Be new dads can be challenging, especially in the first few months after the baby is born, but beyond the worry and fear of caring for a newborn, this new stage must be used to know it and form a healthy environment in which they can develop fully.
All babies love to explore the world around themThey have their own needs and demands that they place on their parents, and they need routines that match their unique abilities.
If you are new mom or dadyou will surely have already started to modify your schedules to adapt to your baby, you will have made some arrangements in your house to make it safer and you will probably have the number of the pediatrician at hand in case of an emergency.
But don’t worry, all these worries you feel are completely normal and we will share them with you below. 7 recommendations for taking care of your babyat the same time as you weave links and discover, little by little, the personality that he acquires over the months.
1. Talk to your baby
Even if you don’t believe it,babies talk too and love to talk with the people around them. When babies start to babble, it’s because they feel like it and are talking to you, so it’s a great time to have fun talking to them.
Here are some of the things you can do while talking with your baby:
- Make noises, even if they seem silly.
- Hide your face behind your hands and reappear to make the baby laugh.
- Sing him songs.
- Show and read picture books to him.
2. Let him explore
babies love to explore And you’ve probably already noticed that your baby is starting to take an interest in everything around him, for example, brightly colored toys and those that make noise.
Although it sounds unsanitary, anything babies catch ends up in their mouths, it’s because that’s how they learn about the world, however, you must be careful not to leave toys so small that they fit in their mouth or contain parts that can be detached. This can cause suffocation or choking!
3. Allow him to develop his personality
All babies, including very young ones, act very individually, for example, some are energetic and active, while others are calmer. There are calm and charming babies, and others who are very serious.
Depending on your baby’s personality, you can help him form habitsWhether it’s avoiding overstimulation if baby is naturally fussy and has trouble calming down, or avoiding busy days if baby is sensitive to changes in routine. The most important thing is to let him be and that he begins to develop some independence..
4. Remember their safety
When babies begin to have some independence, it is important to be aware of their movementssince they do not know what could endanger them.
Keeping your baby in a safe place, such as a crib or playpen, will help prevent falls, burns, poisoning, suffocation, and other injuries. Child safety in your home can also be helpful in keeping your baby safe.
5. Create a calm environment
Just like adults, babies thrive best with happy, healthy people around. Although babies are generally lovely, most dads have moments of frustration and anger. Feeling like this is common and normal.. The important thing is to learn to manage these feelings.
When you need to calm down, put the baby in a safe place, watch him and relax. You can have a cup of tea or coffee, listen to music, call a friend or relative, read or meditate. These stressful emotions are natural and will pass.
6. Do not be afraid
Most babies go through difficulties that can be very frustrating for parents, but they will overcome them quickly:
- Colic. They are not caused by anything you did. They usually go away in about 4 to 5 months.
- Sleeping troubles. Some babies will have trouble sleeping or waking up frequently during the night.
- Excessive attachment to parents. When babies don’t see certain people (including close friends and grandparents) very often, they may become frightened of them.
Although these problems disappear, they can be very annoying when they occur. Talk to your pediatrician about ideas that are helpful for you and your baby until these problems go away.
7. Ask someone else for help
Reach out to family or friends, or befriend other parents to share the experience of raising a baby. You can look for parent-baby groups, support groups, or organizations in your community where parents with common interests can meet and get to know each other. Remember you are not alonemany other parents have the same concerns as you.
Also, if you’re home with your baby every day, it’s a good idea to occasionally leave him in the care of another trusted adult. Use this time to take care of yourself or be with your partner. Sometimes parents need a break.
Caring for a baby can be difficultAfter all, babies don’t come with instructions, but over time you’ll adjust to your new routine. We hope that with these tips you will feel more comfortable and start enjoying this new stage of being a mom or dad.
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