Everything went well (or almost) and here you are again at home. Have you prepared everything in detail: Decorate the room was difficult and expensive, but all in all you’re happy with the result. You have a reserve of diapers for a year. Relatives and friends have begun to give you clothes from zero months to 3 years of age. Maybe during a fun Baby Shower Party.
But in everyday life not everything works as it should, and it happens that many of you feel a little sad and disrupted immediately after the birth of a child. Especially in the early hours and in the early days. In this article we will discuss exactly what a new mom should expect of their newborn.
New Mothers: What pace to take?
Chose the pace that is best for your child. Take advantage of the quieter moments. Such as when they are asleep. At best you will survive the numerous night time awakenings. And you will avoid being exhausted at the end of the day. Remember that prevention is better than cure.
Instead of insisting to breastfeed your baby on a set schedule, feed him when he is hungry. You’ll see that you will be able to adjust to this.
New Mothers: Do not overdo it
Do not hunt down every single speck of dust. Your child needs to get in touch with some things to build up their own natural defenses. Your physical and mental health are much more important than cleaning and washing up. Put your priorities in order no need to iron the overalls of your child at home and if something is out of place, be patience!
In the early days the watchwords are practical and simple. Do not be ashamed of doing things sitting or lying, if you can. Taking care of a newborn is already a full-time job. There is no need to add other tasks that are unnecessary. Forget the stereotype of the perfect wife and mother.
New Mothers: Do not be alone
Once home, the majority of new mothers suffer from loneliness. Which is indeed a leading cause of postpartum depression . Search in all ways not to be alone with your child all day and do not hesitate to delegate the tasks of everyday life to those around you.
It is useless to play Wonder-Woman, you can not do it all, just think about the daily tasks! Know that there are also numerous associations and websites where mothers can meet to exchange their impressions of the trials they are facing.
New Mothers: Listen to your instincts
During pregnancy you’ve read dozens of books on newborns but nonetheless sometimes you do not know how to react? In these cases, forget everything that you have read and listen to what it tells your maternal instinct.
Have two or three people in whom to confide your fears and your anxieties. But do not try to listen to all the advice from everyone. This will only increase your doubts. Have faith in your abilities and be forgiving with yourself. The perfect mothers do not exist , all mothers happen to make a mistake!
New Mothers: Not only your child
The arrival of a child monopolizes the attention and disrupts all the habits of a family, but for this you have to neglect those around you!
To prevent your spouse from feeling neglected, try to reserve some moments of intimacy with them. Also think about your friends, who are not only there to help you! Try not to only talk about your child but try to find other topics of conversation. Especially if your friends have not yet had children.
But above all, do not forget to carve out a bit ‘of time for you! Than try to maintain the habits that that you had before having the baby. Go to the hairdresser or buy a new dress are some of the small pleasures that make you remember that you are a woman, not just a mother.
New Mothers: How To Teach Your Baby To Crawl
Crawling is important for a child because it is the passage that precedes and heralds the capacity, which was soon to be developed, the child to sit in an upright position and start making the first steps. Learning to walk is, along with the ability to say the first words. The initial breakthrough of growth for a child.
It is essential, however, that a parent will walk beside him not only to prevent it from falling and getting hurt but especially for psychological support to help them to overcome there limitations and anxieties. Here’s how to proceed in order to follow him and support him without being too intrusive.
New Mothers: Learn how to
- New Mothers: Accompany the child in order to orient and guide him in the right direction, without inhibiting their freedom of movement. The environment in which it moves without knocking against a piece of furniture or any other object. Watch out for the edges of tables or any other sharp angle. Cover the edges appropriately to prevent injury to baby.
- New Mothers: Use the cover edges, roofing foam or any other soft material that is applied to the edges to protect children from possible “clashes” that can be dangerous for their safety. Even when you let him crawl alone. However stay close because at any moment, often without warning, the child will decide he is able to pull himself up and it is clear that you have to keep hold of the furniture to avoid losing balance and falling.
- New Mothers: Do not be alarmed if your child is not crawling in his biological rhythms. Still do not allow him to do what he is not yet able to do. He will fulfill the first step and will do so when he feels ready to walk without the support of parents do not hasten the time. And then when he begins to walk, let go a little farther each time.
- New Mothers: Ask your child to walk, mostly barefoot so that it captures the sense of touch so that they will be able to have the security. Initially put the child where there is padding so if they fall they won’t get hurt. Even when he is crawling, on which to rest the knee. This will help from preventing any scratches and wounds. A boxed in area, although limited in size, this can be a viable solution at least for the first time.
- New Mothers: The use of the walker, It is also recommended by pediatricians that this increases the chance that their feet are deformed generating. Besides everything, walking problems in the child, fatigue in standing and balance itself. The walker, in addition to being the most appropriate way to teach a child to walk, also leads to attitudes of back posture.
New Mothers: How to stimulate baby crawling
Typically, a child begins to crawl around six or seven months. This is a very important stage of development that precedes the real first steps. It important to know, however, that all children are crawling before they are walking. Indeed it is not uncommon to see children that have been dragging on its side rather than crawling. Nothing serious, it is just another method of crawling that leads to the fateful first steps.
1: New Mothers: To stimulate the baby to crawl you have to create the right condition for the child himself to be able to start to broaden his horizons. The first thing to do is certainly to avoid holding the baby always in your arm or restricted within the stroller from the box when he has reached the age of seven months. This fact is more or less the right age when the child begins to leave the sitting position. But we must understand if and when the baby is ready to crawl. Here’s how to proceed.
2: New Mothers: The child must have enough space to move freely. When you notice that your child begins to take place on all fours firmly, then it will be time to organize the paying field. If for obvious reasons generally always hold the child inside the box. Leave inside only a couple of things to play with removing all the rest of toys in order to release as much as possible the surface of the box. Place toys in two opposite points of the box. So when he realizes that he can reach the toy by crawling to it. Now it is time to do this exercise on an area more spacious.
3: New Mothers: Typically, when the child is in a wider space, You begin to take the field in the event that the child is ready to crawl. You may use the same method that you used in the box, or you can place his favorite toy at a point not far away. Going there and then gradually moving it more and more. Only after you have determined that the child is able to reach that given point.
4: New Mothers: Once the child takes courage, you can safely put him on the ground. After you have ensured that the area dedicated to him is not dirty or that there is nothing dangerous that could pull him or get him hurt. At this point you should be very careful and, if possible, you’ll find an area dedicated to children with a kind of fence to allow the child to practice without any danger.
New Mothers: How To Look After Children
1: First of all, once you are home, you will have to think for yourselves about the baby. But don’t be overwhelmed by the fear of making a mistake. Because at the beginning it will feel like a serious challenge. But with the passing of time, things will come natural. For on thing you will have to get the baby set for regular eating times.
Keep in mind that if you breastfeed, the baby may feed on demand but typically each feeding, is every 2 hours. But if the baby is bottle-fed, you will have to feed the quantity of milk that you have been instructed by the clinic, and should be given every three hours. Once the child has nursed the amount of milk required, you will have to burp the baby by holding one hand behind there back and tapping gently so that any air will be expelled.
2: Once this is done, place the child in their bed. Laying the child on there side so that if it regurgitates any milk it will not choke. Periodically changing diapers soon as the baby is wet or dirty, so that there skin don’t get irritated.
Rinse the intimate areas of the newborn with lukewarm water with the aid of a piece of cotton cloth and use a soft cotton towel to dry the baby, patting dry not rubbing. If the genitals are inflamed, use cream or ointment that has a soothing properties.
3: Benefit from the support of a good pediatrician who can help and advise you to wean your little one but when you do, do not be afraid that your child can choke passing from liquid food to solid food. Once that you are able to feed solid food your child will appreciate the meals. Especially those with a sweet taste. Some children prefer the taste of pasta and vegetables.
Take care not to insist if the baby turns there head away or spits much of the food all over the place. In the beginning it takes alot of patience for both you and the child to appreciate the culinary tastes. But do not be discouraged because as your child grows, it will begin to taste and like both vegetables and meat.
4: Take good care of your child’s play area and the environment which you will leave him to play. Especially during teething. The baby will tend to bring everything to there mouth to massage there sore gums. Then whatever they have stuck in there mouth should be sanitized.
When the baby starts to crawl around the house, watch it carefully and try to avoid areas that it can get hurt. Take preventive measures such as move all detergents and medicines to a high place.
Of course, you’ll have to be very careful of knick-knacks and the corners of furniture that your little one could bump. And in this period of your child’s life, in which you must be more careful about there safety and it will almost be inevitable that it will obtain some “bumps”.