Coping Up with New Parents on Nurturing your Child’s Life Journey
Unlocking your baby’s full potential requires rigorous care throughout their development especially if you are dealing it the first time. Indeed, with the right every child should feel tender love, proper communication, and appropriate medical attention from the infant stage and beyond.
On taking a big shift on your life, here are some ideas that parents & healthcare professionals can use during interactions with infants to optimize each child’s development.
- Picking Up & Carrying Your Baby There are various comfortable ways to carry your baby. Whatever position you may choose, always see to it that you fully support your infant’s head & neck because they can’t do it on their selves yet. You can start by laying your baby on his back & ladle him up with both arms; one should hold his bottom while the other rests comfortably against his head. Put him down across one arm with his head in the crook of your elbow and his bottom in your hand. Your other arm is now free to offer hold and tender caressing.
- Feeding your Baby – Normally New Born babies eat every three to four hours or as often as every two hours. Breastfed infants feed more regularly than those formula dependent babies because breast milk is easier to assimilate. And as your newborn nourished & grows, she will feed less often but her eating habits lengthen. Your babies also have their own way of letting you know if they are already full, since usually they will turn away from the nipple of bottle. Based on studies, healthy babies seldom become dehydrated, it’s needless to give them supplemental feedings of water. As a matter of fact, the regular intake of breast milk or formula meets all of an infant’s fluid needs for at least the first six months of their life.
- Burping Your Baby – Babies tend to ingest air during feeding, causing them to spit out or easily get irritated when they are not burped regularly. Try these three common burping methods. Using one arm, hold your baby straight against your shoulder & start softly pat his back using your other hand. Sit the baby upright on your lap, support his chest and head and pat his back. Make sure you’re making it right, or else it will be uncomfortable for your baby to eat again.
- Putting Your Baby to Sleep – There are different sleeping behaviors that our newly born can experience as they grow in age. There are babies that sleep at least 10 hours a day, on the other hand, some infants sleep as much as 21 hours daily. During their first few weeks, they can’t recognize day and night yet not until they reach four months old wherein they can start sleeping just like a normal toddler at night. To educate newborns that daytime is for playing and nighttime is for sleeping, there are proven strategies that can be utilized like turning off the lights when it’s already late at night. If your baby sleeps longer than three or four hours during the day, wake her up and play with her.
Indeed, caring for a newly born baby can be one of our life’s biggest challenges, but as they say it’s a fulfilling job everyone can face. Parents can make a tight bond while showing your little one your handcrafted care for them.