You have gone through pregnancy, labor, and delivery. And now you are ready to go home and begin a new life with your newborn baby. Once you reach home, you will find that you have no idea how to take care of your newborn baby.
If you find yourself in this situation, this article might just be for you.
Getting Help After Birth:
We know that it is not always necessary to take help during this time. However, taking help from others can organize your hectic and overwhelming life changes. Talk to hospital staff members and gather all the relevant information needed to take care of a newborn child.
You can even call help from your family members, relatives, and friends. Yes, you might hold differences and might not come to the same page, but do not underestimate their baby handling experiences.
Handling A Newborn-
If you haven’t spent enough time beside newborn babies, their fragility might be a challenge at first. You might feel that you are holding them tight or too loosely. Do not worry; you are a mother, your maternal instinct will guide you perfectly.
Here are the few things that you can do to take care of your born child.
1. Wash Your Hands:
It is important that you touch your baby with washed hands. Yes, the pandemic is one reason, but the major reason is that a newborn baby has very sensitive skin. Even a speck of dust can cause itchiness or redness of the skin.
Newborn babies don’t have a strong immune system; this makes them prone to numerous infections and allergies. Hence, ensure that whoever touches your baby does that with a washed hands.
2. Support Your Baby Head & Neck:
Newborn babies have delicate skin and skeleton infrastructure. This is the reason why they feel fragile when you hold them for the first time. You might even feel that your normal hold can crush their body. Hence, you need to be careful while holding them.
Extra care needs to be taken while you are picking them up. Due to fragile Skelton infrastructure, babies are not able to keep their heads stable. Hence, whenever you lift them, ensure that you are supporting their head and neck.
3. Never Shake Your Newborn:
We have seen how parents shake their babies to make them happy. No, never do that. Shaking babies can cause internal bleeding and brain injury that can even cause death. If you want to wake your infant, you can do that by ticking them. Shaking them will only harm them in the worst ways.
4. Limit Your Action Regarding New Born:
While you are handling the infant, it is important that you limit your movement as much as possible. Newborn babies have delicate and fragile bodies. Any sudden movement can damage their body.
Even if you pick them up for a carrier, strollers, or car seat, limit any captivity that might be too rough or bouncy for the baby. You need to always remember that your baby’s body is delicate, and overly displacement activity might hurt them. You can also use a baby breathing monitor to keep your baby safe.
Till here, we have only summarised the whole activity and the things you need to do to take care of your newborn baby. However, with the given below infographics, you will get a full guide covering even the tiniest of details on how to take care of a newborn baby.
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