How to Take Care of My New Baby?
Motherhood and paternity carry a lot of responsibility, fatigue, and vigilance, and of course the awareness and knowledge in dealing with the small and gentle object that intrudes into your life to bring happiness, love, and joy.
Taking care of your baby daily life may be difficult at first but knowing and understanding some details and steps will make it easier for you. Here are the most important steps that will help you.
Cleaning hands :
Mothers should be careful to wash and clean hands before
dealing with newborns because they lack a strong immune system and are more
prone to infection.
Change your baby’s nappy :
It is very important to change the diaper of your baby regularly because urine and bacteria in the stool can cause a skin infection.
You must change the diaper before or after each meal, in addition, to the change after defecation.
Changing your baby’s diaper at night may be a concern for his sleep, it may be helpful to change it regularly if he wakes up sick or if he gets up after an hour because he is upset by his layer.
Neonatalbabies are stressed several times a day.
Peeing takes about three hours.
Most newborns sleep most of the day, except when they eat or change diapers.
It seems that some children do not sleep longer at night when they grow up.
Some children prefer to sleep on their stomachs.
Watch his breathing for a while so as not to disturb him or to have his airways closed.
If the child is sleeping immediately after being fed or sick, be careful, not to breathe too much.
Baby bath :
The baby should bathe before eating or in the morning or before going to bed until he sleeps better.
In the first two weeks before the fall of the belly button, the bath is preferable with a sponge.
Before starting the bath, make sure the room temperature is hot enough.
Wash your hands and do everything you need:
Hot water, about 104 percent, children’s bath, thermometer, soft wipes, mild soap, shampoo, gauze, cream or lotion, baby oil, powder, small nail clippers, baby comb, clean diaper, and baby clothes.
When you are breastfed, you need to be in the most comfortable and relaxed position on the first day: it may be easier for you to have your child next to you and you may prefer to breastfeed.
And sit on a chair before feeding your baby.
Try breastfeeding your baby for 10 minutes, then breastfeed for another 10 minutes.
To remind you, you can use a safety pin on your clothes to mark the side where you were breastfed last time.
This is the only way the child can express his needs:
in most cases, the child cries if he needs to change his wet diaper, he is hungry or thirsty or he is uncomfortable and at other times he cries, asking his mother to bear it.
Touch your baby’s skin with your skin :
Once the doctor has asked your child for tests, have him put
it naked on your chest, placing the baby on his mother’s body without insulation to reassure him and strengthen the relationship between you.
Give the child support to the neck and head :
The child’s head is the heaviest part of his body, he can
not control the muscles of his neck until the fourth month.
Consult your doctor :
The number of times that a doctor is consulted during the first two months of the child’s life depends on his state of health:
The first, hen the second month, he is subjected to routine tests on the child, such as its development, diet, measurement of its weight, its size and the circumference of its head.
Monitoring of vaccines :
During the child’s first months, the child receives the second dose of hepatitis B vaccine.
The first series of vaccinations, which include many vaccines, including tetanus and polio vaccines, contribute to the protection of children against serious diseases.
These vaccines cause the child side effects, usually mild, such as fever and irritability.