The very thought of carrying her newborn baby in her lap for the first time fills the mind of a future mother. Along with this pleasant experience comes the responsibility of taking proper care of that little life. After becoming a mother for the first time, there is also fear about whether the baby will be born care of properly or not. The new mother gets nervous, thinking there should be no mistake in taking care of the baby. Baby care starts from the moment the nurse places the baby in the mother’s lap.
How to lift The newborn baby?
There is also a way to hold a newborn baby. The first rule in this is that you take the baby in your lap easily without fear. The way to have the baby is to put one hand under her neck, support the head, and gently lift and support her waist with the other hand. Keep the baby’s head snugly between your bent hand. It is the most comfortable position for the baby. If a newborn is given in the lap of a younger brother or sister, he should be asked to sit down and take it because children get very excited seeing her/ his new sister or brother.
Take care during crying
A baby crying is the biggest problem for a new mother.
A newborn baby has this natural ability to establish its communication with you only by crying. Newborns do not have enough understanding to recognize the priority of their needs. That’s why whenever they have a problem or something they dislike, they start crying.
Newborn babies usually show their protest by crying when they are hungry, when the nappy is wet, seeing a new face or hearing a unique voice, and dislikes how adults hold them in their arms. Sometimes he gets irritated even while sleeping in the same place, so he starts crying. It does not apply to every baby. Some babies do not like to move around much and start crying when someone takes them out.
Another very big reason why small babies cry is that while drinking milk, some air goes into their stomach along with it. In such a situation, there is a pain in their abdomen due to gas. This pain is called colic pain. If he is crying when you feed him, it means he is crying because of gas pain. There are some home remedies that you can try to get rid of the gas problem in a small baby. To save the baby from gas pain, make sure that there is no gap between the nipple and mouth while feeding. The air goes into the baby’s stomach from the gap in the middle. Because of this, he starts having gas pain problems.
How to change a baby’s nappy?
Babies wet the nappy a lot in the first six months. Therefore, in the early days of the newborn, his nappy should be changed by the mother every hour. If the baby is left with a wet cloth for a long time, he may be at risk of infection. If you do not want your child to get an infection, then keep lukewarm water with you while changing the nappy.
- Before changing the nappy, first, wash your hands thoroughly with soap.
- Throw away the dirty nappy and clean the baby thoroughly by dipping cotton in lukewarm water.
- Wipe the baby’s diaper area dry with a clean, cotton cloth.
- Then apply barrier cream on that area and sprinkle baby powder.
If you use a homemade diaper for your baby, use it only after washing it thoroughly with a good antiseptic. But please use disposable diapers for the baby. These two methods are very important in the early days of the newborn. It is important to keep these things in mind during baby care.