Now you have gone through an interesting nine-month pregnancy and a gruesome delivery, it is time to take home your new bundle of joy. But wait, how do you take care of your new baby. As a new mom, challenges are bound and it important that you equip yourself with all the relevant information to help you go through this new chapter of your life.
There are quite a few tips that you can incorporate in your day to day life.
How to handle your baby
If you haven’t been around newborns, one thing you have to know is that they are fragile and it is important that you handle them with care and caution.
- Support your baby’s head; the baby has no support at this time and it is important that you support the head and neck. You are advised to hold your baby upright when you are carrying them or laying them down.
- When it comes to handling the baby, that is, feeding or changing them, it is important that you wash your hands thoroughly or sanitize them. You know, babies at this stage do not have a strong immune system and they are susceptible to infections.
- If you want to wake the baby, you are advised to blow the baby’s cheek gently or stroking their feet. Do not shake them vigorously (like you would an adult)
- It is important to remember that your baby is not ready for play just yet.
Helping children gradually integrate with the community is one of the important thing for the development and character as well as confidence formation of the children. As the children begin to be aware of the surroundings, the parents need immediately pay attention to build the sociability for their children. That is the best way for children to adapt and explore the environment surrounding them.
1. Help your child participate in group activities
You can let your children join in the classes relating to the talent or clubs at school or at the local. That would be the ideal place for children to get acquainted and interact with their peers. Also, it would help them become more extroversive which is the stepping-stone for the babies to join into the activities with the participation of many people
You can help the children participate in playing with the kids around the local or let them join in some families who have children at the same age with your babies to make the close-knit relationship. When the children see that their parents are familiar with other ones’ parents, they will follow their parents’ attitude and communication.
Most mothers are worried and bothered when their children are anorexic. Putting the efforts into preparing food for the children who can eat only a few spoons and then refuse it makes the mothers feel tired, angry and began turning out scolding child or even hit him or her.
Eating much more than usual or even becoming an epicure of the child is always the wish of the mother. Anyone wants their children to have the particular taste, not to be picky any dishes and to open to try new dishes. The eagerness to the mealtime as well as the pleasure in tasting the new dishes and then giving the comments to the parents of the children will become fun for the parents. Therefore, the discussion in the family and the planning to help children be interested in eating or at least not be picky in the future are necessary that the parents need to care. The crucial thing most parents care is how to help children to have a good sleep. This factor also plays an important role to decide whether your baby sleeps well or not. Here are some helpful ideas to help stimulate your appetite for your children.
Integration with the family’s meal
Eating with other members in the family will give your child a lot of usefulness. Let give the chance for your children to join the family’s meal. Also, let sitting at the table of the children become a natural thing in their lives. Besides, try not to complain or shout at the children. You should pay attention on creating a warm atmosphere because the psychological factors are also particularly important for the children.
For babies, a good sleep plays an extremely important role in the development of physique and mentality. A long and deep sleep will make your baby’s spirit become happy. Otherwise, if your baby has a broken sleep, he or she will become more irritable and even burst into loud wails. Therefore, you need to equip yourselves with the necessary knowledge to help your children sleep better, longer and deeper.
The importance of sleep for children.
Sleep is very important for children because it is a chance to excrete toxins as well as to get the opportunities to increase the height after a long day with many activities. According to the recent studies and statistics from many countries which have concluded that when we sleep, the body produces growth hormone more four times than awaking.
Sleeping more or less depends on the age of people. The smaller your children are, the more their need of sleeping is. When your babies grow up, their need of sleeping will gradually reduce on daytime but they will sleep mainly at night.