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For many parents both new and existing experienced parents baby care is anything but joyful. The reason many people hate much of the care involved with an infant is because requires knowledge, patience and its labor intensive. You need to be around and looking after your baby 24/7 which leaves no time for anything else in your lives. However, if you know what you need to do and you are prepared for it in advance the whole transition to becoming a parent is not very painful.

When it comes to baby care there is no shortage of misconceptions that people have about caring for babies. One of the most common misconceptions is that newborn babies should not be exposed to sunlight as it can damage their skin or even cause cancer. However, the fact is that this is not true, as a matter of fact taking your newborn for an early morning walk is the best way to keep them both warm and happy. The body in the presence of sunlight helps it produce a number of vitamins which are essential to the proper growth and health of your child.

Use Mild Creams

If you see that your baby’s skin is becoming dry then the best way to deal with it is to use a mild cream. Using a good quality cream during the dry season will mean that your kid’s skin remains soft and healthy. You should check the cream’s label to ensure that it is free from chemicals and other harsh substances. You can also purchase baby cream which is intended for newborn babies who develop rough and flaky skin after a few week of birth. Make sure that your baby’s skin is always clean and dry since dampness and dirt when combined can cause a number of mild skin issues such as nappy rash.

An important part of any baby care routine is to ensure that you know how to pick your baby up correctly. You need to know proper handling of the baby’s head and body since a wrong move can be harmful to your kid. By not holding your baby’s head correctly you can in fact also cause brain damage which takes forever to recover from. You need to hold the neck very tenderly and ensure that it does not shake. A shaking neck can possibly cause a blockage of oxygen.

Always make sure that your hands are clean prior to handling your baby. Tha'ts a very important and vital aspect of baby care (or Babypleje til dit spædbarn as we know it in Danish)Babies tend to be extra sensitive to all types of germs and bacterium so make sure that they are always clean. Bacteria and germs can also appear if you don't change your kid's diaper often. In Danish, that's called Følsom hud bleskift . If you have visitors who want to touch the baby make sure that they wash their hands prior to touching your kid. You should never back down from ensuring that your baby is always safe and protected. While there are hundreds of manuals and books written on baby care the emphasis apart from the right handling technique should be on giving your baby some tender love and care.


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