Having a new born baby means you are entering into the wonderful new experience. Since it is a new dimension for you, make sure to get help from the experts during this time. For you handling everything can become very hectic and overwhelming as well. While you are in hospital, you can talk to the experts around you because in many hospitals they have feeding specialists and consultants who can help you get started nursing your baby. There are nurses as well, who can be a great resource for you, who can help you understand how to hold, burp and even care your baby.
When you are at home you can hire a baby nurse to help you for a short time. But there are many things that you need to know when you ask how to take care of your new born baby. Know how to handle you newly born baby.
At first wash your hands or you can use sanitizer before handling your baby. Since newborns don’t have strong immune system they are very much prone to infection. You should also make sure that anyone who handles your baby has clean hands. You need to support your baby’s head and neck very properly. You need to cradle the head of your baby when carrying your baby and put support as well.
You should not shake your newborn as this can cause bleeding in the brain. The newly borne baby is not ready for rough play so, you should limit any activity that looks rough or bouncy. Bonding and Soothing is very important. It is probably one of the most pleasurable parts that you can experience when it comes to infant care. Physical closeness to your baby can promote emotional connection and the attachment can contribute towards the emotional growth.
There are even certain types of massage that may easily work in enhancing the bond with infant growth and development. You may find many books and videos that can cover infant massage or you can also ask your doctor for the same. Besides, you need to be sure that babies are not as strong as adults, thus you should massage your baby gently.
You might have seen that babies love vocal sounds like talking, singing, and sometimes cooing. Listening to music or baby rattles can be a good way to stimulate your infant’s hearing. You can also try singing or reciting poetry or nursery rhymes as well. Continue these for at least 6 months and with gently love and affection you can make your child grow happily. Try this to take care of your new born baby.