Baby Care Tips Every Mother Needs to KnowBaby care is something you never need to worry about. Only you need to learn a few tricks on how to feed the baby, how to get him to sleep and how to sooth him if he starts crying. Once you get a bit of training on these topics you never need to think much about it. The most important part of baby care is how to feed your little bundle of joy. If you are going to breast feed your baby, just follow the instructions you get while you are in the hospital.
When you come home, if your baby refuses to feed himself with breast milk, meet the nurse who trained you on breast feeding and ask her for advice. There are a few reasons for a baby to refuse suckling the breast of his mother.
The next most difficult thing you will encounter is the changing of diapers. However, the modern diapers are easier to manage no matter whether they are disposable ones or reusable ones made out of cloth. The most important thing with changing diapers of a baby is to have your diapers, wipes and ointments ready at hand when you are going to change them. There are many resources from where you could learn the proper procedure of changing diapers in case you come across a problem situation.
Bathing the baby is the next tough job on which you need to train yourself. Bathing time is enjoyable for both your baby and yourself. The first thing is to have all the supplies ready. Remember to talk to your baby while you bath him. Babies like this interaction.
You may use your regular bathtub, a baby bathtub or a container to bathe the baby. Keep the water temperature to 100°F. Most mothers feel the water with their wrists. Also bathe your baby in a room that is not cold.
When you bathe the baby wash her hair first and then come down. Diaper area is the last to wash. Sometimes soap may not be necessary on the delicate skin of your baby. Once the bathing is over, wrap him in a towel and do the wiping also with the same towel.
Once your baby is dry, dress him and let someone else hold him until you clean your bathroom. If not you might have to feed him and put him to sleep before doing so. It is not a good idea to leave him alone and do the clean up.
Taking care of your baby is a big responsibility but it is not a difficult task. You only need good preparation. Following are some tips on baby care will be very useful for you.
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