Children are blessings from above. Babies being tiny and adorable give you the impression that it is an easy job to take care of them. But taking care of newborn babies is one of the thought things to do in life. They are very tender and helpless and entirely dependent on you for everything. The following are some of the tips which will help you to take care of a baby:
Handle the baby with care:
You need to understand that the bones and muscles of the baby are not yet fully developed and thus they cannot withstand a lot of pressure. Be very careful while carrying the baby and you need to understand that the newborn baby will not be able to hold their head and thus you need to hold it while carrying them.
Never shake the baby:
All of us might be excited about the newborn baby and tend to play with it or carry it. In this process, we tend to shake the baby out of excitement and happiness. Shaking the baby will damage its brain and spinal cord and can even cause death. Thus, be very careful and never shake your baby under any circumstances.
Feeding the baby:
Babies often cry when they are hungry and as time goes by you will understand the difference between the cries for hunger and the cries for sleep. As they grow older, they tend to move their hands as an indication to show that they are hungry. Mother’s milk is one of the best things to feed your newborn baby and do not give the newborn babies anything other than mother’s milk or formula as they might choke.
Prepare for the split:
Newborn babies have a weak stomach, and thus they have a hard time in keeping the food there. So be prepared for any split. It might get a little messy, and thus you can keep a small piece of cloth ready to clean up the mess. But if your baby is forcefully spitting and if they are not gaining weight then you might want to visit the doctor.
Burp the baby:
Babies tend to take a lot of air into their stomach while they are eating and thus it will make them feel uncomfortable and cranky. To help them bring out the air, you need to burp them. You can burp the baby by slightly patting on the babies back as this will help in releasing the air.
Keep the baby clean:
You need to know when to change the diaper. Check the diaper for every two hours and change it whenever it gets soiled. Do not leave your baby in a dirty diaper for a long time as it will cause health problems and leave the baby with a rash. As babies do not sweat very often like us, adults, you need not bathe them often. Always be near them and never leave them unattended when they are near water.