Congratulations! You've brought new life into this world and now you have your very own newborn! Terrific. But along with the excitement, there is so much to learn about being new parents. A newborn is a defenseless, needy, hungry and crying little creature, that needs all the love, attention and support you can give it. There are so many tricks and tips handed down over the years of how to take care of newborn babies. Here is a collection of 10 things you should know when taking care (as a primary or secondary caregiver) of a newborn baby.
How to Pick Up a Newborn Baby
Newborns are so delicate, it doesn't hurt to learn a bit about the right way to pick them up, supporting their fragile heads and little neck while the baby still can't support them itself.
How To Hold A Newborn Baby
Much the same as picking up, it pays to know how to hold a baby in the correct way, giving it all the support required while not causing it any undue distress.
The Newborn checklist
Just got home with your newborn and you're frantic about all the things you probably have to do? Don't fret. Here's a checklist to help you make sure you've covered all your bases.
How To Change Your Newborn's Nappy
No one likes to change a nappy, but unfortunately, this is now a big part of your life, so here are a few tips to make this messy procedure a little less messy and dirty while making sure you do it the right (and quickest) way.
How to Position A Baby For Sleep
When newborns sleep, they can spend hours in one position. If they are not put down correctly for sleep, they can injure themselves or just be uncomfortable - which means you won't be sleeping! So here is some advice regarding the proper procedure.
How to Calm a Crying Baby
"Waaaa!" Babies know no other way to communicate with you and to tell you they want or need something. Sometimes, however, they will just continue crying, that's when it pays to know some tactics to calm down that crying baby.
Clothing Advice For Newborns
How do you dress a newborn? What are the best clothes to make them feel warm, loved and comfortable? Here are a few tips you should listen to before deciding.
How To Burp Your Baby After a Feed
After eating, it's a good idea to burp your baby or they will eventually get uncomfortable and cry due to the gasses building up in their tiny body. Here's how you do it.
How to Introduce Your Toddler to Your Newborn
If your newborn is not your first child, you probably know this word of advice. But how to introduce this new baby into the household where a toddler formerly reigned supreme? Here's some advice.
How To Trim Your Baby's Nails
It can be a bit scary doing things with your newborn that might harm them, especially with sharp scissors! That's why you should take some tips on how to hold your baby and how to trim their nails in the easiest, quickest way possible.