New moms should understand the fact that there is no amount of research that can get them ready for the many surprises of newborns and motherhood, even when they actually want to get ready to welcome their newborn into the world.
These 3 tips will help new moms to know more about newborns.
Newborns don’t always sleep when they are tired
It challenges logic, but the fact is that a tired newborn doesn’t always equal a sleeping baby. Looking for the signs that your newborn is tired and put her in her crib before getting excessively sleepy is the trick. Therefore, look out for movements like pulling at his ears, jerky movements, eye rubbing, yawning and clenched fists. Your newborn will probably begin to learn self-sooth that will make it easier for him to go to sleep on his own, when your newborn is a few months older.
Beware of the Germs
In view of the fact that some exposure to germs earlier on can help strengthen the immune system of your newborn, you don’t have to take the risk of your baby falling sick. For this reason, practice smart germ control by insisting that whoever touches your newborn washes his/her hands first. Moreover, keep sick friends and family away and fumigate your home on a regular basis.
Learn a few Newborn Soothing Techniques
Newborns are all different and resembling different things. However, a tender massage may be an efficient way to calm your newborn and comfort him when he is distressed. Consequently, endeavor to warm some lotion in your hand and starting at his forehead, work it down his nose, cheeks and chin, concluding at his neck. Keeping newborns close in sling while you do things around the house is another way to soothe them.
Finally, it is perfectly normal to have worries as a new mom. Just bear in mind that your own instincts can be your best weapon. Every time you deal with a new thing, the experience will help turn you into a more confident mother.