5 CHILD CARE TIPS FOR YOUNG MOTHERS

01 March 17

Experiencing the miracle of child birth and beauty of motherhood for the first time? The ecstasy accompanied by jitters is understandable. Which is why, we’re here with a set of 7 simple mother and child care tips that will guide you through this magical phase.

Breastfeed immediately

The yellowish colostrum which comes as a precursor to breast milk is packed with immunity-boosting nutrients. Make sure you feed it to your baby. Also ensure no one feeds him anything else at all.

Breast milk does wonders over the months, building your baby’s strength. Holding your little one close stimulates his senses and develops in him a feeling of security.

Sleep away

New-borns are said to sleep for about 16 hours every day. But that happens in short bursts which means you need to give up the idea of a full night’s sleep. Share the load with your partner. Take turns nursing the baby overnight, so you both manage to get some rest.

  • Change your baby’s diaper frequently
  • Apply a cream with zinc oxide as it will protect his sensitive skin from rash
  • Let him go un-diapered for parts of the day so the delicate skin can air

Diapering ways

Don’t get your baby any shoes until he can walk. Socks, absolutely! But shoes, no. Also remember, babies cannot regulate their body temperature until they’re about 6 months old so dress them up accordingly.

Happy feet

Don’t get your baby any shoes until he can walk. Socks, absolutely! But shoes, no. Also remember, babies cannot regulate their body temperature until they’re about 6 months old so dress them up accordingly.

Calm down!

We know how overwhelming motherhood can be, especially for the first time. But you really need to keep your calm, for the sake of your baby and yourself! The child can sense your anxiety. Stop obsessing over his spitting up, vomiting, bowel movements and sleep. Babies are far more resilient than we believe.

The importance of mother and child care cannot be underestimated but above everything else, you must enjoy watching your baby grow. Soak in every moment of this wonderful time!


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