A Little Advice For New Parents

As a new parent you face lots of problems and issues which are required to know and overcome immediately. Newborns don’t come with an instruction book so here’s some information on some things which are required to learn about. 

Bathing your the baby: Your the baby’s umbilical cord will fall off in about one to two weeks after the’re born. Until it falls out, you must only give your child sponge baths. You may dampen a cotton ball or cotton swab with alcohol to aid dry the umbilical stump or just follow your pediatrician’s directions. You can provide him a shower in a sink or shallow tub after the stump falls off. 

Caesarian delivery:  A caesarian is normally performed to make delivery safer for you or your newborn.  C-sections may be done for a lot of different reasons including stalled labor, complicated labor, problems with the infant that could make delivery difficult, or other problems.  It won’t matter in case you deliver vaginally or by a caesarian section, you remain a mother with a gorgeous new blessing.   

Circumcision:  Plenty of doctors feel that there are lots of benefits to having your child circumcised, but it really is probably not absolutely necessary.  It might help to cut back the risk of urinary tract infections and eliminates just about any chance of penile cancer.  Circumcision is not going to cause any long-term emotional problems on your child. 

Crib death (SIDS):  many studies are done regarding SIDS.  Although the cause of SIDS has not been definitely defined, there are some correlations which have been made between SIDS and this things: 
Female babies are less likely to die from SIDS than Male Babies
The danger is bigger with premature birth
Minority children tend to be more more likely to be plagued by SIDS than non-minority children are.
More children of young, single mothers die of SIDS
Smoking in home greatly increases the danger of SIDS

Many people believe that sleeping along with your baby is okay and still let their babies sleep with them. The American Academy of Pediatrics disagrees with this and says that there is a greater risk of SIDS in babies who sleep with another person. Babies should sleep alone in the cradle or crib either next to or near an adult. you must never put pillows, blankets, stuffed animals or anything that might put your the baby in danger in their bed. 

Most pediatricians recommend that babies sleep on their back to decrease the risk of SIDS. The reason because of this is widely debated between health experts. When you have concerns please discuss with your pediatrician. You will find no dumb questions when it comes to the health and safety of your kids, so please don’t be afraid to ask for help.