New Born Baby Care and Information

Having a baby in the house is a wonderful experience for parents, specially when it is your first baby. There are many questions running in the mind about the care of your baby. So in this article I have written a few points to be considered about your new born child.

Nappy Change

There are various types of choices available in nappies according to the sizes and weight of the child. The disposable nappies are more convenient, time saving, more hygienic but bit expensive as compared to the washable ones.

The baby's nappy should be often changed at least after every 2-3 hours specially after feeding. Baby wipes or warm water with cotton can be used for cleaning the baby skin. While changing the nappy, keep everything ready beforehand like a changing mat, cotton wool, lukewarm water, towel, lotion or some barrier cream and a clean nappy.

Nappy rash is very common and mostly every child have this problem. Let the air go to your baby's bottom as much as possible. Leave the baby without the nappy several times in a day. Before putting a clean nappy apply some petroleum jelly or barrier cream prescribed by the doctor. Your baby needs some cream on the bottom skin and genital area. .


Babies do not get very dirty so it depends on you and your baby, as most babies feel nervous during bath particularly during the first six weeks. You can either give bathe to your baby daily or just clean her face, hands and bottom specially if the child does not enjoy bathing. Choose a time when you would not be interrupted. Never leave your baby alone in the bathroom even for a second because it can be very dangerous.


Baby skin is very soft and delicate. So, always keep your nails and your babies nails as short as possible so that she cannot scratch herself. Nails grow very quickly so you might have to trim them twice a week. A good time to cut the nails is after a bath because the nails are very soft at that time.


Babies do not sleep in one single stretch, their waking time will be based on their feeding. Babies can sleep in noisy environment also. However, a sudden noise can wake a baby, so do not make a sudden noise in room where the baby is sleeping.

Babies sleep on their own desire. You cannot make her sleep whenever you want. Some babies sleep towards the end of her feed, while others will still remain awake. Some babies sleep in your arms or on your shoulder whereas some sleep in Carry-cot or Crib. Babies are very sharp so if you put them down they will start crying.

Babies get up at night either for night feeds, nappy change, colic or if they are uncomfortable in their clothes, so avoid tight stretch suits at night and put on proper night clothes at bed time.


Crying is the only way through which babies can communicate with you. Babies mostly cry when they are hungry or thirsty. Some babies cry while passing a stool. Nappy rash can also be the reason for crying. Your baby may even cry if she is in some pain (colic). Sleep is also one of the common cause. Babies cry even when they are tired and want to sleep. Fear can also be one of the reason for crying.

Always cuddle your baby when she is crying. Keep her close to your heart where she can hear your heartbeat. Do not panic and start howling at her, as this will not help in fact the baby will get more scared. It will take time for the baby to get accustomed to the world outside the womb. So give your baby some time to adjust.


Choosing the right time to massage your baby makes all the difference to the enjoyment of the experience. Do not massage your baby if she is tired or hungry. Perfect time for massage is 1 - 2 hours after feeding.

Massage provides physiological and emotional benefits for babies as well as means of soothing and comforting. After massage babies body becomes more relax and she gets a good sleep.

So these are points which your can keep in your mind while taking care of your young one and make them comfortable.


Author: Adesola Adeyeye13 Feb 2014 Member Level: Gold   Points : 2

This is a great resource that occurs in reality. I have witnessed this several times because I am a father with four kids. It should be noted that every family witnessed these things that ranged from changing of nappy or pampers, crying of the baby, constant washing of baby clothes e.t.c.

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