How Do I Get Help After My Baby Comes Home?
Life changes in seconds and so does your newborn with his first cry that creates an unconditional and inexpressible smile on your face. Lifetime achievements, you see!
Care of a newborn after delivery isn't an easy job, in fact, you have to take every step carefully. Even if you want to hug your little one, you need to ensure that your surroundings are safe and sound. Baby care seeks a lot of gentle caring, affection, and seriousness. Baby needs to be well-sheltered and shielded with loads of things.
What To Do When A Baby Comes Home?
The baby care started once he stepped into his house and being a good parent, it is your responsibility to take good care of the newborn. However, taking care of a newborn is not that easy since the baby is helpless and innocent. A hectic schedule, diaper changes, and loads of other responsibilities are going to take you on.
If you've help from one of your old family members or relatives who are willing to share their experiences then it can be an added benefit to nurture your newborn at this early age. Once your baby reaches home plenty of gatherings could have happened in the form of welcome gestures, but your newborn is not ready for that. Thus, it becomes essential to take care of your sweetie at the earliest age until he is properly vaccinated.
How To Handle A Baby?
Either you've not had much interaction with your family earlier or have no experience being around a newborn. Does a cat have a tongue, aye? Let's find out how you can make things simpler.
Wash Your Hands
Well, I suggest limiting the visitors to your home after the baby comes in. You should consistently wash your hands and keep them clean. Each time you touch the baby, you take the risk of infecting him with bacteria and germs resulting in disease and difficulties for everyone around him.
If you don't know, let me remind you that small babies have not developed an immune system, so they carry a high risk of getting infections and diseases. The risk of infections in babies is at utmost risk in early childhood. In your case, you're dealing with just a newborn, which hasn't even opened his eyes to perceive the things around.
Gently wash your hands in the running water, pat dry using a towel, and then go fondle and play with your baby. The best idea could be a replacement with a sanitizer. Each time a visitor arrives, he discovers a sanitizer next to the baby and he will not mind using it. Thus, it will create high security for your baby to keep away from infections and diseases.
Avoid Shaking Hands
Well, your newborn has soft skin and bones and you wouldn't like to harm it, anyway. Shaking hands with a newborn can be very risky when it comes to new visitors every now and then. Look! Fondling a baby is caring but newborns are way too sensitive for immunity, thus, creating a gap between them is necessary.
Shaking hands could be so dangerous that it can cause death. Shaking hands quickly paces the flow of blood to the brain. A newborn brain is not yet developed to cope with such a situation, hence, bleeding initiated from the brain is not puzzling at all. Even doctors suggest evolving some good habits on how to touch, lift, and raise your baby at an early age.
- Always wake up babies securely by not shaking hands or being playful.
- Wake up babies by tickling the feet or blowing on the cheek.
- While carrying, fasten the seatbelt or use a carrier instead.
- Limit activities that may frustrate or irritate the baby.
- Don't go for rough play with the little ones.
- Never throw and hold your baby in excitement, you may harm the body.
How To Develop A Bond With Your Baby?
Developing a healthy bond with your little ones starts right after birth. Seeing your newborn, gently touching, and fondling is more than enough for the first few days. Parents can make a deep connection in just a few days by taking good care of their sweeties.
Physical closeness especially with parents plays a great role in developing a bond between the parents and their little ones. If you fall in love with your baby, then there is nothing much to do instead follow your compassionate passion. Newborn seeks unconditional love and being a good parent becomes your highest responsibility to deliver.
Psychological Tricks To Create Bond
- Cradle and stroke the babies using multiple patterns
- Create skin-to-skin contact
- Hold babies against your chest by covering your hands
- Mommies should hug quite often
Safety Tips In Skin-to-Skin Contact
- Don't use any perfume, scent, or even lotion before being around the baby.
- Avoid smoking cigarettes and alcohol beforehand.
- For each contact ensure you and your babies are in a comfortable position.
- Open your shirt in the front and lay your baby rest on your bare chest.
How To Diaper My Baby?
Not sure if you use disposable diapers or cotton cloth for your baby essentials, but your baby keeps wetting frequently all day long which is an unavoidable situation for you. Approximately, a baby's diaper needs to be changed 10 times a day and more in the winter. Still, there are guidelines to change diapers.
Keep all the diaper essentials at ease in your home.
Keep washing your hands each time you go activity with the diaper.
Wipe off any strains or substances from the back using water, cotton pads, and wipes.
Use diaper cream for rashes.
Where Should I Bathe My Baby?
Better to start with the sponge bath when your baby has no recognition of the water. You can use an infant tub or a sink to gently wash all the body parts of your baby using baby essentials. In a few days, babies started liking water and you can shift your baby for a tub bath. Bathing your newborn 2 to 3 times a week is more than fine; you should not forcibly bathe your little one.
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