Almost all the young mothers remember theirreturn from the hospital like this: "I put the baby to bed and realized with horror that I do not know what to do ...". Stress the early days, when the parents were left alone with the child, it should be kept to a minimum.
Mom and baby the first day at home after hospital
Set aside all other matters not related to the adaptation of the child and the family to the new living conditions. Other things can wait!
In the early days Minimize visitinnocent people (co-workers, neighbors, friends). While in the hospital, the baby and the mother are in a stressful situation: the baby - born, has adapted to the new conditions of life, and my mother, felt the strongest emotions - from incredible pain, fear and anxiety to peace and happiness. Therefore, being at home, both in dire need of care, comfort and attention.
On the first day of return to mother and child is important to keep steady in the hospital mode of feeding and sleeping baby.
It is now my mother is useful experience and skills for child care, she received in the hospital.
What you need to know the young parents
The young parents' anxiety may occur: on the nose and forehead were many small pimples, facial color is red or yellow, there was flaky skin, hands and feet are bluish color. Sometimes parents notice that the child's eyes, as it were "running around in all directions", uncoordinated or begin to "mow". Alarming periodic crying child, and without the appearance of tears.
Yes, in fact, a newborn baby in the first month can have all these symptoms, but they will eventually. This is an adaptation of the child to the new conditions after a prenatal visit.
Standard face color will appear within a week, and tears in children - 3-4 weeks.
Do not be afraid, if the head of the newbornIt has several deformed shape. This is due to its passage through the birth canal. Over time, the head will take the normal form, which is sufficient time to time during sleep to turn the baby from one side to the other.
Crying is not always a manifestation of the diseasestate. Cry baby attracts attention, asking to eat, refers to the discomfort and the desire to sleep. Just a week later mother learns to recognize the great demands kid transmitted through crying.
Often the baby is crying because of concern because of the so-called intestinal colic. Because colic, many moms are crazy and do not understand, what's so much worried about their baby.
Child care in the first month after birth
The first month of a child's life - it is an adjustment period, which runs the newborn and family. At the same time there is a redistribution of responsibilities between parents and changing the rhythm of family life.
The most important and essential that the child need now - is care. It implies a number of procedures:
Walking in the street;
Hardening and massage.
Which mode to choose for your baby in the first month after birth
Mode "sleep-wake-feeding" healthychild install yourself, depending on their physiology. Son (2-3 hours), wakefulness (30-60 min.) And feeding - this is the main "work" of the newborn. Do not worry if the baby does not fall asleep, do you think, in time. The fact that the biorhythms of the newborn as well debugged, that parents can only maintain this rhythm, and studying the behavior of the child, they are very easy to be able to recognize the "demand" of the child. By the end of the second month of life of the crumbs will form your daily routine.
When hold the first bathing the newborn baby
Bathing a newborn can be carried out afterfalling off the umbilical cord and umbilical wound healing. Up to this point the child is better wiping, preliminary having prepared everything you need: warm water, a newborn baby the first month of the changing table, cotton balls, baby soap, diapers for wraps, creams and powders.
bathing mode in the first month of life, parentschoose your own. Condition of the skin of the child does not require a daily bath. This, in most cases, a pleasant procedure for the newborn. However, not all children like to swim. In this case, carry out daily rubdown. Bathe enough 2-3 times a week. The water can be added to herbal infusions. Using soap is also determined individually, based on the sensitivity of the baby's skin.
Hygienic procedures should be performed every day. These include:
Caring for the eyes, nose, ears;
Examination of the skin;
If necessary, treatment of the navel (How to process umbilical wound);
Removing seborrhea crusts on the head;
Mowing nails on fingers hands and feet;
Walking and tempering procedures - a pledge of the baby's health
Of great importance in the development of a healthy baby iswalk. The first breath of air made for a newborn out of the hospital. In future trips will depend on the time of year and the temperature outside.
The system of heat regulation in newbornsimperfect, so parents need to get serious about walking in the cold season. In some cases, it makes sense to carry a child on the balcony for a few minutes or to hold him sleep with the window open.
Until the end of sleep, the room should bewarmed to ambient temperature. Naturally, such a child to "walk" must be appropriately dressed. Wear and lodge baby as you would dress and add another layer (for example, an additional blanket or blouse).
From the second week of life, you can begin to airbath, hardening and massage, combining it in a single procedure. For starters, you can leave the baby in the baby's undershirt just for 1 min., Making light strokes across the calf. If the child does not show dissatisfaction, it should become a daily procedure. Massage serves to strengthen and develop means for the muscles.
Observe the baby, study its behavior in the future you will "feel" and is easy to understand it.