New parents face many problems and problems that they hope to understand and resolve soon. Unfortunately, newborns don’t have textbooks, so here are some topics you might want to know about.
Bathing your baby: Until your baby’s umbilical cord falls off after one to two weeks after birth, bathe with a sponge. A cotton swab soaked in alcohol can help dry the umbilical cord, or follow your pediatrician’s instructions. Once the stump is removed, you can bathe it in a shallow bathtub or tub.
Cesarean delivery: A cesarean delivery is usually done to make the delivery safer for you and your baby. A cesarean delivery can be performed for a variety of reasons including obstructed labor, complicated delivery, baby problems that can make labor difficult or other problems. It doesn’t matter if you were born vaginally or by caesarean section, you are still a mother with new beautiful blessings.
Circumcision: Many doctors agree that there may be some benefits to circumcision, but it may not be absolutely necessary. This can help reduce the risk of urinary tract infections and eliminate the possibility of penile cancer. Circumcision does not cause long-term emotional problems for your child.
Dying in cribs (SIDS): Several studies have been conducted on SIDS. Although the cause of SIDS has not been determined with certainty, several links have been made between SIDS and the following:
- Boys are more likely to die from SIDS than girls
- Prematurity makes it more likely
- Minority children are more affected by it than non-minorities
- More children of young single mothers died from it
Children who live in the same household with one or more smokers are at a higher risk
Some people say that sleeping with your baby can reduce the risk of SIDS, but the American Academy of Pediatrics disagrees with this statement and goes on to say that there is a greater risk of SIDS in babies who sleep together.
Sleeping on your back is what most pediatricians recommend for children to reduce the risk of SIDS. The reason is widely discussed among health experts. If you have concerns, talk to your pediatrician.