Having a baby is the most blessed moment in parents life also your young one needs your utmost attention and care. In this article you would find some essential tips to nurture your newborn baby.
Let’s have a look at some helpful essentials for new born baby care.
Common baby care problems include coughing, jaundice, colic ,fever , diaper rash , cradle cap and birth injuries.
Babies are so tiny and helpless that it is normal to worry about their well being. And you do have a cause for worry. Newborn baby problems cannot be ignored as babies are so delicate and need proper baby care.
Majority of the new parents crib about their sleepless nights, well once you have a baby you are not going to get full night sleep the priority should be your baby’s care.
These methods quite come handy for new parents in those sleepless nights.
Sleep when your baby sleeps
Pay proper attention if your baby is uncomfortable while sleeping , use your body warmth or rock the baby to sleep.
Babies eat and eat and eat.
Nature has blessed of providing you and your baby with the right tool, in the start it is almost definite to be harder than you have expected, from sore nipples to tough latch-ons, nursing can seem awesome.
If you want baby to eventually take a bottle, introduce it after breastfeeding is established but before the 3-month mark. Many experts say 6 to 8 weeks is good, however keep the bottle in regime every once in 3 weeks.
Try a warm compress if your breasts are engorged or you have blocked ducts. A warm wet washcloth works however a flax pillow works even better.
This proves to be a helpful essential for new born baby care
Colic is uncontrollable crying in an otherwise healthy baby.
Usually 5 months old baby are considered as colicky, provided if they cry for 3 hours in a row on 3 or more days in a week for at least two weeks.
Colic does not cause any long term harm to your babies however it is is very tough for babies and their parents to go through.
Normally babies cry when they are hungry, wet or tired, but a baby with colic cries normal than usual mostly in late afternoon or evening. baby will cry in high pitched voice in start than his normal cry if he is colicky.
Try these helpful essential for your new born in colic –
Lay him on his back in a dark, quiet room.
Swaddle him snugly in a blanket.
Lay him across your lap and gently rub his back.
Try infant massage.
Put a warm water bottle on your baby’s belly.
Have him suck on a pacifier.
Have a look at this video for more remedies on colic .
Most babies vomit small amounts from time to time, and bring up some milk when they burp. This is known as possetting and is usually nothing to worry about.
However if you notice these symptoms in your baby consult a doctor
Loss of appetite
Coughing a stuffy nose
Comforting your newborn baby
During first three months most of the babies cry for an average of 2 hours a day.
To comfort your baby first try to find out the cause of your baby’s discomfort.
Discomfort can happen due to many reasons like if the baby is hungry, have gas, needs diaper change or needs to rest
Your natural motherly instincts will also come into play without you even noticing!
To help soothe a sleepy or over-stimulated baby, hold her on your shoulder while gently rocking her. Sing or speak softly to your baby—reassure her with your calm voice. Rubbing your baby’s back as you do so can also help calm her. Try different positions to find one that’s comfortable for both of you.
These are some helpful essentials for newborn care which are to be noted for new parents.