by Ila Asthana
Newborn babies are full of surprises. Nonetheless, they are certain facts about newborn babies that are irrefutable
The wait is over. The bundle of joy of your life has arrived in style. Congratulations on the arrival of your little munchkin. It’s time to hold your baby in your arms and enjoy the roller-coaster ride of parenthood. Your baby is the prince or princess of your life. So special and irreplaceable part of your heart. All newborn babies are unique and have its own graph of growth. However, there are lots of common features that reflect in all newborn babies. Scroll along to learn about the 10 facts that you should know about newborn babies.
1. Intermittent and unpredictable sleep cycles:
Yes, newborn babies sleep a lot, but with intermittent and unpredictable break in the sleep cycle is just so common. With breastfeeding in every two to three hours, babies have just two jobs to accomplish in the first three months, really- sleep and drink milk. Most doctors advise new parents to practice a set pattern of sleep cycle.
2. Filled with emotions:
Most of us think or believe that newborns don’t understand anything. But the truth is, newborn babies are equally if not more expressive. You just need to spend more and more time to understand their feelings, likes and dislikes.
3. Sponge bath in the early days:
4. Never fear to touch the soft spot:
Most new and first-time mothers always fear to touch the soft spot on the baby’s head. They are scared to comb that part called fontanelle. The spot typically pulsates because it is directly over the blood vessels of the brain. But, mommas, listen up! It is okay to touch the spot gently.
5. Scoop the poop:
Yes, like it or hate it, you got to scoop the poop of your little one constantly. Newborn poops nearly thirteen times. If this is what your little one is doing for the first few months, please do not worry. This is just as natural as it can get!
6. Newborn’s hair loss:
7. Swaddle your baby:
It is important to swaddle the baby in your arms more than in a crib. Snugly wrapping a baby helps strengthen the bond.
8. Constantly listening:
Did you know, your baby is constantly listening to your heart beat? Yes, and that’s the reason why, it is said that, pregnant women must talk to their babies when in the womb. Once they are out, mothers should constantly talk and interact with their babies. Babies have the active listening capability and can recognize their mother’s voice.
9. No tears in baby’s eyes:
Newborn babies do not shed tears until a few weeks or months. It is estimated that, tears begin only after three weeks of the birth.
10. Burping is essential:
Whether it is breastfeeding or bottle-feeding, they would certainly get little bubbles in their tummies that is needed to come out. Hence burping is essential for the bubbles to exit the body and ease their discomfort. Some pediatricians also advise to burp the baby when they are half way through the feeding process.
Every child is unique and has its own way of expressing itself. Have patience and learn what is good and bad for your little one.
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