Our life gets fulfilled when our young ones come in this world. It’s very happy moment when we become parents but being a parent for the first time is challenging too. Taking proper care of our baby and fulfilling all his/her requirements is our duty. But raising a baby for the first time might be a bit difficult due to lack of proper knowledge regarding proper care and proper development of a baby. In this article, we will know about some of the major parenting tips that are needed to take care and raise a baby properly in a satisfied way.
1) Learn to handle your baby:
The first thing we should know is to handle our little one properly. We should always keep our hands clean before touching our newborn. Babies have delicate head and neck so we should always give proper aid to their head and neck while we carry them. We should always fasten them safely in a carrier whenever we move here and there with them.
2) Create a bond with your baby:
Parents should always create a close bond with their baby. We should know the needs of our newborn and comfort them when they are restless. When the baby starts to cry we can gently pat them on their back and to cheer them up we can talk to them softly or we can even sing a song for them.
3) Nourish your baby:
Nourishing our baby with healthy food is the foremost thing we should do. Infants should be breastfed and after five to six months bottle milk and other baby foods can be given to them. Infants need 9 to 12 feedings per day. For healthy and cheerful baby we should keep on feeding them properly incorrect interval of time.
4) Make your baby take plenty of rest:
Newly born babies need lots of rest and sound sleep for their all-rounder development. Infants of 0-2 months need 10.5 to 18 hours sleep per day whereas babies of 2-12 months should sleep for at least 14-15 hours per day. Babies can grow and develop fast if they sleep soundly. We should never disturb our baby when he/she is sleeping or resting.
5) Learn to change your baby’s diaper in time:
Small babies get irritated if they have wet nappies. So, we should time and again check if their diaper is clean and dry. We can use both cloth and disposable diapers as per our choice. Babies dirty their diaper 9-10 times in a day so we should be prepared to change them time and again. We can use ointment prescribed by a doctor if any kind of diaper rash appears and we should always use clean Luke- warm water to clean and wipe our baby.
6) Keep on visiting pediatricians:
Newborns need many vaccinations for prevention of diseases and it is essential for us to visit the pediatricians time and again. If our baby gets ill and suffers from some disease than instantly we should consult the doctor. A doctor will diagnosis the problem and prescribes the medicine for our baby to get well. We should always visit pediatricians for a routine checkup to know about the physical condition of our baby.
Being a parent is absolutely a wonderful feeling of our life but along with happiness, we have to learn to nurture our baby correctly for their proper physical, mental, emotional and social development. We can nourish our baby with healthy food and take proper care of them with lots of love. The more we love and care our baby the healthier and happy baby we will have.