Newborn care: 10 reasons to worry (about which no worries)

December 5, 2006

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 After nine months of pregnancy and childbirth all the complex is just beginning, especially for those who become parents for the first time. Caring for newborns - is not just a joy and pleasure, but also a lot of difficulties. Many young parents are not even sure that the right of the child to keep his hands - and that's not surprising, because the little man looks very fragile.

 Newborn care: 10 reasons to worry (about which no worries)

Help after childbirth

While you are in hospital, try to get as much information about caring for a newborn. Ask any questions you have and will occur - this is normal, and the staff should give them meaningful answers.

It is desirable that home with you at first were friends or relatives who already have experience in childcare. Parents feel more intuitive, but the advice of an experienced person may be irreplaceable. On the other hand, if you do not want to see on a visit a lot of friends, who wish to see the newborn, quietly imposes restrictions on visits. Your task - to make sure that you and your partner have a child feel as comfortable as possible during this period, when you're just starting to get used to the fact that the family became more.

 Newborn care: 10 reasons to worry (about which no worries)

How to take the child in his arms?

This question may seem odd, but it is very clear to those who have not had the opportunity to spend much time with newborns. Indeed, to take them in his hands is just scared, because they are so fragile and small. There are some simple rules to follow when taking a newborn in her arms:

  • Wash your hands or wipe them with a damp cloth, before taking the child in his arms. The immune system of a newborn is not yet strong, and it is more vulnerable to various infections than healthy adults. Insist that everyone who takes the baby in his arms, to observe this rule.
  • Keep the head of the newborn. His muscle is not strong enough to keep your head on their own, so always keep it with his hand.
  • Do not shake the baby when you play with them, or when you're angry at him. Indeed, the newborn more fragile than adults - a strong jolt, even for fun that you will not find it too much can cause bleeding in the brain and even death. If you need to wake the baby, just gently touch his cheek, or slide your finger on the sole of the foot.

Remember that the newborn is not yet ready for an active entertainment, and it will not appreciate if you throw it up, circling the hands and so on.

 Newborn care: 10 reasons to worry (about which no worries)

How to change diapers

On average, it takes 10 newborn diapers a day, so prepare in advance for what will have to change them frequently, and not only during the day. Wash your hands every time before and after changing a diaper. To change a diaper, put the baby on his back and carefully remove the wet diaper. If you do it too fast, feeling the touch of cool air can cause regular urination. Gently wash your baby and you wipe the genital area with water-dampened cotton balls.

To prevent diaper rash, use baby oil or cream. For the prevention of diaper rash and rashes are also encouraged to change diapers as soon as this becomes necessary; using diaper fabric wash their powders without colorings or flavorings; give your child some time to be without a diaper to the skin can breathe freely. If diaper rash persists for three days or more, or if the symptoms are aggravated, consult a doctor.

Baby man, though with a little finger

February 24, 2008

 Perhaps your six-month baby has not yet begun to roll their own, although on average, infants begin to do it in the fifth month of life. Or maybe the neighbor's child who 11 months, is already beginning to quietly walk, and your baby is a year old and is not trying. Comparing the development of your child with other children, you can start to worry that something goes wrong. In fact, all children develop differently, and if the doctor did not notice the deviation from the norm, it is likely they not.

The following stages of the development of the baby during the first year of life - only the average rate. Deviations from it in one direction or another are permissible and, fortunately, only in rare cases is a sign of pathology.

It should also be noted that children who were born prematurely, often develop a bit slower the other.

 Baby man, though with a little finger

First month

A child can lift his head, turning her lying on her back or stomach. There is a strong grasp reflex. It looks and monitors objects that are in front of him, or at an angle of 45 degrees. The baby cries when he is not like something and stops hearing the voice; It emits guttural sounds; carefully, but usually not for long, looking at the people who speak it.

 Baby man, though with a little finger

Second month

Lying on his stomach, the child can lift head almost 45 degrees. Grasping reflex weakens. Keep an eye for hanging and / or swinging objects, looking view source. He began to publish other sounds, in addition to cry. Creek becomes different, depending on the cause of dissatisfaction. Baby makes sounds, hearing familiar voices. Can meet a smile to various stimuli.

 Baby man, though with a little finger

Third Month

Baby starts to move part of its body weight on both feet when it is held vertically. Lying on his stomach, can lift his head and shoulders in the 45-90 degrees, transferring the weight of the body in his arms. Grasp reflex is not - instead it can hold objects deliberately, although not attracted to him. Determines the source of the sound, turning his head in the direction from which the sound is heard. Produces a variety of sounds - screams, laughs; utters sounds vaguely reminiscent of a speech when talking to other people. Recognize faces, voices and objects; He is smiling familiar to people. Guards in unfamiliar situations.

 Baby man, though with a little finger

Fourth Month

It starts drooling; the child can sit with the support of another person; flips from the back to the side. Attempts to reach for objects, but often misses. Keep items with both hands. Learning fingers, he plays with them. Manifested hand-eye coordination. Starts pronounce consonants; laughs and show other signs of pleasure when his swing or throw.

 Baby man, though with a little finger

Fifth Month

In the fifth month of life of the infant begins to cut his teeth, and he can keep your head when sitting and flips from stomach to back. Lying on your back can shove in your mouth toes. Consciously enough and hold the item. He is playing with her toes. He puts in his mouth any suitable size objects. Says "ASU" or similar combinations of vowels and consonants. Smiling in the mirror. Upset when they take away a toy. Distinguishes between family members and strangers. He begins to explore various parts of his body.

 Baby man, though with a little finger

Sixth Month

The child begins to bite and chew. Lying on his stomach, can tear off from the surface of the chest and upper abdomen, moving your body weight on your hands. Flips from the back to the stomach. Enough small objects and controls, keeps a bottle. Changes the position of the body in order to see the object of interest to him, he turns his head from side to side and looking up and down; preference for more complex visual stimuli. Make sounds like "ma" and "pa". Learns parents.

 Baby man, though with a little finger

Seventh Month

Baby sitting without support, can be tilted forward, leaning on hands. Fully transfers weight to the legs when it is held vertically. Shift the objects from one hand to another, knocking objects on different surfaces. Can fix attention on small objects. Responds to his name. It appears awareness depth and size of the space. There taste preferences.

 Baby man, though with a little finger

Eighth Month

The child can stand, hold on to furniture. It changes the position of the body in order to reach objects. He takes things in hand by placing your index, ring and pinky fingers opposite the thumb. It extends to things that are beyond his reach. Consciously listen to familiar words. He begins to say a combination of syllables like "Mom" and "Dad", but does not put them in value. Understand the word "no" (and not always obey him!). It may be resentment during diapering and dressing.

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