Caring for your Newborn

Being a brand new mom is a gift that every woman can be thankful for. The first time you hold your baby in your arms, the first time he opens his mouth, and basically the first everything. You would do just about anything to shield that new angel of yours. If you can, you give them the best of everything, and this includes the things you put on their skin. Because the baby’s skin is so sensitive and fragile, you are always careful to choose what to put on them. Some chemicals make the baby’s skin break out, and that is the last thing you would want to happen.

Baby health care is therefore one of the many concerns that a new mother needs to consider. After all, her new baby is a blessing and she would want to do everything and anything to keep her baby safe. As a mother, you need to make the choice of what products to buy. Your priority is your newborn’s skin because this provides the foundation of healthy adult skin.

When you go to the stores and choose the right skin care line for your child, you can get confused with all the products found on the shelves. There is a recent trend that suggests that organic skin care products are better for the child’s skin. Babies need appropriate light creams and baby lotion to keep their skin supple and soft. Of course, there is also the recurring diaper rash. Because babies require protection for wetness, diaper rashes are sometimes inevitable. Stock your cabinet with the rash cream that your doctor recommends. Always ask your physician. After all, they should know more about the latest products.

Aside from that, here are a few must-haves:

1. Onesies. This one-piece, snap crotch article of clothing is amazing. They come in cute colors and prints. They’re versatile as well in case you quickly need to bring your child with you for an emergency errand. Just put it underneath coats and bottoms, and you’re good to go.
2. First Aid Kit. This is probably the most important of baby basics. Put in some basic medicines, a rectal thermometer, a lubricant, some first aid cards with tips for what to do in case of an emergency, and of course, emergency numbers.
3. Diapers, of course. Be sure to stock up. Your child may be allergic to certain kinds of diapers. Try not to panic when rash breaks out. Instead, switch to another brand.
4. Sling. These are especially helpful when you like to bring your infant with you anywhere and everywhere. These are good for discreet breastfeeding as well.
5. Baby bed. Make sure that it has side guards so that your baby is kept safe even when he moves throughout the night.
6. Car seat and stroller. Many companies sell car seats that can also be converted into strollers once you get out of the car. Whatever your choice may be, your baby’s safety is a must once you bring him out of the house.

There are just so many things to know when you first have a baby. Don’t fret because help is available just about everywhere. Log online and check out the latest news. You’ll certainly be able to equip yourself with the know-how.


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