Best Advice for New Parents
One of the most amazing gifts that you can receive in life s your baby and that’ll undoubtedly be one of the happiest moments of your life! Becoming parents is the dream of almost every couple, as they get an opportunity to start a whole new life with their child.
There is a saying “There will never be a day like the day your baby is born”, this quote signifies the amount of joy it brings to your life.
So, are you a brand-new member of the parenting world, and have become parents recently? If yes, then the first thing you deserve is the blessings from all your loved ones, and the second thing – the most important is a few tips on parenting that you must follow as new parents.
Becoming new parents is an adventurous as well as an exciting ride from which you cannot take an exit, as if you have to raise your baby in such a way that you are preparing him to fight with the world, no matter what comes in the way!
Best Advice for New Parents
During the pregnancy days, there are millions of tips that you will receive on how you should take care of your baby, and what are the things that you should avoid doing, but beneath listed are the 5 tips for the new parents:
HOLD YOUR BABY WITH CARE
Have you ever been surrounded by a newborn baby? Is it your first time? Well, in this case, you have to consider your baby as a delicate flower. When your baby enters into this world, he breathes faster than us, and it is highly important to make sure that there is a shield that is protecting your baby from inhaling dirt, and other infectious elements present in the atmosphere.
Another thing that you have to consider is the way you are holding your baby. Your one hand should be holding the head, whereas your other hand should be the support of your baby’s body. Baby should feel the warmth of your womb for a few days.
Whenever you are holding your baby, do not shake your legs, or walk too fast as it will shake your baby’s body too which is risky.
CHECKLIST OF MEALS
Newborn babies feel hungry after every half or 1 hour as their body digests the liquid quickly. A newborn baby does two things – sleep, and eat! In a week or two, you will understand your baby’s routine, and you can make a checklist of the meals accordingly.
Whenever you are feeding your baby, make sure you are patting the backside so that your baby can get a burp for easy digestion. Try to feed your baby from a wooden spoon, if you are facing problems in breastfeeding. It is recommended that you must avoid using sharp items to feed your kid.
DON’T PANIC WHEN YOUR TODDLER CRIES
Little ones cry a lot. They always need your love and attention. Many times, it happens such that the kids feel hungry or feel irritated either in the day time or in the middle of the night, they simply start crying.
If something similar happens with your toddler too, check the nappy or check your meal checklist. If none of this works, then try other things like take your kid for a walk, or give him a toy or something he can play with.
LET YOUR PARTNER HELP
Don’t become over-protective. Getting panic attacks at every small thing should not be the path that you walk on. If you are too tired handling your baby, you can give the responsibility to your partner, and take some rest.
Give yourself some ‘ME’ time.
DON’T FORGET YOUR SPOUSE
Being a mother is one of the beautiful feelings, but that doesn’t mean you completely ignore your better half, you can tease your husband by doing so for fun though.
Definitely, Baby makes life more beautiful, and the bond stronger. But, When the baby arrives, the new parents lock themselves with him only and forget to spend quality time with each other.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS BY NEW PARENTS
DOES MY BABY NEED A BATH EVERY DAY?
According to a study, it is not mandatory to give your baby a bath every day. Too much bathing can lead to rashes and other skin problems.
WHEN CAN I GIVE SOLID FOOD TO MY BABY?
Avoid giving solid food to your baby at least for 4- 6 months. After that consult your doctor, and do as per prescribed.
IS IT MANDATORY TO SLEEP EVERY TIME MY BABY IS ASLEEP?
No, it is not at all mandatory, but you must take care as per your schedule. At that time, your partner can take the responsibility of the kid. If you are feeling too tired, and not getting any chance to take a nap when your baby is awake then the answer to your question would be a big yes. Sleeping is important for the baby as well as the new parents.
CONCLUSION – Best Advice for New Parents
If you are new parents, then there are thousands of things that will be challenging for you but you have to pass through all of it. Do not panic.
Whenever you feel that your baby is behaving a bit weird like not eating properly, or crying a lot, you can consult your doctor.
Keep talking to your child, as the child understands actions. Tell them stories, make them laugh, and make a deep connection with your baby. When a baby doesn’t feel connected, they avoid playing with that respective person, so making a bond is very important.
All the best for this exciting journey. You’re going to enjoy it. We wish you more happiness and love, and a big congratulations again!
Best Advice for New Parents is a Guest post form Sarah Anguish who blogs at www.boorooandtiggertoo.com