Here are 13 mistakes makes by New Parents in Baby’s First Year.
Don’t make wrong decision which can affect your Baby Growth & Development in Baby’s First Year. This blog will help you not to repeat the same mistakes which other parents do.
> Giving up Breastfeeding too Early :-
Do you know that for a mother breastfeeding is the best way to connect with their newborn baby? Some women’s enjoy this phase of motherhood and some don’t. Giving up breastfeeding should not just be yours choice, you should consider your baby health and wish too. For newborn babies breastfeeding is only way to get warm, love & affection from their mother.
As doctor advice, mothers should not stop breastfeeding their baby till they turn 6 months old. If you wish you can feed your baby till they turn toddler (two-year old). They are many benefits of mother milk which keeps baby health and infection free.
Many moms think to stop feeding because they are worried about their fitness and think that breastfeeding will affect their beautiful personality. But it’s not true, do you know that breastfeeding burn calories and help in reduce the weight.
Therefore before taking the harsh decision of stopping the breastfeeding, just think about those women’s who are struggling and trying their best to breastfeed their babies.
> Allowing People to Touch your Infants :-
I know it’s difficult and little bit rude to tell people not to touch your newborn baby. I am not saying that you keep your baby away from your Family Members, Relatives or Friends. You must know that infant babies are prone to catches the germs & infections very fast.
So, try to keep your infant baby away from lots of people till they turn 3 months old. Please buy hand sanitizer and keep at home from the first day. Tell people to touch baby after using the hand sanitizer.
> Introducing Bottle to Breastfeed Baby at 1 to 2 Weeks :-
Please don’t be in hurry to introduce or put your baby on bottle feed. Normally people say to wait till infant turns 4 to 6 weeks old.
The biggest mistake new parents does is that they put their infant babies on bottle feed. Normally they do that in night and the reason behind is because they want to have good sleep. As breastfeed babies trends to wake up in every 2 to 3 hours for feed as compare to babies who are on bottle feed. Bottle feed babies sleep around 5 to 6 hours in one row because of full stomach.
Friends, I just want to tell you that my friend has also done the same mistake and the outcome was that her baby refused to take the breastfeed and jump over the bottle feed. Because for babies bottle feed is easy to have as compare to breastfeed. After that she tried lots of things and adapt many methods but her baby just refused it.
So, just for the sake of good sleep, don’t introduce or put your infant baby of Bottle Feed. Kindly wait for minimum one month before introducing it or use an alternative for giving feed.
> Not Giving Burp after Breastfeed or Bottle Feed :-
Giving burp to your baby after breastfeed or bottle feed will help the baby in good digestion. As they say there is no perfect rule behind it but giving burp is the way parents can figure out that baby has taken good amount of milk. And it will not take more than 5 minutes of yours.
Normally Breastfeeding Babies does not need much burping as compare to Bottle Fed Babies. The reason behind is, that Babies who are on Bottle Fed trend to swallow more air during feeding.
Read our article for information on burp – Burping Newborn Baby: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
> Overprotective towards your Baby :-
Loving your baby or kid is not wrong but over doing anything is wrong. All parents are overprotective about their kids in some way but are you overdoing it. Sometimes parents do not understand that over protecting their kid will affect the personality, growth & development of their kid later.
Below are few ways parents are Overprotective their Baby’s First Year:-
Not letting them to cry & fall,
Does not allow them to interact with new people around him
Not allow them to play freely inside the house and outside
Constantly keep an eye on them etc
Let your baby and kids to grow the way they want. Let them enjoy their life and be a part of it. Enjoy parenthood !
> Ignore Baby Safety Measures to Home :-
When your baby starts rolling and crawling, it’s the first sign that you should gear up yourself. This is the very crucially time when parents role come in regarding making safe house for your baby. Don’t forget to cover electrical points and wires, sharp corners of furniture and create vacant space inside the house.
Read our article for information on Safety Precautions – Safety Precautions for Walking and Crawling Babies
> Buying too many Clothes at One Time :-
This happiness of becoming a parent makes us so happy that we start shopping for too many things at a time, without looking at our pockets and wardrobe. It’s good to buy goods for your babies but no need to overdo it. Don’t run and buy everything for your baby because may be your friends, relatives & family members will give you same items as a gift.
This will create a mess and sooner you will be short of space to keep baby things at home. So make a rule to buy things when it’s needed the most. It will help you in saving money too.
> Oral Problems in Babies :-
Do you know that baby around 6 months of age may need Oral help? Your baby can be having a problem in teethes at the time first tooth erupts till last one. Some babies develop tooth decay too early when their teeth and gums are exposed to liquid and other foods for long periods.
Whenever you saw some symptoms which show your baby is having oral problem, please contact some child dentist. Just remembers that bad oral care can lead to infections & diseases. Therefore, take precautions before it get too late.
> Background Check on Baby Caretaker :-
Sometime you are in, so hurry to keep helper or baby caretaker that you forget to do background check. I know that it’s difficult to find those people but it does not mean that you forget your duty. Always before hiring any one for your little one, check his or her papers, do police verification, where they stay and other required documents as per your area. Talk to people around the place where they live.
Please remember one things they can harm your baby behind you or due to unhygienic condition they can transfer the germs or infection to baby. Be careful ….
> Forcing Baby for Potty Training :-
I know it’s important for you to plan or start your baby potty training. This will help your baby when he or she will go to play school. But do you know that forcing your baby for potty training too early can develop scared feeling in your baby.
Wait till your baby has its full control on his body and able to sit on pot comfortable.
> Ignoring Yourself :-
This is the most common mistakes made by every new mom. We all get so much involved in our baby’s world that we forget to take care of yourself. I have done the same mistake and now i regret that. Taking care of yourself does not mean that you are not taking good care of your newborn. You just have to take out sometime for yourself to relax, enjoy tv, going out for small shopping on weekends, meeting friends & having good time at parlour. These are few ways you can take care of yourself. And by doing this you will reduce the chance of getting Postpartum Depression.
> Not using Car Seat :-
Many parents don’t realize that buying a car seat is very important for your baby safety. By buying it you are ensuring your baby safety while travelling. Car seat saves your baby and kids from accidents and injuries while travelling. Also, it will help you to take your baby for long journey.
Car seats are almost a necessity for babies who are under the age three years. In market you will find the car seat for babies from 3 months old onwards. Choose the right car seat according to your requirement and install it properly.
> Not giving proper treatment to Babies in High Fever :-
Don’t get nervous and don’t get confused. You just need to give right treatment to your baby. As baby fever goes above 102 degree, start putting the cold packs immediately on forehead; don’t wait for fever to increase. Always keep an eye on Symptoms which can be dangerous. Please read our below blog…