When a baby is born into a family, there is immense joy and a cause for celebration. A baby completes the family. When we welcome this new member into the family, special attention is paid to make every detail perfect. The care that parents give to a newborn baby is heartwarming. As parents fulfill all the necessities required, special care is also taken to protect the baby from any harm. A baby has many needs and clothes are one of the essential requirements for any baby.
Of course, your baby’s safety is your number one concern. This includes feeding the baby properly, having a safe environment for them to sleep and knowing when to call your doctor if something doesn’t seem right. Let’s start with the feeding process.
Feeding your Baby
It doesn’t matter whether you breastfeed or bottle feeds your baby. The important thing is that your newborn receives the vitamins they need to grow and be healthy although, it’s believed that breastfeeding is better for the infant provided the mother is healthy. Either way, it’s your job to make sure the infant is drinking the milk and not spitting most of it up. Keep up with how much they drink and how often you feed them and be sure you burp your baby after each feeding. If they appear to still be hungry after just being fed or if they seem hungry all the time, it’s suggested you discuss this with the pediatrician. They can advise you on what steps to take next.
Your baby should have their special bed to relax and sleep. It’s not a good idea to allow them to sleep with you in your bed because this could increase the risk of SIDS. Did you know that it’s normal for a newborn baby to sleep up to eighteen hours per day? There is usually no pattern to their sleep at first but after about six weeks this should improve and their sleeping time will start to decrease. When the baby finishes feeding, they usually get sleepy and should be allowed to rest.
Using Skincare Products
Newborns have soft, delicate skin so only use powders, lotions, and other items designed especially for babies. Other products could dry out their skin or cause a rash.
Be careful when giving your child over-the-counter medicine. It’s always a good idea to consult your baby’s doctor before giving them anything for a fever or a cough if possible. This way you will know for sure the proper dose to give. If you can’t reach the doctor, start off with a small dose to see how it affects your child before giving them more. Anytime that you’re in doubt take your newborn to see the doctor or if it’s an emergency then you can always take them to the hospital.
During the first couple of weeks, you will need to give your infant sponge baths. Use a cotton ball and alcohol to clean the umbilical cord. Once this is healed, you can start using the baby bathtub or sink to give your newborn a bath.
Create a comfortable environment
You also want to make sure that they are warm enough for the weather. It is said that you should give your baby one layer more than what you’re comfortable in for the weather. This is because they are used to warm conditions, and should become used to the weather once they become a little older. Make sure to feed them on time, and if they cry out for more then give your baby more to eat. You should make sure your baby has everything they need so they can grow up happy and healthy. Normally when you have a newborn, a lot of the way you take care of them comes to you when you have them. This is a natural instinct that many if not all parents get once they have a child.
How to take care of new baby cloths
• The care for the infant’s skin is important because it is sensitive and is far from perfect. You should not do the frequent mistake of using talcum or infant powder on the newborn’s skin. New studies show that talc and powder have particles that may irritate the lungs of your infant, some which can cause critical problems.
• Your infant’s expression does not have to be similar to those you’ll see on TV. Some could have lumps on the head; some may have puffy eyes, others will have irritations and many more surprising or rare physical characteristics. Your doctor can know best if they are normal or not.
• Since at a certain age, your little one will do a lot of activities, you can enable him to have certain water games, either in a bathtub or a small inflatable swimming pool you’ll set in the garden. Place some floating toys on the water and have him play with them while taking a bath.
• Throwing up frequently, particularly if the color is green or there’s blood present necessitates the doctor’s attention. So is irregular or variable body temperature. The breathing of your newborn that’s quicker than sixty times per minute isn’t habitual and will need to be examined by a doctor.
• After you managed to obtain a good babysitter, make sure there’s constantly something good to eat in the refrigerator to persuade him to always work for you if considered necessary. Be grateful for his work by giving him thank you cards and appreciative greetings.
It’s important that your new baby receive the care and nourishment needed to grow and be healthy. In case you may have any concerns or questions about any matter, don’t hesitate to talk with your doctor. Sometimes even experienced parents need advice from a professional.
It’s great to have that newborn baby in your arms finally but scary knowing they depend on you to take care of them for everything from feeding them to changing diapers. This can be a little overwhelming for inexperienced parents, but these tips for taking care of a newborn baby will help ease some of the tension. Keep in mind these tips are basic information on how to care for a healthy newborn without complications. They are not meant to replace instructions provided by your baby’s doctor.