How To Successful Get Through The Top Newborn Period?
Congratulations to you on becoming a mother! You have entered into a whole new world where a number of surprises await you. But, I would also like to warn you that the next seven days will be a lot difficult for you as a mother. So, I want you to read the following information very carefully. You must have seen movies when the main actor and actress have a baby and how dramatically their lives change in the upcoming months. This is one thing that is not just confined to movies, but it’s going to be faced by you as well. Here are some tips that you can follow to successfully get through the situation that is building up already!
Be quick to create a sleeping routine
The first thing that you need to do is build sleep patterns for the baby. Babies are quick learners, so what you teach them is going to be followed precisely. Don’t make him/her awake for too long, otherwise it will cause problems for you. Just hold the baby, feed him/her and sing a song to make him/her sleep.
Let babies distinguish between days and nights
You have to make your baby learn to differentiate day from night. You can do so by taking off the curtains in the morning and allowing the sunrays to hit the crib. You can turn on the radio or TV to make him/her know that it’s a new day. During night, you can keep everything quiet and dark.
Sleep with your baby
You don’t have to leave your little one alone in his/her room, when you can let him/her sleep with you. By doing this, you are in a better position to feed him/her, burp him/her and remove the diapers in the middle of the night. It will be less stressful for you.
Ensure comfort for your baby
You don’t have to cover your baby with multiple clothes. Just one extra layer of a comfortable cloth is good enough to keep him/her warm. You need to check his/her limbs, face and any marks on the body (if any) to select the right attire.
Make the best use of ‘the time’
You have spent two hours to feed, change, bath and dress up your baby. Now, he/she is sleeping and you’re thinking of doing the dishes. Stop right there and go to bed. You can do the dishes later on. It’s the best time to sleep because the ‘little devil’ is sleeping and it’s so quiet in the house.
Don’t freak out!
Babies cry a lot, so you can’t freak out when your little one cries his/her throat out. You need to perform a few steps to determine, what your baby exactly needs. Try to feed him/her, check his/her diapers or just check if there is anything in his/her clothes. Take a thermometer and check if she is physically OK or not. You can’t be a perfect parent from the start, so don’t worry, but just keep trying to comfort your baby as much as possible. If one thing fails, try another and I’m sure that your baby will stop crying once he/she gets the required thing.
Go to a child specialist
If your baby continues to cry despite all your efforts, then don’t waste time and immediately seek the assistance of a child specialist. Talk to your partner and fix an appointment.
Input and Output
Your baby is responding in his/her own way, try to catch the signals
Babies respond in their own specific ways, so parents need to determine the signals and react accordingly. They will turn their head to another direction when they are done eating. In the similar way, they cry when they poop in the diapers, so parents can make out that, it’s time to clean the bum. Keep an eye on the color of the poop. If it is pallet, red, black or white, then visit a paediatrician.
Keep an eye on the baby’s weight
Your baby is going to lose some weight in the first few days, but then, he/she will start gaining it. So, feed him/her in the right way, so that, the physical growth remains continuous.
Here is a list of some other important things that you need to do:
- Protect the umbilical cord, as it has the cure of more than 150 diseases that may attack and deteriorate the health of your baby.
- Get your baby all the vaccination that is required in the first week/month.
- Use soft material to clean the baby while bathing.
- Don’t take your baby to public places too often in the first month.
- Watch out for all the signals given by your baby and remember the purpose for making it. By doing this, you will get to know your baby in a much better way.
So, you need to follow these tips to make things easier for yourself and your baby.