Here are some basic baby care tips and tricks which can help you a lot in looking after your baby:
Breastfeeding: It is the most basic task for a mother as every newborn needs mother’s milk. Mother’s milk is rich in nutrients and ensures baby’s proper growth and development. To keep your baby hygienically fit, make sure to hold your baby with clean hands while feeding. Consume healthy and good diet and avoid junk food, alcoholic items and caffeine products as these can harm your baby. Feed your baby at least 8-12 times a day after every 3-4 hours.
Plenty of rest: Newborn babies need plenty of rest to grow healthy and fit. They sleep for 16 hours in start. Keep the surroundings healthy and quiet. Do not make noise around them and keep the lights soft. Change the sides of your baby after short intervals as his/her face can get a soft spot if sleeping in same position for a long time.
Sterilize milk bottles: If you are not breastfeeding your baby, then you can use milk bottles to feed them. Although mother’s milk is best for babies but if you are not comfortable then you can go for milk bottles. Sterilize the bottle after every single use and discard the leftover or unfinished food immediately. Don’t feed the baby with leftover food as bacteria develop in it and cause harm to the baby.
Change the diapers frequently: Most important point in baby care is related to baby clothes. Be fast in changing diapers or pads. You will need to change the baby’s diaper at least 10 times a day if he/she is supplied with proper diet. Always keep clean diapers, warm water, ointment and baby wipes etc. with you.
So by following all the above mentioned tips you can take care of your baby very well. Keep some basic medications required by your baby always with you. You need not rush to the doctor in case of any emergency. Better, prepare a basket and put all the basic things in that.