When your baby is born, he or she will not quite look like what they will in a few week’s time. His head could be a little squished and his body might be covered in hair called Lanugo. He could have a swollen face and their eyes are often closed and sometimes a little gooey. He did however just spend the last 9 months inside of your womb.
A new-born baby loves to be held close in the early days and cradled as this resembles your womb and comforts them.
If your baby’s umbilical cord is kept mostly dry, it will fall off sooner. If the umbilical cord does get wet, just make sure that you dry it. Surgical spirits help for babies umbilical cords.
Some new mothers are afraid of the soft spot of their new-born baby’s head, also known as the fontanel. You do not need to worry too much when combing or washing babies heads. The soft spot can handle a little bit of pressure. You will see that the soft spot can sometimes pulsate because it is covering tiny blood vessels covering their brain.
A new-born baby usually needs to eat every 3-4 hours, but if you are breastfeeding it can be tough to know exactly how much breast milk she is getting. In the early days, a baby’s weight is a good indication how much she is getting in.
At first, a baby will be all soft, but that can change. If you lay in liquid for nine months and then hit the fresh air, you would become a little bit dry too. You do not have to do anything about this, but if it does get a little bit dry, use a hypoallergenic baby lotion that does not have any fragrances. Diaper rashes might flair too, so keep bum rash cream on hand at all times.
Avoid going in the sun with your little one, and try to stay away from sick people. You can also teach siblings and friends to touch baby’s feet instead of their hands and faces.
A baby will let you know they are hungry, cold, and hot, have a dirty nappy or just want to be picked up by crying. A baby will cry when something is not right and they are not happy. This communication between your newborn and you gets difficult at first but you will get used to.
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