Isn’t it just sad when you can’t seem to pull out time to give to your little one? Wondering if you can do anything to ensure your baby does not fall ill, and how you can squeeze in healthy habits that do not require much of you, are all very usual worries of a parent. It doesn’t matter if you’re a dad or a mom. Not spending time with your baby is sure to make you sad. So here are a few easy tips that make having a baby a happy thing even as a busy parent.
Having A Baby Means Doing Workouts Together
Include your toddler in your workout session. You can do various activities depending on how old your child is, like allowing the baby to crawl below while doing a push-up, or asking them to copy your moves because most babies imitate easily. It could be as simple as not using a stroller for your walks with the baby. Parks are a great place to let your baby have fun, and build strength and immunity, also helps develop social interaction and environmental adjustment. Preferably, workout in the morning rather than in the evening.
Food And Hygiene – Having A Baby To Care For
Fast food is a big no-no for your infant. Do not give your children junk for meals. If you are in a hurry, feed your baby fruits or mashed veggies. Even bread baked in your house is safer than the breakfast you get outside. Avocado puree, sweet potato puree, pea puree, brown rice cereal are all healthy foods you can try. Substitute Jaggery for sugar when serving desserts, it helps in purifying the blood.
Every child is prone to illness. It is inevitable, but maintaining health helps to overcome these illnesses with ease. Washing hands with soap, a mandatory brushing, and bathing at night can help your baby stay healthy. Warm baths at night also help to rejuvenate the body and soothe the baby. Added to that, it helps them sleep better. Even if you leave your child at the daycare, the bath at night can help him stay healthy.
Pictures and colors are fascinating for babies. Although technology has taken over this job, story-telling can be very stimulating for your child and you. Parents who narrate stories to children tend to connect better with the babies and get better with explaining. Mental health is essential to babies just as much as physical health is. Stories jog the brain and help understand concepts. Neural development is also faster.
Busy parents can take care of there baby and help them grow healthy by following these simple tips and putting in a little extra bit of effort. A massage takes not more than 5 mins, before bathing the child, give it a massage with oil on your warm hands and let it stay on for 15 mins in a quiet and calm environment. Massaging helps to stimulate the blood vessels and encourages physical growth. Having a baby as a busy parent is not a bad thing to do, after all.