There is so many information about a newborn. but there area few things that I wished if I know it before I have my first baby. because when an unexpected thing happens to my baby, my feeling gets hurt. I assume that happens for all new parents.
Baby may be, well, a little funny-looking.
When I had my first baby I surprised how he looks like. Heis not as I imagined a beautiful child. his head was smooshed from his journey through the birth canal and his body cover with fine hair called lanugo. His eyes are often shut. But after a week he becomes the beautiful baby. So just be ready for some smooshed ears, puffy eyes, and flaky skin for the first week or so.
Newborns sleep a lot, but Not for long periods.
For me, it was boring when my son was sleeping almost all the time. He only woke up if he was hungry. He was noisy when he woke up crying at night. So, you need to know that newborn Pretty much will be sleeping in 1-2hour stretches about 5-10 times a day. Baby in his first three months needs to eat every 2-3 hours, so you will not get too much sleep.
You will surprise when I tell you that newborn’s fingernails are like little daggers that will scratch their adorable little cheeks.
When my son first born, I used to put some little goumi mitts (or socks) on his little hands to keep him safe from scratching himself. Cutting his nails with a pair of nail clippers was very difficult at first. To be honest with you, I bit my son’s nails off when he was first born. But do not worry if your child scratched himself. The scratches will fade, and for the most part, you will never see any reminder that they were ever there.
You will not see your baby’s smile right away.
It was rarely that I saw my son smiling in his first weeks. That made me feel despair. I was thinking that I have an unhappy child. But I felt good when my mother told me that little baby will usually only smile when they’re sleeping. When my son grew up a little and he started to smailing and chatting it up with me in goo’s and gah’s, my heart melted again and again. So don’t worry when seeing your new baby seem sad.
Newborns need to be swaddled.
baby needs to feel something similar to the tightness and security of the womb. Swaddled keep your baby from being disturbed by his own startle reflex, and it can help him stay warm and toasty. My son like to be swaddled when he was little. It made him relax and sleep better.
keep your baby from being disturbed by his own startle reflex, and it can help him stay warm and toasty. My son like to be swaddled when he was little. It made him relax and sleep better.
Baby skin and acne.
When l saw my son’s skin has acne in it, it breaks my heart. But I know Later that it will not last forever. Baby’s skin is very sensitive and it needs more care. I wrote a post in baby skin care, click here.