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Guide for the first time parents to take care of your new born baby

It is God’s blessing, when a new born or an infant comes to the world, surprising everyone with different emotions towards the baby. Once the baby is in your hands, you are ready to take care of it. We, as new parents, often look for the best ways to take good care of the baby. However, new parents lack in experience. It is good to consult the elders specially mothers. There are plenty of things to pay attention to after your baby is born. The initial days are major ups and downs. Writing down these tips, recollected my experience of what those days were like and how it can help the new parents to take care of new born and overcoming all the hurdles.

Here are some tips to follow for a less messy and tiring days :

If the baby is born in winters :

  1. The baby should be covered with soft and comfortable clothes and sweaters.
  2. Read what to dress up during winters.
  3. Layering up with clothes helps. Full sleeves footed Rompers are the best for this.
  4. Make sure the baby doesn’t choke out with the heavy and tight clothes.
  5. Wrap the baby properly in blanket. Use cotton caps to cover the head.
  6. You may also swaddle the baby. Swaddling the baby makes him feel safe and cozy as he presumes that he is still in the womb.
  7. However, there should be some way for the passage of air for the baby to breathe in fresh air to avoid suffocation.
  8. Make the room temperature cozy and comfortable.
  9. If you are using a blower, place a tub of water in the room to avoid suffocation.
  10. Massage gently for 2-3 times initially. Know how to massage you baby here.
  11. The baby can be exposed to the morning sunlight for Vitamin D.
  12. Feed every 2 hours with warm milk if it is not mother’s milk.
  13. Bathe him 2-3 times a week only. Sponge for the rest of the days properly.
  14. It is not necessary to head bathe the baby everyday. Wash his head 1-2 times a week.
  15. Keep your baby moisturised.

If the baby is born in summers :

  1. Although its summers, make your baby wear light full sleeve clothes initially.
  2. Gradually, as the baby grows make use of summer clothes.
  3. Read what to dress up during summers.
  4. Wrap the baby in soft and light weighted towels.
  5. Don’t swaddle the baby for too long.
  6. Change diapers frequently to avoid rashes.
  7. No direct exposure to fans or air conditioners.
  8. Keep the room temperature comfortable not too hot not too cold.
  9. Avoid exposure to sunlight and heat.
  10. Bathe him everyday after the doctor says. It is not necessary to head bath the baby everyday.
  11. Feed every 2 hours with luke warm milk only if it is not mother’s milk.
  12. Keep your baby moisturised.

Be regular in medicines. Consult your paediatrician for the baby’s growth rate.There are chances for the baby to get prone to diseases easily. Keep a check and don’t ignore any visible symptom.
After all, it’s your baby.

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