Caring for a newborn is always a challenging experience, especially when it’s your first time.
On the other hand, it is also one of the most wonderful experiences of your life.
So, here are some of the tips that will help you in taking care of your newborn.
1. Breastfeed for your Newborn
Whenever you give feed to your child make sure to get comfortable as feeding can take up to 40 minutes.
2. Diaper your newborn
Be prepared to change your baby’s diaper around 8- 10 times a day. To avoid diaper rash try to change your baby diaper as soon as possible. Always use a soap and water to wipe.
3. Give your baby “Tummy Time” every day
Some doctors say babies should get 15-20 minutes of tummy time a day. You can start with tummy time as soon as a week after the birth.
4. Care for Umbilical Cord
Baby’s umbilical cord stump will fall off within the first two weeks. Before it falls off on its own it’s important to take care.
Here’s what you should do
Firstly, stick to giving your baby sponge bath until it falls off.
Secondly, keep an eye out for signs of infection. If you see any smelly discharge or something then you should visit your doctor immediately.
5. Take your newborn to the doctor regularly
First few years are crucial for baby, it’s important to pay a frequent visit to the doctor during the first year.