Caring for babies does require a lot of knowledge, especially if you are currently confused by a myth that has long developed in society. Babies in the first month of birth are often the question how about the baby’s condition? Is the treatment done accordingly? Here’s what you can find out about conditions and treatments for newborns:
1. Recognize Babies when Hungry
The first month of your baby’s birth, the baby is often hungry which makes him often win. This is what you must recognize, namely crying, which indicates that your baby needs breast milk. In the first month of birth, hunger is the newest sensation, so it is only natural that the baby feels hungry frequently because when in the womb the baby often gets continuous food intake in the placenta so that he will never feel hungry.
2. When the toilet does not know the schedule
When a baby has a bowel movement or a baby’s urine does not know the schedule. You can also detect the baby’s health from urine and feces. Urine that is too yellow can indicate a lack of fluids, while for infants who are exclusively breastfed, it is characterized by stool that is thick and does not have a strong odor.
3. Baby equipment
Baby equipment consisting of eating utensils, toiletries and baby equipment when traveling. Some choices of cosmetics for newborns don’t need to be various, only consisting of baby shampoo, baby bath, baby oil and special baby powder. As for some additional cosmetics that can be tailored to the needs of your baby. We recommend that you choose baby cosmetics that have been clinically tested so that they are safe for babies. If cosmetics will have an impact on skin disorders by causing red spots, you should avoid them.
4. Baby clothes
Make sure the clothes used by babies everyday are made of 100% cotton which can absorb sweat, especially in Indonesia which consists of a tropical climate so that using clothes that are too thick on babies will cause health problems such as the appearance of patches on the skin. Meanwhile, for newborns, socks and gloves are items that must be considered, considering the baby’s nails often injure the face or other body parts.
5. Baby Toys
Newborn babies do not really know baby toys however, to be able to train and shape the baby’s muscles must be introduced to games that support their development. Some mother’s voice games can be a fun thing for the baby, also encourage your baby to communicate with you so that they can get to know their environment better. Actually quite simple is not the way to care for babies, but why do new mothers often feel confused about the ways to take care of their babies? Well, in this article we will help you to solve the confusion regarding how to care for babies for new mothers.
Overcome Confusion When Caring for Babies
“Quickly pick up clothes when it’s evening time, pamali” This sentence is often thrown up from parents, grandparents or neighbors. Indeed, there are so many myths about baby care that new mothers are confused.
To get over the confusion of new mothers regarding baby care, here are a few tips to deal with it:
1. Expand Insights by Reading
Being a new mother will be experienced by anyone, so confusion is indeed very natural. It’s just not over your confusion, you can easily access some information regarding baby care in cyberspace. Even now you can find out the truth of myths that often circulate in society through scientific studies on various sources on the internet. Sharing information through discussion forums can be an alternative for new mothers who are confused about baby care.
2. Drying clothes too late will invite disease
For those of you who often get warnings from parents to lift the clothesline in the afternoon it is true. Drying clothes too late in the yard will make small animals or insects stick, even for your baby who has a pollen allergy, it will be easier to stick to what is carried by insects. This is why baby clothes should not be dried in the evening before the night because it will make the baby’s skin itch and cause sneezing to cause allergies.
3. Babies should not be invited out of the house before 40 days
The advice of parents first regarding babies who are prohibited from leaving the house before 40 days is true. Nayi, who is relatively early in life, has a low immune system so that if she is taken outside the house there is a concern that germs or viruses can make the baby sick. So if you want to take your baby for a walk, it’s best if your baby’s immune system is strong at least after undergoing initial immunizations such as polio and hepatitis B.
4. Bathing the baby with lukewarm water
Even though the air is hot, babies do not have the same endurance as adults. Babies are still vulnerable to cold temperatures, cold water will make the baby’s metabolism increase and cause the baby to drain to regulate body temperature which causes the baby to run out of energy and also get sick easily. It’s best to wash your baby with warm (lukewarm) water so that it can make it safer.
5. Coffee Cannot Overcome Seizures, Cayenne Pepper is not for dimples
Parents used to believe that coffee can treat seizures. Even though the caffeine content in coffee will trigger the baby’s heart rate to speed up, making the baby more excited. Meanwhile, the use of cayenne pepper for dimples is not quite right. Dimples occur in babies because of the movement of the muscle structure that occurs on the face, namely the cheeks, not because of using cayenne pepper which will trigger heat and make your baby uncomfortable.
6. Do not throw away the breast milk first
When you express breastmilk, you often throw out the breast milk because many say it is stale breast milk. Even though there is no stale milk production in the body of a nursing mother. In fact, this is quality breast milk for the health of your baby which is often misunderstood by parents first.