Having a baby is very exciting and it is definitely one of the happiest moments in one’s life. However it is also scary as well, handling all of the tasks of parenting is not easy. You will need a lot of patience to learn all of the new things that you will have to do. You will need to ask for a lot of advice and help from your friends and family if you want to provide proper baby care for your child.
Your new tasks as a parent are definitely many; however you should first start this journey by learning how to do the basics of baby care.
One of the most important basic baby care tasks is changing the diapers of your newborn. Regular and proper diaper change is important so that you can maintain the proper hygiene of your child and avoid some discomfort conditions such as nappy rashes and other skin irritations.
First of all you will need to prepare a lot of diapers; you should never leave your home without diapers, since you will most likely need numerous each and every day. You should also mind what kind of diapers you purchase; some of the diapers have chemicals that can be irritating for your baby’s skin. This is why it is best that you stick with natural ones. You should also have creams and powders available all the time and even fresh clothes just in case. You have to wash and dry your baby when you are changing the diaper so that you can maintain perfect hygiene.
Feeding of course is another one of your basic baby care tasks (in Denmark we call that Babypleje til dit spædbarn ) than needs to be done very single day.
Breastfeeding is essential for the baby’s development, so you might consider doing it at least for the first several months. Then you can make the transition of bottle feeding, this transition should be gradual. When you feed your child it is best that you make eye contact and speak to the baby, so that you can show your affection and bind with your baby.
You should feed your baby a lot in the first several months, every few hours you should be prepared for feeding. And after feeding it is essential that you burp the baby, thus you will get rid of the gas in the baby’s tummy. Changing your baby's diapers (or Følsom hud bleskift as we call it in Danish) is also vital and should be paid a lot of attention.
Bath time will also come pretty fast. Though this task is not one of the daily ones, you will have to give your baby baths often. Bath time will come every other day; first of all you will have to make sure that you have everything needed in hand because it is not advisable to leave your child alone in the bath.
You should also make sure that the water is with the perfect temperature.