Newborn Baby’s First Year – Frequently Asked Question – Here you will find all the answer which every new parent commonly asked. Being a new parent you must be having so many questions in your mind. Like how to take care of my newborn, what to do and what not do. Whether you are First time parent or experienced one you must be having some common questions, concerns, fears, worries related to about your newborn.
Below Are Questions Every First Time Parents Ask (Newborn Baby’s First Year) :
Q) How much Sleep does Newborn Baby Needs?
A) > Normally newborn baby’s sleeps up to 16 hours each day.
> You will notice that your baby is not sleeping more than 2 to 3 hours in a row.
> Sleeping habit of your baby will keep on changing as per their growing stage.
> You might need to get up less in the night as your baby sleeping pattern is changing; now they trend to sleep less in day and more in night.
For good night sleep for Moms : Please try to wake up her in afternoon, play with them , talk to them and not let them sleep more than 1 hour in a row, so that you she sleep more in night. Please note that sleep is very important for your newborn baby, as it will help in brain development.
Q) How much should a 6 month old Baby weight?
A) > Normally baby is expected to have doubled her birth weight by six months.
> You can expect your baby to triple its birth weight by about 1 year of age.
> Don’t worry a lot regarding your baby weight if he or she is active and doing daily activities well.
In case your baby weight is too low than ask your Pediatrician how to go about it.
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Q) How to Remove Newborn Baby Body Hair?
A) You must be reading lots of articles related to above subject online and must be confused whether to use Bessan uptan or Loi to remove your baby extra hair from body: Please don’t believe in this old custom. I am not against them but I don’t want to give our small little baby so much pain. What if she can’t speak it does not mean I have right to harm her. If you rub anything so hard on your body too some hair will come off but according to doctor it is hormonal and would vanish itself, so please chill.
Q) Which Massage Body Oil to use for Newborns in all seasons?
A) My baby was born in the peak summer time and I have chosen the olive oil for her after reading so many articles from internet. But after 2 weeks I saw some small red spots and rash all over her body. I immediately stop giving her massage for few days but continued giving her little bit massage without oil before bath. I changed her massage oil and start using coconut oil. You must choose massage oil as per the seasons
Best Oil to Use in Summer
Best Oil to Use in Winter
Dabur Lal Tail.
Please apply new oil at small area of baby thigh or hand for test and leave it for 24 hours to check if any reaction happened or not. Please do not give massage if baby has rash on her body.
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Q) What to use for Baby Bath – Soap or Mild Liquid Soap?
A) > Do not use soap till baby is one year old, after that mild soap can be used.
> Using soap can dry and rough the baby skin and doctor also suggests not using it.
> I have used Himalaya Herbals Gentle Baby Bath for giving her head to toe wash, it’s totally mild and tears prove. Read Bathing Safety Tips, which really helped me.
I have toddlers at home and still I am using this product and very happy with it.
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Q) How to Protect Baby Ears while Giving Bath?
A) > Please take care on your new-born baby’s ears while giving bath as water can cause infection inside the ears.
> Try to put head little bit in lower positing from back and slowly put water on head.
> Try to close ears from your fingers of one side and put water, repeat the same with other ear also.
> Don’t forget to dry her ears from towel to avoid any injection.
Q) Don’t mix your Dirt Clothes with Your Baby’s Clothes?
A) As we all make the list of things to buy before bringing are little one home from hospital. What we forget is how to use, manage and arrange those things for our newborn to give full comfort.
How do you wash your baby clothes: Lots of nappies, bibs, hanky, Onesies, Rompers and Sweaters are needed for babies in first few months. Normally till the end of the day lots of Wet clothes are collected for washing. Please do not put your and baby dirty clothes with your clothes in one Laundry Bag.
My mother in law told me to buy two different Small Laundry Bags or Plastic tubs (picture
below) to keep baby dirty clothes in room. We have kept two plastic tubs at corner of our room and put the wet nappies in one plastic tub and dry dirty clothes in another plastic tub, so that baby urine does not mix with other clothes and all of them can clean separately.
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Please note that it’s important to maintain the hygiene for babies as Elder people have body odour to bad smell. Please avoid mixing the clothes.
Q) When you can take your Newborn in Pram Outside?
A) When the baby is more than 1.5 months old and chances of getting infection from other reduce you must take her out.
But it also depends in which season your baby is born – summer or winter; according to that only please decide. In winters do not take them out as newborn can catch cold and fever very fast as their immune system is weak and also keep you also safe as child catch the cold from breastfeeding mother.
In summer make sure that you keep your baby safe from mosquito bite. Start walking with your baby in pram with mosquito net above the pram in evening and make a schedule for every evening.
Please take all the precautions and delay the time of taking your baby outside till 3 months, as their immune system is still developing.
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Q) What to Product to Use to Clean the Baby Clothes?
A) Please don’t get confused? These days’ lots of brands are selling Baby Laundry Detergent online and offline. I have done lots of research online but finally after seeing lots of review I decided not to buy those expenses baby laundry detergent. As it is not required brands are making money out of it.
You can use SOFT DETERGENT LIQUID for washing baby clothes; they keep the clothes soft and give nice smell. Very important it’s affordable and reasonable. Few brands in market are which you can try are – Godrej Ezee Detergent Liquid, Genteel Liquid etc.
Q) How to Protect Baby from Mosquito Bites?
A) Every year we hear that mosquito bites are life threatening. For Parents protecting their newborn & toddlers from mosquito bites is the biggest question.
You can buy a Mosquito Net with bedding for your newborn baby; it’s very helpful in day & night. This product is not very expensive. Easily come under the bracket of Rs. 500 to Rs. 700/- (picture)
One of my friends told me that in market there are brands who offer Mosquito Repellent for babies and it’s safe. After online research I found that we can use the repellents which contains DEET is safe for infant. You can buy Dabur Odomos Naturals Lotions or Godrej product for infants.