4 Tidbits Child Care Every New Parent Should Know!

New parents face many problems and issues are expected to understand and treat immediately. Unfortunately, newborns do not come with an instruction book so here are some things you need to know.

Bathing your baby: Until the umbilical cord of your baby drops one to two weeks after birth, only give sponge baths. A piece of cotton or a cotton swab dipped in alcohol can help dry the umbilical cord, or follow the instructions from your pediatrician. After the stump falls, you can give a bath in a shallow sink or bathtub.

Cesarean delivery: A cesarean section is usually done to make delivery safer for you or your baby. C-sections can be done for various reasons, including work to a standstill, the complex tasks, problems with the baby that can make it difficult to deliver, or other problems. No matter if you deliver vaginally or by caesarean section, will still be a mother to a beautiful new blessing.

Circumcision: Many doctors agree that there may be some benefit for circumcision, but there may be absolutely necessary. It can help reduce the risk of urinary tract infections and virtually eliminates any chance of cancer of the penis. Circumcision does not cause long-term emotional problems for your child.

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS): Many studies have been done on SIDS. Although the cause of the syndrome has not been definitively established, there are some correlations between SIDS and the following things:

Male babies are more likely to die from SIDS than females

Early makes it more likely

The children of the minority affected by this more often than non-minorities

More children die young single mothers

Children living in a house with one or more smokers are more likely to be affected

Some people say that sleeping with your baby can reduce the risk of SIDS, but the American Academy of Pediatrics disagrees with this statement and proceed to say that there is a greater risk of SIDS in babies who co-sleep.

Back sleeping is what most pediatricians recommend for babies to reduce the risk of SIDS. The reason for this widely debated between health experts. If you have problems, contact your pediatrician.


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