After the delivery bringing home a new baby also includes with an exhausting array of new responsibilities and challenges which are all about your baby care.
It is obvious that every mother will experience typical day and nights with her baby care.
How to perform your baby care:
Bringing your baby to home is his/her transition from the womb to the outside world. Baby care involves, keeping the baby close to you, keep him enclosed and warm.
Babies need to be comfortable at all time they should not be too hot or too cold. Baby care clothing should suit the outside weather and also to the temperature within the house.
If you are a breastfeeding mother it will take some time for both of you to adjust as well. If your new baby is formula fed, he will need to feed every 3 to 5 hours. If you are breastfeeding, he will need to feed more frequently.
Baby care in the first few weeks after the baby birth involves, a lot of diaper changes, especially until you get familiar with his schedule. You need to change his diaper once an hour in the very beginning and will probably need to change after feeding. You need to check frequently.
You will perform sponge baths every few days, but you should wash the baby’s bottom every day, until the umbilical cord has fallen off. Every day you should clean the baby’s hands, face, neck and bottom with a soft washcloth with warm water.
You can easily prevent the diaper rashes when the baby is ready for full bath. Too much bathing is harmful for your baby care. It dry outs his sensitive skin.
Your baby fingers and toenails will grow quickly, and they will need to be trimmed regularly for your baby care, so that you can prevent your baby scratching himself.
You will need to gently press the finger pad away from the nail and clip it with a baby nail clipper. You should do all these when your baby is sleeping so that he won’t jerk those little fingers and toes away.
You will be very busy in the very first month in your baby care. You will be busy in feeding and changing diapers form time to time so get as much help as possible from your mother or from your friend so that you can have some peace.
Tips to reduce your stress during day and night:
- Don’t spend all the time for your baby care. Take time for yourself. If you do not find time for yourself to release stress then you won’t be in a good shape to take your baby care.
- Get enough sleep as much as possible. Less sleep makes the body to break down and illness may settle in.
- Take care of your health by eating nutritious food.
- Accept help from others.