During your first ten days at home with your baby, some things will come very naturally, others may not. To help you get started, we've created this quick guide to basic baby navigation.
During the first 10 days knowing how to take care of the newborn baby can turn those days into fun and excitement and lead to minimal stress. JOHNSON'S® is here to help you get started with an easy list of baby care tips for new moms!
Your womb may feel fragile and gentle, but don't be afraid to touch it, treat it or hold it! In fact, studies show that babies held for more than two hours a day thrive better and cry less. No baby care guide can be complete without this important piece of advice! Know about the various benefits of baby massage.
Remember: your newborn's neck muscles are still underdeveloped, so you'll need to support her head every time you pick her up. You should also support your head against your shoulder or opposite hand as you carry it.
baby care always involves give bath to your baby, which is one of the biggest challenges for a new mother. Learn how to wash a baby and make sure all your bathing equipment is ready before it arrives so you don't have to miss a moment with your new little one. Go for gentle baby-styled cleaning, like JOHNSON'S® Baby TOP-TO-TOE® Wash. If your baby has more hair, try gentle shampoo, like JOHNSON®® Baby Shampoo. Don't be afraid to gently wash the soft spot (known as fontanels) on your baby's head.
Baby parenting tips are incomplete without instructions on how to choose the right baby products. An ideal baby product should not be hard on the baby's skin or eyes, dry the baby's skin or disrupt the skin's natural barrier. Baby product should be:
Safe, gentle, gentle: Safety is an understatement when dealing with delicate skin like your baby's. It should be expected that any product that claims to be a baby product specifically will be safe for baby skin.
The causes of allergies should be checked: Allergens are common which means that it is impossible to say that no substance is free of allergic reactions. However, in order for a product to be considered a baby product, it must be tested and proven negative by any allergic tendency. In other words it must be "easy clinical proof".
Many parents are first surprised by how much their baby diapers go through a day. To make life easier for yourself, store lots of diapers before you bring the baby home. You may also want to learn how to replace your baby's diaper ahead of time (and even exercise!).
Also, be prepared for diaper rashes because most children aged 0-2 years develop diaper rash in some way. When you see the first sign of redness, apply a safe, effective zinc oxide cream on the nappy area like a JOHNSON® baby diaper rash cream.
Most babies cry an average of two hours for the first 3 months. As shocking as it may be, it is also normal.
To comfort your baby, first try to determine the cause of your baby's discomfort. Your baby is hungry? Does she have fuel? Does her diaper need a replacement? Is it time for nap? Is your baby over-stimulated by noise, lights or activity? Lots of simple tips for taking care of a newborn baby can help you manage the situation with a minimum of panic. Your natural maternal instincts will come into play too without even noticing!
To help soothe a sleepy or overly stimulated baby, hold it on your shoulder while gently rocking. Sing or speak softly to your baby - soothe her in your calm voice. Rubbing the baby's back when you do this can also help soothe her. Try different positions to find comfortable positions for both of you.
Many healthcare professionals agree that nothing is better for your newborn baby than breast milk. Nutritionally, it is customized for your baby. Unfortunately, mothers can sometimes not breastfeed because of medical problems or other special circumstances. Consult your pediatrician on how to feed your newborn baby most effectively.
No matter how you decide to feed your baby, always make sure to hold your baby while feeding. The hug that comes with breastfeeding and feeding helps build a strong and loving relationship between you and your baby.
Your little refresh can be a great bonding experience after every bath and diaper replacement. You can use any quality powder , which protects your baby's skin from excess moisture and leaves it soft and smooth. It eliminates friction while maintaining coolness and comfort. Trust us, it's classic!