New article, new baby rhymes! There’s literally no way I would miss out on the opportunity to hum a baby rhyme, during a mundane day. Okay, enough of irrelevant conversations. Let us now get to business.
In this article, I am going to talk about some of the healthcare tips and tricks that are mandatory for every new parent. Scrolling through this article will help you understand what’s best for your baby. Or whether you are doing things right.
The Top 5 Health Care Tips For Your New Born Baby
The process of caring for the baby starts, right from the day or time parents come to know of their existence. After waiting for 9 long months and enduring the drudgeries of pregnancy, you are now officially parents.
Embracing your little bundle of joy, you think that the hard days are gone. Well, you need a little correction; here. Your actual days of struggle start the second you head homeward, with this new member of your family.
Once at home, new parents do not have any idea of what they are doing. It is a new venture for them and it is only obvious for they, to make mistakes. Albeit, not too grave to fall under medical negligence.
Therefore, to make parenting easier here’s presenting 5 main healthcare tips for your newborn baby. Following these, even the most anxious parents will feel confident.
1. How To Deal With Jaundice & Colic Among New Borns?
Jaundice is the most common problem, persisting among newborns. This affects babies when they are 3-4 days old, & usually lasts up to 7-10 days. You might notice your baby having a hint of yellow in the eyes.
Newborns are prone to jaundice because of their immature liver; therefore, the bilirubin level of a baby’s body is much higher than an average adult. However, if it occurs within 24 hrs of birth & persists for three weeks, then it is a matter of concern.
Consult a pediatrician to deal with issues of gas and indigestion, faster.
2. Soothing A Crying Baby
Babies cannot talk; therefore, they resort to crying to seek their human rights. The human rights are, a nappy change, feeding, the baby feeling unwell, or maybe your baby simply needs to be cuddled or lulled to sleep.
The mother’s embrace can soothe a raging baby, instantly.
3. Skin Conditions
It is known to all that a newborn’s skin is much more delicate than an adult’s. Therefore, it demands special and extra attention. Newborn babies are often born with blotchy, dry, cracked, or discolored skin.
Typically, these skin conditions tend to disappear within a few weeks, as they start adjusting to the world. The birth skin gets replaced with a new layer of skin. It is during this time when babies exhibit their actual skin tone.
Understand that it is a natural process and that you do not have to apply any soap, lotion, or cream to heal it. In fact, always opt for natural homemade body scrubs and packs, to clean your baby.
One of the most common skin conditions would undoubtedly be, nappy rashes. Once your baby is regularly fed, the chances of a wet diaper will increase. This will further increase the chances of rashes and inflammations in the bowel area.
The trick is to make sure that the area is dry, and consult a doctor for adverse scenarios.
4. Do Not Get Scared By Noisy Breathing & Heavy Coughing
New-born babies tend to breathe out of their noses, not their mouths. It is because baby noses have a comparatively smaller air passage. Even a tiny amount of mucus can make breathing difficult, by making the passage even smaller.
Therefore, causing noisy breathing. It is, in fact, a normal phenomenon that usually heals with time. But do not hesitate to consult a doctor if you notice it persisting.
Another common health issue or baby characteristic is heavy coughing. It may so happen that at times when the mother is weaning her baby, the rapid flow of the milk can make a baby start coughing.
What happens when we stuff our mouths with too much food? The same logic applies here. Although, it eventually disappears but in case it persists, always consult a doctor. It might lead to serious health issues relating to the lungs or the digestive system.
5. Healthy Mothers Have Healthier Babies
Most new mothers get so invested in the baby that they forget to take care of themselves. New mothers are taught, that accepting help or asking for help is a derogatory move. It instantly marks you as an incapable mother.
Which, by the way, is not true. Just as a happy mother means a happy baby, and a healthy mother means a healthy baby. A cranky mother will also have a cranky baby. If you are well-rested and maintain a healthy diet, there’s no doubt that you will be able to deliver better food and care to your li’l one.
However, apart from having the knowledge of the right weaning technique, hygiene is also very important for new mothers. Make sure you wear clean clothes, trim your nails regularly, sanitize your hands and clothes, and take a regular shower.
“One little monkey jumping on the bed,
He fell off and bumped his head.
Mama called the Doctor and the Doctor said,
Put those monkeys straight to bed!”
With that being said I will now end my discussion. Remember, parenting is a trial-and-error procedure. Do not expect yourself to be perfect, all the time. The people telling you that, parents have to be perfect, are probably lying.
Your goal is to provide your child with proper care and build a healthy relationship with your baby. However, in case you have got some other information to share, connect with us in the comments section below.