Caring about the newborn is obviously a challenge, but when you know some tricks and tips, it becomes easy.
Feeding Tips For Newborn
It is vital to feed the baby on time approximately every 2 to 3 hours. That means you should feed her 8-12 times in 24 hours. It is very important to only feed mother’s milk for the first first 6 months and after that you can start with liquid food items.
Please note you should never miss feeding breast milk till the age of six months as the milk contains vital nutrients and antibodies. In case breast milk is not available, feed any milk with the recommendation from a certified doctor. If you are using formula milk, your baby should get 60 to 90 ml of formula per feeding.
It is important to understand the baby’s ideal holding position in newborn care. Always ensure that you are supporting your baby’s head and neck with one hand. In case you are not doing that, there is risk of some issues with the baby necks. Neck muscles take more time to develop and become independent.
The backbone is also still growing and that is why these parts require more support. After 3 months of age, you can hold the baby without any support to head. You need to pay attention to provide support to the baby’s head and neck. This care should always be exercised when holding the baby.
Changing diapers as and when required is an important aspect of newborn care. In case your baby is getting sufficient breast milk or formula, it is natural that your baby will wet their her/his diapers at least 6 to 8 diapers in a day. Change the diaper frequently and do not let the baby be in a wet diaper for a long time. Also ensure that there is no diaper on your baby for at least 5 to 8 hours in a day. Always wearing diapers may become a reason for rashes on the baby’s body parts. While removing the diaper, wipe your baby girl from front to back rather than back to front.
Bathing And Messaging Tips
Baby requires bathing and messaging just like us. It is a bad notion to avoid bathing but always consider the weather while bathing. Use the special soaps and shampoos that are soft and do not harm the baby’s skin much. Newborn care tips also involve messaging the baby with any oil at least 3 to 4 times a day.
Follow these newborn care tips and make your baby healthy, physically, mentally and emotionally.