Originally published at: https://nappies.co.nz/parenting-blog/a-useful-guide-for-new-parents/
From choosing the right nappy to holding your newborn, here’s a complete guide to master you in pampering your infant. Check it out now!
Hello new parents! You are blessed with a newborn who is now a source of new happiness and hopes in your life. Besides this moment of merriment, you always feel worried about your baby; after all, you’re a first time-parents with little prior experience in pampering them. From changing nappies to burping, you might have felt like you have no idea where to start or what to do. Right? Stop stressing because we are here with a complete guide that can help even the most nervous parents feel confident about caring for a newborn in a very much good manner. So, what are you waiting for? Let’s start our guide!
New Parents : Hold Your Little Baby with Care
When your baby is first handed to you, you may be unaware of how to hold them. Newborns have the most delicate neck and the whole body is so light and soft that you only want them to be pampered in the best manner. Being a new parent, you must know how to hold your tiny and little infant correctly. Whenever you pick your child, keep your hand under their head. You must be careful of the soft spots on the head of the newborn. Give your baby a cozy and comfortable feel, keeping them closer to your chest.
New Parents : Swaddle Your Baby Correctly
Yes, it’s important! It’s a key factor to calm your baby. Let’s know how to swaddle your newborn. Fold the sheet in a diamond shape. Fold the top corner and put the baby on the sheet. Gently, wrap the corner across the baby’s chest and tuck the corner under the arms. Then, fold the leftover bottom corner of the sheet over the feet and tuck it behind the shoulders. Pull the remaining side of the sheet across the baby’s chest and tuck it underneath the baby. In this way, you can easily learn to swaddle your baby in an appropriate manner. Now you can hold your baby and make them fall asleep quicker.
New Parents : First Thirty Days are Important
The first thirty days for a newborn are very crucial. You have to take care of your child in the best possible way. From the dressing to the feeding, cutting the nails to the burping, every aspect of pampering your child is necessary. Your baby is seeing the world for the very first time, so it’s your duty to give your child a better life without compromising their health.
New Parents : Proper Infant Massage
A routine massage is essential for the baby’s muscular growth. This practice helps you to make their bones and muscles stronger, stimulates the nervous system. Before they get a baby, make sure the infants must complete one month of their life. Just lay your baby on a towel as it helps to absorb the excess oil. Start massaging with baby oil. There are no set guidelines to give your baby a successful massage. So, you can start with legs, followed by the arms and finally the baby’s back. Remember that you should never do it before or after the feed.
New Parents : Bathing
New Parents : Don’t Need to Bath the Baby Daily
Yes! When it comes to bathing a newborn, it is always recommended to give them a sponge bath because they have sensitive skin. Just go with an occasional tub bath. You don’t need to give them a daily bath. Before putting the baby into the water, you must also check the temperature and should never leave the baby alone.
The perfect baby care starts with bathing which is quite challenging for any new mum. Because you are unaware of how to bathe a baby, you can check out different videos or blogs to learn the best tips related to this task. Before you take your infant for the bath, make sure you have all the bath supplies ready. Although bathing your baby is a nice moment when a warm smile on your baby’s face calms you, at the same time, you must tackle them with the soft hands. You must use a gentle and chemical-free cleanser so that it couldn’t harm your baby’s skin.
New Parents : Nappy Changing
There is no rocket science in nappy changing. Your little one will dirty nappies about 10 times a day, so every time, you have to face this nappy challenge. You can easily accomplish this task by saying, one, two, three. All you need is a clean nappy, wipes to clean the skin and an ointment or moisturiser to avoid the redness or rash on their body.
New Parents : Choose the right nappies to avoid rash
Newborns will need an average of seven to eight nappies a day. So, choosing the right nappies is an important tip that every parent must take seriously. A right nappy has a good absorbency property with the soft shield over it to avoid any kind of rash to the baby’s skin. As we have discussed earlier the average nappies used by an infant throughout a day, you must store plenty of nappies. You should also be prepared for nappy rashes as it’s common among babies. When you see the redness, apply a safe cream on the nappy area. To avoid the rash, you must change your baby’s nappies ahead of time. This tip will surely help you to take extra care of your little one.
New Parents : Baby Wipes
New Parents : Choose the right baby products
New Parents : Skin-to-Skin Baby Bond
This is the most powerful way to say, “I care for you.” Your gentle skin to skin touch gives the baby a comfy space. You can talk with them and show your pampering nature easily. Babies love these kinds of gestures. You may find this practice a little weird, but it always works in expressing your love to your newborn in a kind manner.
We hope the above-mentioned guide is helped to pamper your baby to the fullest. Because you are a new parent, it will surely help you to keep your fears aside and take care of your baby in the best way.