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Nine months of pregnancy, is really long period for mother and father both to see their baby. They feel excitement that when can they see their baby. This is really period of curiosity that how baby will look like, is she baby girl or baby boy, and many more questions arise during nine months of pregnancy. While mother touches her baby for the first time, it becomes most memorable moments in her life. It gives her feelings that she got everything in her life. After caring baby for nine months in her womb, mother need to prepare herself for tender care of her new born baby.
You need to teach everything regarding how to handle your new born baby. In hospital you will get help of nurses and doctors who care your baby. You can take their guidance for handling your baby from them. In addition, they can also guide you, how to feed the baby, how to change diaper, how to maintain her schedule for feeding or bottle-feeding, how to change her cloth, how to give bath to new born baby. There are many things you need to know for gentle care of baby. You can also get good advice from your mother or mother-in-law or any elder relatives or friends. They can guide you based on their many years experience for caring babies.
You should be very careful, and try to avoid touch your baby by anyone. Insist to wash hands before carrying your baby. It is more advisable because new born baby can get infection quickly as her resistance power is less.
While carrying baby, you should keep your hand below her head to support your baby's head and neck, which is called cradling. You should always give support to baby’s head and neck while carrying or lie baby down. You should keep one hand under his head while carrying baby.
Don’t play with your new born baby like thrown in air, or shaking her/him. This may harm your baby. If anyone plays like this, just refuse them to do such behaviors with your baby.
How to feed a newborn baby is really a question of worry for mother as she is not experienced to feed a baby. To carry baby properly and feed her/him is important task for mother. Breast milk is the best for new born baby; therefore always insist to feed your baby when she needs to have it. Breast feeding within one hour of birth will be very beneficial for health of baby. You can keep two to three hours gap if you bottle fed your baby. If you are feeding your baby, she needs more likely to have feeding compare to bottle feed. Mother’s milk contain more nutrition and very light in digest.
Bathing a new born baby is really difficult task. You should take proper care of her while bathing. Infant do not need bathing every day until the umbilical cord falls off. Take guidance from your doctor for proper care of the umbilical cord. It falls off automatically after a few days, but you need to care the umbilical cord of baby unless it will not fall off. You can take your baby for bathing on alternate day up to one month. Use warm wash cloth and good quality baby soap for gentle wash your baby. Take care of her eyes while bathing. Wrap your baby in towel soon after bathing to protect her/him from cold.
You should take proper care to change diaper of your baby for 8 to 10 times in a day. Do not keep single diaper for more than three to four hours. Apply rash cream to protect your baby from any rashes due to diaper. Use good quality wipes for your baby. You need good stock of diaper, wipes as baby cannot stop crying when she makes wet.
Choose comfortable dress for infant. You should also remember that clothes can be easily wear or remove. Snap on side or with layer can be more comfortable to dress or to remove. You should not give any stress to baby while you dress your baby. Make her/him comfortable feel.
During sleeping time of your baby, you need to give her peaceful atmosphere and do not disturb her. If she gets enough sleep and food, she will live happily. You need to understand your baby’s schedule for eating and sleeping, which is very important. Once you get aquatinted of her habits, you can take good care of her.
Remember, new born baby is like a flower, you should nourish her gently for healthy growth. Try to keep everything clean and hygienic around your baby to protect her from any infection. Your tender care and love keep your baby healthy and happy.