Things you need to know about your newborn
A newborn is anything but the child in the poster you put up on the wall. A baby born is a blessing in itself and it’s of utmost importance that you know about this blessing in the form of baby born. After waiting of months, you can finally hold your baby in your arms! That brand-new bundle will bring you much joy, a million pride-filled moments – and a few surprises. It will not only lower your anxiety but will also help you bond with them. Let us know a newborn baby more closer:
Newborns looks bit funny but cute:
Be ready for some smooshed ears, puffy eyes, big head, small limbs and flaky skin for the first week or so. They are chubby, smooth skin angels. They might be sporting a “bodysuit” of fine hair called “lanugo”. After all, he just spent nine months in the womb. But pretty soon, he’ll resemble that beautiful baby you imagined.
Newborns shed their skins:
Living in fluid for nine months and suddenly being exposed to air can make the most of us wrinkly, with dry skin. Babies are no different. After floating around in a pool of “water” for quite some time, your baby’s exposure to dry air can play havoc with their sensitive skin. But within a few weeks, all that flaky skin will make way for soft baby pink that you always read about.
Newborns spit up and poop:
Those delicate beings can give you a really tough time when it comes to spitting up after being fed and pooping. That’s because quite a few of their bodily functions and muscles are still developing. To help their spitting up, make sure to make them burp and keep them upright after a feed.
It’s common for newborns to pass stool as often as seven times a day, or as infrequently as once in seven days.
Newborns don’t need a bath everyday:
You should just softly wipe them till the umbilical cord stump doesn’t fall. If it’s kept dry, it falls off faster (usually within two weeks). Once that’s gone, you can bathe them every two-three days in lukewarm water (always remember to hold their head and neck). In between, you can sponge their face and bottom to keep them clean.
Newborns cry a lot:
They cry when they are hungry when they have soiled the diaper, when they want to be held, and when they are tired. Besides the crying, they’ll be grunting, groaning, snorting, and more. After all, that’s the only language they know to converse in. It will initially confuse you and even frustrate you, but soon you’ll get your head around their various cries.
The feeling you get after a baby born is truly the best one. It’s time that you finally have this feeling. So, go and cherish one.