids the natural developmental process of the child. Here we are sharing a few important tips that might help to get you started:
As the baby comes out of the mother’s womb and enters a new environment, where he will gradually learn to thrive as a separate entity from the mother. The most basic need to be fulfilled is the nourishment and thankfully nature has provided the mother and baby with a wonderful connection to meet this requirement.
Everyone is well aware of the importance of breastfeeding to the newborn as it helps in numerous ways, chiefly to provide the much-needed nourishment to the baby and boost immunity, whereas it helps the mother to regulate the weight and getting the uterus to pre-pregnancy shape and size.
But the challenge is that neither of them will be naturally adept at this process, so it is perfectly alright to ask for help and learn well while under the expert supervision at the hospital itself.
The baby will typically be needed to be fed every 2-3 hours round the clock for initial few weeks, starting from the first hour of the birth. It’s alright to feed on demand but always try to strike a balance between your own and baby’s needs, as it’s needless to say that a calm head is much more capable to provide the best care.
Newborns are prone to all sorts of infections so it is best to limit the possible exposure to germs by maintaining a sterile surrounding when the baby is brought back home. Make it a habit to always wash hands before handling any baby routine, right from feeding to changing the diapers. The newborn won’t need a bath for initial few days until the naval region is healed properly, but that should not stop a nice sponge bath to ensure a good hygiene. Clipping nails is necessary to keep germs from accumulating around and also to prevent baby from scratching herself.
While changing baby’s clothes, again make sure they are fresh and clean, use of mild disinfectant is also okay while cleaning them. The diaper will only need changing once it’s wet or dirtied, so keep checking for the same. While changing make sure all the necessary supplies are handy, like a fresh diaper, warm water, and a wash cloth or wipe, ointment if needed.
All that babies do during their first few weeks in this world is follow an eat-sleep-wake cycle. But because they don’t yet have any sense of timing, it’s up to the parents to make sure they get proper rest time to aid their development phase. Parents need this more than anything else that their baby sleeps soundly without giving them nightmares. Swaddling, daytime naps, white noise, bedtime routine are a few useful tips.
One can’t stress enough to follow the recommended vaccination chart for your little one, get a hang of it while at the hospital itself and diligently follow the course to make your baby immune to a number of serious health problems.
It’s obvious for the new parents to expect visitors once the baby is announced to friends and family. While sharing your joy with them will certainly add to the family’s happiness multifold, but with it does not come without a set of challenges. So, our advice to new parents is that be straightforward with your visitors about do’s and don’ts that you expect from them, which includes visiting hours and other hygiene factors. They are your well-wishers and will surely understand your predicament.
We hope these tips help.