Four Do's and Don'ts for First-Time Parents of Newborn Babies

Posted on November 06, 2017   |   Comments 

Congratulations on becoming parents to your precious bundle of joy! This is a time for discoveries and new experiences if you’re first-time parents. If you have been agonizing over what to name him/her, seek out inspiration and refer to our name combiner to find that perfect name. There are more important things to care of as well, and this post aims to help you avoid the common mistakes that parents of newborns tend to make, and some they forget to do.

Play your baby music

Children’s brains are prewired to learn language and music. Studies have shown that infants respond positively to music. At the very least, it calms them down. So, get ready with those classical music and lullaby tunes.

 

Prepare before breastfeeding

Breastfeeding can take a while, so make sure you’re comfortable before getting on the job. Drink some water if you’re feeling tired, take a pee, grab a book/magazine...do what it takes to feel physically and mentally relaxed.

 

Take weariness in your stride

We don’t mean to sound sanctimonious, but feeling tired and a bit stressed is part of the whole early parenting experience. You can either choose to be tired (and indulge in relaxing activities when you’re able to squeeze in some time) or be tired and irritated.

 

Get the help you can

Enlist the assistance of your mom, sister or bff, if they’re willing and up to the task. Send out feelers early on about how you and your spouse can do with the help, and you’re likely to find volunteers!

 

Mistakes to steer clear of

Waking your little one up to breastfeed

If you’re breastfeeding your child, you should know that breast milk is heavy enough to last your baby through the night. It is good to let him/her sleep throughout the night, and you need the rest too.

 

Not knowing the difference between vomiting and a spit-up

Spit-ups have to do with feeding; vomiting can indicate a gastrointestinal virus. Though both may be ejected out forcefully – even flying across the room – check for the frequency to determine the exact issue. Vomiting caused by a stomach bug will occur every 30-45 minutes regardless of feeding.

 

Getting alarmed and overreacting to everything

Babies can sense your alarm, and feel positive and negative vibes around them. Avoid panicking or arguing loudly before your little one.

 

Not installing your car seat properly

Though most parents are careful about choosing the right baby car seat, a lack of proper installation continues being a problem. Confirm if you have installed it properly or have someone knowledgeable do it for you.

 

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