Category: Baby

The importance of skin-to-skin with baby after delivery

Published by on January 16, 2022
Categories: Baby Parenthood

Researchers say a baby in skin-to-skin contact with the mother stimulates a specific part of the newborn’s brain. The baby is stimulated to move to mom’s breast, attach and begin feeding. This first step – getting sustenance – encourages physical development. A second step also happens. The baby will open his or her eyes and first gaze upon mother. This encourages emotional and social development. Numerous other research studies have revealed scores of additional benefits. Briefly, here are some of them: For Baby: Better able to absorb and digest nutrients Better body temperature maintenance Cries less often Demonstrate improved weight gain Experience more stable heartbeat and breathing Higher blood oxygen levels Long-term benefits, such as improved brain development and function as well as parental attachment More successful at breastfeeding immediately after birth Spend increased time in the very important deep sleep and quiet alert states Thermoregulation Stronger immune systems For […]

Best Way To Change Diaper Without Mess

Published by on January 16, 2022
Categories: Baby Parenthood

How to Change a Diaper: Step-by-Step These instructions are for changing disposable diapers. Using cloth diapers involves the same basic steps, except that you’ll also need to fold and fasten the cloth on each side. Wash your hands. Gather your supplies. Make sure you have everything you need in arm’s reach (but out of your baby’s reach), so that you won’t have to turn your back while your baby is on the changing table. Lay your baby down. Gently place the infant on their back on the changing surface. Unfasten the diaper tabs. Raise your child’s bottom off of the diaper by gently grasping their ankles and lifting. If there is a lot of stool in the diaper, you can use the upper half of the diaper to gently sweep it toward the lower half. -Slide the diaper away. Place it nearby, but out of reach of your baby. Wipe […]

How Can I Protect My Baby From Coronavirus?

Published by on January 16, 2022
Categories: Baby Parenthood

Until infants are able to be directly protected from coronavirus through vaccination, there are ways to protect your baby from COVID-19: Get vaccinated with any available COVID vaccine as soon as possible. By vaccinating adults who care for infants, the risk for children in the home declines. Limit outings with your baby, especially if your community infection rates are high. Utilize delivery services and carryout whenever available. Limit visitors to your home. Any unvaccinated individuals invited into your home should wear a mask while inside and while holding your infant. Breastfeed or provide human milk, if you’re able. Keep sick people away from your baby. This includes siblings and other care providers. Continue routine pediatric in-person well visits. Pediatric offices across the country have taken steps to ensure their office environment is safe for patients and their families. At infant well visits, physicians can identify and treat growth and development […]

COVID safety for babies To mask, or not to mask?

Published by on January 16, 2022
Categories: Baby Parenthood

COVID safety for babies To mask, or not to mask?If you’re going out in public, you know by now to grab a mask for yourself. For infants, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says to avoid masking and focus on keeping a six-foot distance from others instead.“It would be best to keep the baby out of public as much as possible, but if a trip somewhere is necessary, the parents should keep him or her in a stroller, covered with a light muslin blanket. Just be careful not to do this in the car or any place without air conditioning, as it can get warm for baby.” Family frenzy“If it were my newborn baby, I would be nesting for a minimum of one month, but probably closer to three months, and there would be no visitors except for immediate family members who have quarantined appropriately,” said Dr. Maione. […]

When you need to wake your newborn to feed

Published by on January 16, 2022
Categories: Baby Parenthood

TIMES TO WAKE YOUR NEWBORN BABY TO FEED THEM Waking up your newborn is common practice for new parents to ensure they’re getting enough to eat. It’s also advised for breastfeeding mamas so that the baby is at the breast often enough for the body to know to keep producing more milk. In addition to feeding your baby every 3 hours (including waking them to do so) always be sure to keep tabs on other signs that your baby is getting enough to eat. 1.) When Your Doctor Advises It Before we go over the top reasons why you’d want to wake your sleeping baby to feed them, we first want to remind you that what your doctor tells you trumps everything we say. If you are unsure about anything that’s going on with your baby, you need to contact your child’s pediatrician. They will advise you on what’s best […]