It may be an exciting experience but also a scary time for a mother who has just got a new baby. It will be very difficult at the beginning but you have to be sure that you can take care of your baby. Even, you will miss the experience of taking care of your newborn baby as the time fly by. Here are going to give you some important tips to take care of a newborn baby that you can apply through the growing process of your child.
The first thing that you need to consider is to change the diaper of your baby regularly every time you find that it is wet or soiled. It is also important for you to gather all the supplies that you need before you start to change the diaper. Some supplies that you will need include wipes, diapers, diaper rash cream, and a change of clothes. It is better for you to prepare all those things near your baby so that you do not have to leave her/him alone on the bed when you need them.
Secondly, it is also important for you to treat the diaper rash of your baby. It is recommended for you to use diaper rash cream substantially to the red area if your baby get red or irritated skin. You have to be very careful to treat diaper rash. If you can treat it well, it will potentially lead to infection or pain for your baby when he/she urinates.
Thirdly, it is really suggested for a mother to give her newborn baby breast milk. This is the best way to feed your newborn baby. However, if it is impossible for you to give breast milk to your baby, you can feed her/him with milk from the bottle. During the feeding, you can make eye contact and singing or talking with your baby. This will really beneficial to establish a strong bond between mother and her baby.
Fourthly, another ways to raise the strong bond between mother and her baby is by giving the baby love, snuggle, and cuddle. These will be the most fun and unforgettable part of having a baby. Just enjoy it because you will miss this moment someday.
Another way to take care of your baby is by using a baby sling. A baby will feel comfortable on the sling and he/she can be held close to you. Besides, using a baby sling can also let your hands to be free so that you still can do other activity while carrying your baby with the sling.
Furthermore, you also must give your baby a bath. In giving a bath to your baby, you have to make sure that the water is not too cold or too hot. Besides, prepare all the supplies near the place you give a bath to your baby so that you will be easier to handle it and do not have to leave your baby alone in the water.
Moreover, after several days of your newborn baby, you can get your baby to take a walk in the morning to enjoy the sunlight by using a baby stroller. The sunlight is good for your baby since it gives vitamin D that has great function for the bone development.