Your baby’s birth brings you great delight and brings up a whole new world for you. Still, you may have mixed thoughts about how your parenthood experience will grow.

Will you be able to care for the baby adequately?

It is not difficult to look after a baby; In short, it is simply an overwhelming experience that you will grow familiarized with as time passes.

While caring for your baby, you have to strictly follow a lot of ‘Dos and Don’ts’ from a parenting guide, and sometimes all you have to do is trust your maternal intuitions.

Trust your parenting abilities, and you’ll be able to meet all of your baby’s needs confidently.

Five things to consider for taking care of baby

If this is your first baby, you may be anxious. But don’t worry; we’ve compiled a list of handy tips to help you explore this new challenge.

Let’s see how to care for your baby while also enjoying parenthood.

1. Baby products

If you’re buying clothes for your baby, make sure they’re soft, stretchy, and easy to put on. Organic baby clothes give your baby more comfort. Stock up on extra normal wear and plus-size clothing since your kid will grow faster than you think.

The skin of your baby is delicate and sensitive to rashes and discomfort. You can use baby skin care products when bathing him or changing his diapers.

Strong artificial perfumes, harsh washing agents, and other unwanted additions may irritate the baby’s skin. It may cause allergies, so avoid baby care products. Consult your doctor about the perfect hypoallergenic brands to prevent skin rashes or other problems.

2. Bathing

Giving a bath to a baby is a fragile process.

After the cord stump dries and comes off, you have to give a bath to the baby minimum of 2 or 3 times each week. Whenever you take the baby for bathing, double-check that you keep all the necessary bathing things.

Bath your baby before bedtime to help them sleep better. You’ll need a baby bathtub, a washcloth, lukewarm water, baby soap, baby lotion or cream, a soft towel, clean baby clothes, and a new diaper. 

Using lukewarm water, rinse your baby’s body. Only use a small amount of soap. With the washcloth, clean the baby’s genitals, hair, scalp, face, neck, and if any dried mucus accumulated near the nose. After that, dry the baby’s skin with a gentle cloth, apply mild lotion.

3. Feeding

Your baby will only require two things during her early days: proper feedings and enough sleep.

Your baby will most likely cry for a feed every two hours or less. Prepare to provide a feed on demand. If you decide to breastfeed your baby, make sure she has enough areola inside her mouth to avoid air intake.

Learn about the benefits of comfort suckling. If you choose to use a formula, be prepared to put forth some effort. Wake your baby up and give her a feed if she sleeps for more than five hours. Keep boiled water in the flask and start preparing a fresh feed every time she needs one. Any leftovers should discard. However, avoid force-feeding.

If your baby refuses to eat, entertain them by playing, cuddling, and singing lullabies, and then try again later.

4. Diapering 

It is critical to change diapers frequently.

Suppose your baby is getting enough breast milk or formula. In that case, she should wet 6 to 8 diapers per day and have regular bowel motions. As soon as her diaper gets full, change it.

You may require to change it at least six times per day. You’ll need a changing sheet, diaper rash cream, diaper wipes, and new diapers to change a soiled diaper. Clean your baby from front to back instead of back to front to avoid getting a UTI. Allow your baby to go some hours without a diaper each day.

5. Sleeping

Newborns require around 16 hours of sleep daily in the initial two months. Usually, they take two to four-hour naps and only wake up when wet or hungry. Don’t be concerned if she doesn’t sleep as a newborn should.

Each baby is unique and owns a sleep schedule. To prevent suffocation, make sure the baby sleeps on their back. It’s also a fine idea to rotate your baby’s neck position while she’s sleeping. Flat patches on the scalp can avoid as a result of this.

Conclusion

Remember that creating a schedule is crucial; it will benefit both you and your baby in the long term. When you bring your baby home, you’ll need to take care of many things. Whether it’s your first time or not, it’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you’ll never forget. New parents have to enlist the help of relatives or friends to relax and care for themselves.

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