Newborn care: 10 reasons to worry (about which no worries)
- Newborn care: 10 reasons to worry (about which no worries)
- What do not worry
After nine months of pregnancy and childbirth all thethe complex is just beginning, especially for those who become parents for the first time.Caring for newborns - is not just a joy and pleasure, but also a lot of difficulties.Many young parents are not even sure that the right of the child to keep his hands - and that's not surprising, because the little man looks very fragile.
While you are in hospital, try to get as much information about caring for a newborn.Ask any questions you have and will occur - this is normal, and the staff should give them meaningful answers.
desirable that home with you at first were friends or relatives who already have experience in childcare.Parents feel more intuitive, but the advice of an experienced person may be irreplaceable.On the other hand, if you do not want to see on a visit a lot of friends who want to see the newborn, quietly imposes restrictions on visits.Your task - to make sure that you and your partner have a child feel as comfortable as in this period, when you're just starting to get used to the fact that the family became more.
How to take the child in his arms?
This question may seem odd, but it is very clear to those who have not had the opportunity to spend much time with newborns.Indeed, to take them in his arms is simply terrible, because they are so fragile and small.There are some simple rules to follow when taking a newborn in her arms:
- Wash your hands or wipe them with a damp cloth, before taking the child in his arms.The immune system of a newborn is still not strong enough, and it is more vulnerable to various infections than healthy adults.Insist that everyone who takes the baby in his arms, to observe this rule.
- Keep your head newborn.His muscle is not strong enough to keep your head on their own, so always keep it with his hand.
- Do not shake your baby when you play with them, or when you're angry at him.Indeed, the newborn more fragile than adults - a strong jolt, even for fun that you will not find it too much can cause bleeding in the brain and even death.If you need to wake the baby, just gently touch his cheek, or slide your finger on the sole of the foot.
Remember that the newborn is not yet ready for active entertainment, and it will not appreciate if you throw it up, circling in his arms, and so on.
How to change diapers
On average, it takes 10 newborn diapers a day, so prepare in advance for what will have to change them frequently, and not only during the day.Wash your hands every time before and after changing a diaper.To change a diaper, put the baby on his back and carefully remove the wet diaper.If you do it too fast, feeling the touch of cool air can cause regular urination.Gently wash the baby and wipe the genital area if soaked cotton balls in water.
To prevent diaper rash, use baby oil or cream.For the prevention of diaper rash and rashes are also encouraged to change diapers as soon as this becomes necessary;using diaper fabric wash their powders without dyes and flavorings;give your child some time to be without a diaper to the skin can breathe freely.If diaper rash persists for three days or more, or if the symptoms are aggravated, consult a doctor.