Here, avoid the mistakes when becoming a new parent with the following steps:
1. Avoid a lot of stuff
For those of you who have a lot of your baby items with the aim of providing stimulation and making the baby sleep soundly, pay attention to the age and needs of your baby. Sometimes too many items will trigger Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) or what is known as sudden death which is caused by being hit by too many items in the box. Therefore, pay attention to items that are necessary. Choose a solid mattress base and a sheet of the right size so that it doesn’t restrict your baby’s movement.
2. Avoid acting alone
Keeping track of your baby’s development is fun and proud but if you only play a role alone is a mistake for you as a new parent. Involve the roles of father and caregiver so you can feel responsibility. Give the father time to hold or change the diaper so that it can bond between the baby and the father.
3. Do not have a sleep schedule
Parents often tolerate the baby’s sleep schedule that is still not regular, even though you have started to get used to a regular sleep schedule or sleep rhythm, especially at the age of your baby 4 months. You can start fixing this by waking your baby in the morning then getting into bedtime at night, for example at night at 8 o’clock.
4. Don’t force the baby
If your baby is often fussy and uncomfortable with his activities, such as the baby does not like to take off his clothes, bathe or eat. So you don’t rush to force your baby. The solution is for you to do it with fun, distract him with jokes, games or hugs and kisses.
5. Do not rush to worry about changes in the baby’s condition
If your baby experiences changes such as diaper rash, nasal congestion, eye infections, prickly heat, moldy tongue or after immunization. You can consult your doctor if your condition gets worse.
Thus, for those of you who will be caring for a newborn, pay attention to all of his little routines. Especially in activities that are very simple, such as changing safe diapers that are sometimes forgotten by new mothers in caring for new babies. So that small mistakes can be reduced and even avoided.