Tackling The Umbilical Cord
Keep the stump dry, as it will fall off much faster, frequently within two weeks. You’ll be glad to know newborns don’t get very dirty, so sponge baths are the best solution. If it gets wet, don’t panic, just gently pat it dry.
The stump may bleed a teeny weeny bit when the cord finally surrenders but that’s ok; although not every child will, it is perfectly normal for yours to do so.
Babies need to eat every two or three hours, making nursing tough. How much milk is she getting? How do I check? Doctors say the best way to indicate how much your child is being fed, is by checking body weight.
It is perfectly normal for a newborn baby to lose approximately 5 to 8 percent of their birth weight. Don’t panic, however, as they will promptly gain it back, they put your food to good use.
Did somebody say childrearing? Babies poop at a remarkable rate, in fact, you might want to stop reading and check on your baby now. Done? Phew!
How do you know if your baby is healthy? As long as the poop is soft (like dough), not black or white and is blood and mucus free, there is nothing to panic about – aside from all the diapers required (ahh!)
If your baby has any of the negative symptoms we have stated above please consult with your paediatrician as soon as possible.
Dry Skin You Say? Don’t Panic.
Adults generally tend to associate dry skin with problems and rightly so. This more often than not isn’t a problem with children. Variables like the cold, dry outdoor air and indoor heating can rob the skin of its natural moisture in the winter.
This is also the case in the summer too. The scorching sun, air conditioning and salt water are all to thank for this. Small pink bumps, diaper rashes (ouch!), and ever acne may make an unwanted appearance. We can assure you that there is no need to panic as this is perfectly normal. If you feel like you want to take control of the situation we recommend using hypoallergenic baby lotion that is fragrance-free.
A baby’s constant cry can cause you to be upset (in more than one way), but there is no reason for this to alarm you as research shows that is very normal for newborns and infants. Why so? Well, there is a number of possibilities as to why your infant may cry. Hunger, sleep, dirty diapers (surprise, surprise) as well being over stimulated.
You should only feel concerned if your child is not responding to you. If all of the possible discomforts cannot be addressed, then it is advised to contact your doctor.
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