Here Are The Things You Might Want To Know About New Born Babies
Having a new born in the house can be overwhelming especially if it is your first time as a mother. Here are some few basic but interesting things about your little one.
1. Your baby might look a little different and funny
His head was not fully developed yet and may still have been covered with fine hair called “lanugo”. He might also close his eyes most of the time but you don’t have to worry about this because it is just a normal thing for them. Maybe you are worried about his looks, but you don’t have to because in time your baby will grow into a beautiful human.
2. Give a time for umbilical cord to fall off before you give your baby a bath
It takes about 2 weeks for the umbilical cord to fall out. Make sure it is always dry for it falls off faster.
3. Do not expect reward from you baby
They say that a baby’s smile is the way to remove stress of being a mother and it is always true but do not pressure your baby to smile on you. He or she will give it to you in the right timing.
4. The soft spot can be handled
You may be one of those moms who are afraid of holding the soft spot of your baby in their head but as per doctors, it is safe to touch that spot.
5. The baby will let you know if he or she is getting the enough food
Baby needs to eat every two to three hours if you are bottle feeding. But is you are nursing, it might be hard for you to measure the amount of food you are giving to your little one. The doctors advised to always monitor the weight of your baby. This will indicate if he or she is getting enough food for proper growth.
6. Dry skin just normal for newborns
The baby’s skin is expected to be soft and silky by most of us and yes they are but things changes as they grow. Pediatrician, Laura Jana MD said that “ If you soaked yourself in a liquid for nine months and then hit the air, you’d be dry too!”.
7. Babies cry a lot because that is how they communicate
You might be annoyed with those sleepless nights because your baby is crying a lot. It is their way of communicating to you so you better try to decode what they want when they cry.
8. You don’t have to keep your baby at home forever
Go outside and catch up some vitamin D with your baby. It is good for the both of you but make sure to protect your baby from harmful bacterias including sick people and remember to never let anyone kiss your baby.
9. Learn to change diapers
Babies eat a lot and they poop a lot which is just the reality. So before you get stressed with this situation you better learn how to do the process.
10. The newborn stage is momentary
I know it is stressful having a newborn, and tiring too but always remember that this stage is not going to last forever. Remind yourself to just enjoy the moment with your little one because you’re going to miss it when he or she grew up.