Mommy Katie: 7 Things to Know for your Baby Healthcare

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

7 Things to Know for your Baby Healthcare

Small, running newborn babies can not tell us exactly what they feel or when they feel pain. They can not say when they feel lonely when they are tired of staring at the ceiling. But, that does not mean that newborns do not feel pain, loneliness and boredom! Since we grew up in the company of people rarely newborns, we easily can come to the assumption that they are not sufficiently developed to feel pain and other feelings like us. Sometimes even experts and doctors assumed that newborn babies do not feel pain, but we can't say that for sure cause we can't remember it.


Babies can even be bored. They can have consequences from lack of stimulation and lack of communication with their parents. What happens in the first weeks, months and years can affect the rest of their lives.


The good news is that, with this knowledge, you can help your newborn to become healthy and safe infant and toddler, and one day an adult.

Here are seven things you need to know about your baby care:

1.Your baby can communicate

Newborn baby can’t say exactly what he wants and feels, but it does not mean you can’t communicate with you. Babies usually communicate by crying, but this is not the only way of communicating with your baby.

·         Rubbing his eyes and yawning may be a sign that they are sleeping.

·         Licking lips, opening his mouth and putting hands in the mouth may be signs of hunger.

·         Restlessness and crying when they are put to bed may be signs that they are lonely or fear.

2. Your baby can feel pain

When the doctor suggested that we perform a medical procedure without any local anesthesia, we will twice consider his proposal. But, the last few decades it was quite common to work less and slightly larger medical operations on newborns without local anesthesia.


The assumption was that their little body was not sufficiently developed to be able to process pain. Babies, after such interventions, were more sleepy and lethargic. But in fact, their body was in a state of shock and simply shut down to protect. Such pain was too strong to newborns could cope with it.


3. You can help your baby to develop emotional health

Every baby is special and has already pre-marked and their own special character. The environment in which the baby grows can have a big impact on her emotional health.
When your baby learns that you will always respond to its attempts of communication and it wages when it’s consoled every time it’s scared - when you feel pain when you have enough of your closeness and stimulation, the easier it will grow into a little person with good emotional health.

Your baby is born very well developed, with very complex feelings and the ability to feel pain.

This is very important to know. It can help you in making some very important decisions. If you disconnect your time for your baby, you can build a relationship with her based on trust that will help her feel safe and loved at all times, no matter how difficult.

4. Cleaning baby's ears and the water in the ears

Cleaning the ear wax or wax in babies and other children is done best with a wet handkerchief so that it removes only the outer, visible cerumen from the ears. The ear has its own, spontaneous mechanism of cleaning wax that can support occasional drip a few drops of paraffin, or olive oil. A cotton swab in the hands of the laity is more harmful than useful for causing a blockage of the ear push wax in depth ear, ear canal skin injuries resulting in inflammation and severe pain and possible injury to the eardrum.

However, some, parents fear that something will happen if baby enters the water in the ear during swimming, which is completely unjustified because that in itself is no problem. In a healthy ear and intact eardrum water for bathing or diving regularly enters the ear is something completely normal and harmless.

5. Make sure your baby is getting enough milk

Encourage lactation even in pregnancy, breastfeeding immediately or as soon as possible after birth, breastfeeding whenever a child asks, and eat foods targeted to increase the amount of milk.

If you had a problem with lack of milk from the previous child or you have reason to believe that you have them, start to prepare for a better lactation already during pregnancy. Towards the end of pregnancy, around the term, try to issue colostrum and retain it for the baby in the freezer after you return from the hospital.


When breastfeeding or issuing, massage the breast because it can increase breast discharge up to 50%. When you slow down the baby's swallowing or leakage of milk during the issuance, use compression. Let your thumb is on the upper side of the breast, while the other fingers on the bottom. Press the breast, especially if you feel a lump because it probably is an accumulation of milk.




6. These fights about food…

Many parents struggling with feeding their children. Each meal comes down to a fight over dishes and foods that are offered, and that the child has consistently refused. The reason lies in the way how to access the food and how the child is encouraged to eat.

However, there are ways to improve your diet and stop this fight. But it would be successful should first of all stop offering candy, snacks, pastries and similar before meals. Having filled tummy with favorite baby products, what the child concludes that real meals are not as important as they are, parents would not have given to before she eats.

It should also be avoided and forcing a child to eat something. It starts eating experience as a struggle over authority, where it often wins because parents discounts just to make something eaten.

It should also be careful with the intake of fluids during meals. It saturates the child, but it can’t eat what's in front of him. In this way, the baby has fault messages that it can be saturated by anything.

Also, avoid cooking what he wants when lunch already made and served. In this way, the child sees that if persistent enough, you will get what he wants to eat. For this reason, soon, every meal turns into a fight.



7. Night waking up babies

If your bird is lively nighttime from dusk to dawn, you're probably pretty tired, or, more likely, completely exhausted. The problem of night waking up is quite common, but after a while, fortunately, spontaneously disappear. As the child grows, the frequency and duration of periods of wakefulness during the night reduced. Like adults, children are not robots than human beings, so it is no wonder occasional disturbances and irregularity in sleep schedule, but if the baby wakes up and cries at night for five or more times and it lasts longer than three months and it's a problem, use maternity insurance to contact pediatrician for advice.

As per research recently made by Edubirdie.com, here are a few problems that cause night waking:


·         Unfilled needs
·         Uncomfortably
·         The excitement of new discoveries
·         Fear and bad dreams
·         Denticle
·         Hunger or overly fullness
·         Health problems



About author:
Robert Everett: I am a freelance writer currently based in Chicago. Solving students career and university problems. Having an interest in marketing and business.



2 comments:

Janet W. said...

This is great information to share with my daughter who is expecting her first child in a few months!

Maryann D. said...

Super info for all new parents. I know I needed to learn and read a lot when my children were babies.
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