Childhood is a very important stage in building the child’s personality, and some parents neglect raising his son on the pretext that he is young and that he is busy earning material and people with friends or doing some important work. Their behavior.
The manifestations of the child’s development and growth differ from one stage to another, as these aspects are divided into various areas, each of which has a special growth, and these manifestations or areas can be classified into five sections for mentioning but not limited to: the mental, physical, emotional, and linguistic aspects of development. The purpose of this classification is to facilitate the process of dealing with children according to their stages through familiarity with their characteristics, and thus their physical or psychological needs, among others.
The birth of a child may bring a lot of happiness to the life of any couple, and even give it more meaning, but the problem that arises, especially for a new mother in her first birth, is her lack of comprehensive knowledge of how to deal with the newborn, from knowing his needs and there is no doubt that every pregnant woman before giving birth dreams about her child For several months: What they will look like, look like, and behave, but it is important to customize your thinking to learn how to deal with newborns.
Some tips how to deal with a newborn: –
1- The correct way to carry a newborn
Newborn babies have a very flexible neck, and the muscles have not developed properly yet, as they begin to develop during the first few months, so the child’s neck must be supported while carrying it between the arms, because moving the head in an uncontrolled manner may harm the child’s brain, and supporting the head and neck makes it easier for you Hold your baby.
2- Helping the baby to burp after breastfeeding
After breastfeeding the baby, it is important to help him to burp to release the extra air that he takes during breastfeeding, and not to burp the baby will make him feel uncomfortable and may lead to colic pain, to help the baby in this process, it is sufficient for the mother to carry him and put him straight on the side of her shoulder and lightly hit his back.
3- bath for the newborn baby
The newborn child is assigned a sponge bath only, where the mother gently wipes the baby’s skin with the use of lukewarm water, waiting for the remaining umbilical cord to fall off and give him a real bath. It may take two to three weeks for the umbilical cord to fall off.
4- Making the child sleep on the back
Even if it is for a short nap during the day, it is important to put the child in a safe, comfortable and healthy sleeping position which is to sleep on the back, and this sleep position is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics, because it reduces the risk of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).
5- Change diapers at the appropriate time
It is important to monitor your baby’s diaper every once in a while and not wait for the bad smell to spread and change, as a wet nappy can make the baby vulnerable to infections as well as itchy and sore rashes. Hence, it is essential to check the baby’s diaper from time to time.
6- Maintaining the cleanliness of the hands to not transmit the infection
7- Full body massage for the child
It improves the quality of your baby’s sleep as well as promotes relaxation and strengthens the immune system.
8- Apply a moisturizer to the child’s skin
9- Never shake the child
Because that would cause bleeding in the brain and even death.
10- Helping the child to sleep
It is normal for newborns to sleep for two or three hours at a time during the night as well as during the day. One reason is that newborns do not yet spawn between night and day.
11- How to know if a child is sick
It can be difficult to know when a child is seriously ill. Above all, it is important for a mother to trust her instinct and intuition of motherhood. She knows her child well, so she must know whether their appearance or behavior is a cause for concern.
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