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Tips for First-Time Parents

You have been through pregnancy, childbirth and childbirth and are now ready to go home and start living with your baby. When you are at home, you may feel like you have no idea what you are doing!

These tips can help even the most nervous parents who are first preparing to take care of their newborn in a minute.

Getting Help After the Birth

Consider asking for help during this period, which can be very stressful and overwhelming. While in the hospital, talk to the professionals around you. Many hospitals have feeding specialists or lactation consultants to help you begin breastfeeding or bottle feeding. Sisters are also a great resource to show you how to hold, disgrace, repack, and care for your baby.

If you need help at home, you could hire a nurse, midwife, or neighborhood teenager to help you shortly after giving birth. Your doctor or hospital can help you get information about home care and may recommend you to home health agencies.

Relatives and friends often also want to help. Even if you disagree with some things, do not reject their experiences. However, if you don't feel like being a guest or have other concerns, don't be guilty of restricting visitors

Handling a Newborn

If you haven't spent much time with a newborn, it can be scary. Here are some basic things to keep in mind:

  • Wash your hands (or use hand disinfectant) before handling your child. Newborns do not yet have a strong immune system, so they are at risk of infection. Make sure that everyone who handles your child has clean hands.
  • Support your baby's head and neck. Cradle the head when you carry the baby's head and neck. When carrying a child, hold the head and support them while carrying them in an upright position or when carrying the child. baby and support your head as you carry your baby upright or when you lay him down.
  • Never shake newborns, whether they are out of the game or frustrated. Stirring can cause bleeding into the brain and even death. If you need to wake the child, do not shake it, but click the legs or blow gently on the cheek.
  • Make sure your baby is securely attached in a baby carrier, pram or car seat.
  • Remember that your newborn is not ready for violent games, such as knocking on your knees or blowing up.

Bonding and Soothing

Bonding is arguably one of the most enjoyable parts of childcare, during a sensitive period in the early hours and first few days after birth, when parents have a deep connection with their baby. Physical proximity can support emotional connections.

In children, attachment contributes to their emotional growth, which also affects their development in other areas, such as physical growth. Another way to think about bonding is to "fall in love" with your child. Children manage to have a parent or other adult in their lives who is unconditionally loved.

Start creating a bond by holding your baby in a hug and gently tearing it into different patterns. You and your partner can also take the opportunity to be “skin to skin” by holding the baby while breastfeeding or rubbing against your skin.

Babies, especially premature babies and children with health problems, can respond to infant massage. Some types of massages can improve the bond and support the growth and development of children. Many books and videos deal with infant massage - ask your doctor for advice. But be careful: children are not as strong as adults, so massage the child gently.

Children usually love vocal sounds such as talking, babbling, singing and growling. Your child will probably also enjoy listening to music. Baby rats and music phones are other good ways to encourage your child's listening. If your little one is angry, try singing, reciting nursery rhymes and rhymes or reading aloud while joking or joking gently in the chair.

Some children may be very sensitive to touch, light or sound and may start to cry and cry, may sleep less than expected, or may turn around when someone is talking or singing with them. If this is the case with your child, keep noise and light levels slightly low.

Swaddling, is another sedative technique, which works well for some babies in the first few weeks, which parents should learn first. Proper wrapping keeps the child's hands close to the body and allows the feet to move at the same time. Not only does the wrapping keep the baby warm, but it seems to give most babies a sense of security and comfort. Here's how to swaddle a baby:

  • Unfold the receiving blanket and bend one corner slightly.
  • Place the child's face up on a blanket and head over the corner.
  • Raise the lower corner over the child's feet and pull it towards the head, tiling the fabric as it approaches the face. Be careful not to wrap it too tightly around your hips. Hips and knees should be bent and bent slightly. Folding the baby too tightly can increase the likelihood of developing hip dysplasia.
  • Children must not be wrapped after 2 months of age. At this age, some children may predominate in swimming, which increases the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

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