How to Take Care of Your Little One
A child is not a bought thing, but a created being in the image of God.Despite the fact that no price tag can be placed on them they do not come with any manual. This is unlike the case where costly things come with one to ensure proper use of them.
Our God-given instincts come into place and ensure that we raise them to be great people and help them in exploring who they are. At times we get guidance from those who have parented before. The following tips will help smoothen that journey of parenting your new bundle of joy.
Giving your baby food
Feeding for children is important together with having enough rest. Feed them at least three feeds in a day. Do not restrict yourself to this three times but rather feed them whenever they are hungry.You can either breastfeed your little one or use formula milk. First consult your doctor on which feeding program is best for your little one. Breastfeeding till the age of 2 years and first six months exclusively is what WHO recommends.Breast milk ensure your child has the necessary nutrients for healthy growth and boosts their immunity. Do not worry about your privacy in public for there are covers to help I cover you up.
A good resting place for your infant
Getting enough sleep is critical for children.Relaxation by sleeping helps in development of a baby’s body structure.An an infant can sleep most of the time even up to 18 hours. As they grow the sleeping hours reduce. The crib or sleeping area should provide warm enough protect him/her from pests and should have a firm sleeping surface.
Bathing the little one
Clean your infant frequently and at least twice in one week.Use a child friendly soap and warm clean water. The room from which you are bathing your child should not be cold to avoid getting them sick. Moisturize their soft skin with baby oil. Dress them accordingly considering the weather.
Diapers should often be changed
Every baby is different so first try out different diapers to see which best suits your infant.
A baby can need up to 10 diaper changes in a day. Change them in a span of every four hours or earlier. If they stay with it for long it may cause diaper rash that is usually painful when in contact with urine.
Burping once the baby is done with feeding is vital. Do not hesitate to seek professional help in times of that crisis with the baby.