10 Baby Care Skills Every New Mother Should Master

As much as a newborn brings joy, it brings an equal amount of responsibility as well. New parents usually go through a bumpy ride when taking care of a baby, which involves issues like lack of sleep, soothing the baby, and feeding. Be ready for drastic changes in your lifestyle and remember that the first giggle of your little one makes the struggles you go through worth it. We did some research which led us to put together a list of things that can be beneficial for new parents.

1. How to hold a baby

10 Baby Care Skills Every New Parent Should Master

When our babies are first handed over to us, most of us don’t quite know how to hold them yet. There is always that fear, especially for first-time parents, that you’re not holding this tiny, little baby correctly. And it is very important that you handle them with care.

The neck of the child is the most delicate and when picking them up you should keep your hand under their head. Since the baby can’t physically support their head by themselves, the task is yours to make sure you are always holding the baby right – one hand under the head and the other under the hips.

You also have to be careful of the soft spots on the head of the newborn. Touching these should be avoided as much as possible. In order to provide the utmost protection and make your baby feel safe, always keep them close to your chest.

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