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Newborn Care

Caring for your infant starts right after birth.  Use the information given in this section on newborn care to understand which aspects need your urgent attention once you and your baby are home and address them through doing responsive parenting. The initial few days after birth are very important for your newborn in terms of taking care of aspects related to feeding, burping, sleeping, changing of their nappies, etc. Newborns are most fragile creatures and need tender loving care and attention from their parents and caregivers right from the start. According to research, babies who are neglected in terms of not being feed and cleaned on time or who are left alone for long develop developmental and emotional problems. Also, SID (sudden infant death syndrome) is also a threat that is present in the first few months. That’s why parents and caregivers need to give enough time and attention to a newborn absolutely.

Does Rapid Weight Gain Have Negative Consequences for My Baby? Promotion of Faster Weight Gain in Infants Born Small for Gestational Age. Is There an Adverse Effect on Later Blood Pressure?

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Fast Weight Gaining have Negative Consequences on My Baby

Some studies have shown that babies who are small for their gestational age have higher cardiovascular health risks than those born with adequate weight and height. Some experts encourage measures that promote postnatal growth in an effort to reduce these effects. However, there is evidence that increasing postnatal nutrition in premature infants actually raises rather…

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How Do Hats Made of Cotton or Wool Affect Infants’ Body Temperature? The Effect of Wool vs. Cotton Head Covering and Length of Stay with the Mother Following Delivery on Infant Temperature.

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Hats Made of Cotton or Wool Affect Infants’ Body Temperature

The materials from which baby’s clothes are made is not a minor concern, particularly concerning head coverings. Why? The brain of a baby represents 12 percent of its body weight, and the head is a major source of heat during infancy. It is, therefore, important to keep the baby’s head protected from the cold, especially when…

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Coming Home with Your Newborn: What You Need to Know

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Coming Home with Your New Born: What Do Your Need to Know?

The baby is finally here after nearly nine months of waiting. You cannot wait to take the baby home. But now that the baby is out in the world, the newborn may keep you so busy that you don’t even have time to scratch your head. No matter how many books about parenting you read…

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Why Sunlight Exposure Is Beneficial for Your Newborn

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Sunlight Exposure is Beneficial for Your Newborn
Sunlight Exposure is Beneficial for Your Newborn

Direct sunlight is very important for all living organisms because it affects their growth and development. Sunlight—and exposure to early morning sunlight in particular—helps the skin receive beneficial nutrients like vitamin D, which plays an important role in maintaining one’s health and vitality. As part of responsive parenting, pregnant women should get adequate sunlight exposure…

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