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Guide to first time parents

Parenthood is a moment of jubilation bringing in new responsibilities.
The welfare of the baby is primarily in the hands of the parents. Parents must be prepared to undertake the new responsibility to fullest with lot of thought processes and untiring energy. Healthy baby is a happy baby and the expectant mothers must take utmost care during pregnancy with proper nourishment, adequate rest and being positively occupied during the pregnancy. The expectant mother must remain confident for safe delivery and should always follow doctor’s advice.
Once the baby is delivered, the new mothers must quickly learn to breast feed baby. For healthy living there is no substitute to mother’s milk. It is a gift of nature that gives nourishment, protection against diseases and helps the mother and child develop an eternal bond that is a guiding influence for the baby throughout the life.
Few simple baby care tips that can be followed for a healthy and happy baby:
  • Maintain cleanliness at home.
  • Keep household well ventilated with natural air and light.
  • If you have pets at home, wipe floors as frequently as possible.
  • Give your baby oil massage with warm water bath daily. Do not take very hot water. It can cause harm to the baby.
  • Keep the soap, shampoo, powder etc. separately for the baby; use special baby soaps, baby oils specially indicated as they have very delicate skin.
  • Never hold your baby in an awkward position; always give support of your hand below their neck and head.
  • Breast feed your baby as frequently as possible; Breast feed babies do not need external supplements until 3 months old; always consult the doctor before indulging into any external feeds.
  • Follow the medical consulting schedule; never skip the vaccine dose.
  • Use loose soft fabric for babies; never use strong detergents to wash baby clothes as can cause skin rash in babies.
  • Never use damp nappies, damp clothes; always use washed and dry clothes. As far as possible use cotton nappies to avoid skin rash in babies.
  • All the caretakers and household members must maintain good personal hygiene to maintain good health of the baby and reduce any chances of contagious diseases.
 
Babies are gift of God, precious and must be cared for with lot thoughts, love and affection.
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It is a divine feeling to be parents and when it’s the first time it is an exemplary feeling mixed with several emotions… joy, gratitude and a feeling to being responsible for the little baby who is our life.

For your journey towards a wonderful parenthood few baby care tips during the initial stages….

  • Be mentally and physically ready to be a parent to your baby; this means lot of hard work and change in lifestyle.
  • Mother’s milk is the lifeline for the baby. Breast feed your baby as frequently as possible and required. Follow the proper method to breast feed the baby. New mothers must eat well and rest well. This helps for good quality secretion of the breast milk.
  • Observe the baby carefully as it grows every day. Keep a watch on the urination and stools. You should be able to tell during the doctor consulting visit the update on your baby well.
  • Maintain the medical file of the baby and always carry when you visit the doctor.
  • Cleanliness is a key; always wash your hands with soap before taking the baby in your arms.
  • Cut your nail short with smooth edges. Take precautions that no sharp objects are around that can cause any injury to the baby.
  • Baby care needs lot of investment of time; both parents should allocate time for the baby.
  • During the initial stages, the day and night cycles in the new-born keep changing. Don’t panic if the baby cries at night. This is normal. Take the baby in you lap and tender it with care. Breast feed the baby if required.
  • Bringing up a baby needs financial assistance. Start planning and saving your earnings as you plan to be have a baby.
  • Make sure you follow the advice of the doctors; follow the vaccination schedule meticulously.
  • New born babies tend to get cough, cold, allergies, nappy rash etc. Do not give medicines to the baby without doctor’s advice.
  • Good new born baby care involves oil massage with special baby oils, hot water bath, soft fabric clothes and well fed make the baby comfortable, gives good quality sleep and help them grow.
  • Maintain happy and joyous environment at home. The positive vibes bring in positive energy that help the baby grow healthy and happy.

 

DISCLAIMER: "The scientific/technical content of this publication has been developed and designed by SciCon Factory Advertising and Publishing LLP for educational purpose only through monetary assistance from ICC Lowe Linhealth, a division of Lintas India Pvt. ltd. The content herein has been developed by clinicians and/or medical writers and/or experts. LinHealth has obtained consent from the respective authors and content generators for publishing the material appearing in this publication, as necessary. The expert comments expressed in this publication are solely the views of the authors giving such expert comments or authors whose comments are cited as source of material in this publication. Linhealth neither agrees nor disagrees with the views expressed in this publication and does not constitute or imply an endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation. Linhealth and the publisher acknowledge all copyrights and/or trademarks of third party contained or appearing in this publication. As the information contained herein is for educational purpose only we request you to please refer to the full prescribing information for complete details of any products and consult Registered Medical Practioners or Doctors before taking any decision on usage of the said product”
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