How to Take Care of Newborn Babies: Pointers for First Time Parents

HOW TO TAKE CARE OF NEWBORN BABIES: POINTERS FOR FIRST TIME PARENTS

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Newborn babies are bundles of joy who enlighten every parent’s life and help them embrace parenthood, a journey of learning, love, and patience. Whether opting for the best clothes or choosing the right skincare products, parents want what is best for their baby. These unprecedented times have left a lot of parents under stress, especially first-timers. With no crèches or help available currently, no masseuse for massaging and bathing the baby, nuclear families have limited access to help from the baby’s grandparents. New mums and dads are now sharing the baby care responsibilities dealing with their doubts and uncertainties.

While first-time parents may have some apprehensions about massaging and bathing the newborn, adopting some simple steps can make this routine a fun-filled activity. Since the baby’s skin barrier is the first line of defense from the outside world, keeping it clean, hydrated, and moisturized is essential. Choosing the right products which are clinically proven mild will ensure that the baby’s skincare needs are met 100 percent.

Providing baby care is both an art and a science, and it is crucial that new parents feel confident about it. Nowadays, brands have evolved to meet the needs of babies and are also designed to turn moments of care at every age and stage into opportunities to strengthen the baby’s connection to their parents, making it safer and more accessible.

Massaging with love

Newborn babies are very wiggly, and massaging them can be a task. Choose a gentle oil to massage your baby’s skin, a product that is fast and easily absorbed, ultralight with no unwanted residues left behind on the skin. Using slow and positive strokes, not spending too much time in one area is the best way. A regular massage with a gentle and loving touch can help parents grow their bond with their child and lead to a baby’s healthy cognitive development.

Choosing the right bathing products is essential to ensure that your precious moments with your baby also do well for the delicate skin. Parents need to support the baby with one hand while washing with the other. Choosing a less slippery baby wash is very important, something that is easy and fast to rinse. With innovations like the one hand, easy-to-use pump packs, user-friendly products don’t dispense excess quantity and allow parents to keep one hand on the baby. Thus providing extra care, helping prevent spills, and clean-ups. The experience of using such products enables parents to be more comfortable, confident, and focused on the baby’s comfort. Even a new dad can bathe the baby confidently!

Haircare

As the baby grows into a toddler, adding baby shampoo and conditioner to nourish the toddler’s hair is a great idea. One should opt for shampoos that rinse quickly, are specially formulated not to sting the baby’s eyes, and are mild. These shampoos will gently unlock knots and tangles without any fuss, especially for toddlers who have thick and curly hair. Using a two-in-one shampoo with conditioner can also be considered for your baby’s hair care.

Keep your baby’s skin hydrated.

A baby’s skin is delicate, while it absorbs water faster than an adult’s skin, and it can also lose its water content more quickly. After a bath, it is recommended to use a light moisturizer or lotion especially developed for a baby. Regular moisturizing will help to retain the moisture levels of the skin and prevent dryness. Using a moisturizer developed especially for baby skin is beneficial in protecting and maintaining a healthy skin barrier.

These steps will not only ease you into the process of baby care but will also give you the confidence to manage your wiggly toddler!

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