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For parents, caring for a newborn can be challenging. Especially if this is the first experience. So, so that you don't make mistakes, some of the ways to care for newborns below are very important to know
Lack of knowledge and experience can certainly overwhelm Mothers when caring for their little one who has just been born. In fact, it is not impossible, Mother can make mistakes that can actually endanger the he alth of the Little One, you know.
Therefore, it is important to equip yourself with knowledge and skills in caring for newborns, so that mothers can take care of their little ones well.
Tips for Caring for Newborns
In order for your little one to grow and develop optimally and his he alth is always maintained, there are several things that you need to pay attention to when caring for a newborn, namely:
1. Feed the baby properly
Newborn babies, especially those who receive exclusive breastfeeding, can be breastfed as often as possible or according to their needs. Generally, newborns will feel hungry and need to be fed every 2-3 hours.
When breastfeeding, make sure the nipple is attached to the baby's mouth, the duration of breastfeeding on each breast, and the baby's position is correct. Mother must also relax, yes. It is important to note that breastfeeding mothers feel comfortable and babies can suckle more effectively.
2. Change baby's diaper regularly
One sign of a newborn baby's fluid needs being met is frequent urination. To prevent the appearance of diaper rash, you need to change your baby's diaper when it is wet and a bit full. In a day, a newborn can change diapers 8–10 times.
Several steps that you need to do when changing your baby's diaper, first, make sure your hands are clean. Next, open the wet diaper, then clean the baby's genital area and buttocks using a non-alcoholic wet tissue or cotton ball dipped in warm water.
When it is clean, dry it immediately with a dry tissue or towel by gently patting it. After that, put on a clean and new diaper.
3. Train baby to sleep regularly
Newborns generally don't have a regular sleep time, because they can't tell the difference between day and night. Therefore, some babies can often sleep from morning to noon and wake up at night.
To train your little one to sleep on their own and regularly, there are various ways you can do, for example making the same sleep schedule every day and implementing a bedtime routine, such as giving your little one a gentle massage or reading him a story.
4. Bathe baby regularly
Newborn babies can be bathed according to their needs. Some studies recommend bathing babies 1-3 times a week. The duration of the bath doesn't need to be too long, just 5-10 minutes.
To bathe the baby, wipe the body using a washcloth that has been moistened with warm water and special baby soap. Next, rinse the washcloth with clean warm water and wipe the washcloth over all parts of the baby's body until there is no soap left.
When cleaning your little one's body, you don't need to do it in the bath, because this can actually be dangerous. Just do this on a mattress, baby bath table, or on a flat surface, such as the floor.
5. Use Telon Oil
After your little one takes a bath, Mother can apply telon oil to her stomach, back, and soles of her feet.
Telon oil generally contains a mixture of anise oil, eucalyptus oil, and coconut oil. The content of these natural and quality ingredients is believed to be useful for preventing flatulence as well as warming the body.
Head oil contained in telon oil is also known to be able to moisturize the skin. Not only that, some types of telon oil also contain rhodinol which is known to have a natural aroma and can protect babies from mosquito bites for at least 10 hours, you know.
Those are 5 things you should pay attention to when caring for a newborn. It's really easy, isn't it, Bun? However, that doesn't mean you can't do it, really. If you have difficulty caring for your little one, don't hesitate to ask or ask the doctor for advice.