Mothers go through pregnancy, labour, and delivery, and on the other hand, fathers go through the phase where they have to take care of the mother day and night. After the child’s birth, now parents are ready to go home and begin life with the baby. Once home, though, you might feel like you have no idea about anything that how to take proper care of the newly born, so here are few things you should always pay attention to.
Handling a newborn: First and foremost, step to be close to a newly born is holding him. So, the baby should be handled with extra care. Parents are always close to a baby hence they should take care of the following:
- Clean Hands: Newborns don’t have a strong immune system yet, so they’re at risk for infection. Always wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer before handling your baby. Also, make sure that everyone who handles your baby has clean hands.
- Support your baby’s head and neck: Always hold and support the head when carrying your baby. Newly borns can’t handle their heads properly so parents should give this extra attention.
- Never shake your newborn: Never ever do this, whether in play or in frustration. Shaking can cause bleeding in the brain of the child. If you need to wake your infant, don’t do it by shaking — instead, tickle your baby’s feet or blow gently on a cheek.
- Securely fastened your baby before taking him outside: Make sure your baby is securely fastened into the carrier, stroller, or car seat. Newborns are fragile hence they should be pampered extra.
- Remember that your newborn is not ready for rough play: Avoid activities such as throwing your kid in the air. Try to limit any activity that could be too rough or bouncy.
Even though you may feel anxious about handling a newborn, in coming days and week you will learn everything you need to learn as a parent and you will become a super parent. You will start parenting like a pro!!
A word from SuperActive Kids:
If you still face problems dealing with your newly born and have questions or concerns, ask your doctor to recommend resources that can help you and your baby grow together. Don’t worry parenting is not an easy job, it will take the time you to learn the basics.