Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Keeping Your Baby Comfortable: What You Need to Know

Keeping your baby comfortable should be one of your priorities. They are very sensitive; much more sensitive than you and I. Here are a few things you should know in order to ensure your baby is as comfortable as possible:

Babies Have Sensitive Eyes

Babies have very sensitive eyes. This means you should keep really bright lights away from them, and avoid using a camera flash close to them. This is especially important for the first few weeks; I’ve heard horror stories of baby’s eyes being damaged from things like this! Make sure you take every safety precaution when it comes to your baby’s eyes.

Babies Have Sensitive Skin

You probably already know that babies have sensitive skin too. More sensitive than ours. Whether you’re bathing them or dressing them, you need to be very careful. Make sure you only use materials suitable for babies, as you don’t want to irritate them. Be careful of the products you use on them; you should research them to ensure that they are suitable for your baby and that no reactions will occur. You should even be wary of things you use in their nursery, as the smallest thing could affect them in some way.


Temperature is Important

Temperature is so important. You don’t want your baby to be too hot or too cold. You have to plan their outfits carefully, and make sure that you can easily add layers or take them away if you need to. The weather isn’t always easy to predict, so buying clothing like this is a must. Consider what you put in their cots and pushchairs too. Have blankets and covers that you can add and take away as the weather changes. Pushchair raincovers will protect them from the drizzly weather we get at this time of year.

Get Into a Routine

Get into a routine with your baby so that they pretty much know when bathtime is, bedtime is, and dinner time is. A routine will keep them comfortable and happy.

Get to Know Your Baby

Eventually, you’ll get to know your baby. You’ll know what they want corresponding to their style or cry. It sounds silly, but it’s true! Make an effort to get to know your baby and you’ll be able to keep them comfortable at all times.

Surround Them with Colours

Although baby’s eyes are sensitive, you should surround them with bright colours to help their development. This is how they learn!

Stay Calm

Your baby learns a lot from you, so make sure you stay calm. If you’re getting frazzled or in a flap, your baby will sense this and start to act the same way. Breathe deeply when something doesn’t go your way, and don’t worry about things you can’t control. Staying calm is the best way to keep your baby calm too!

Keeping your baby comfortable should be your number one priority. Much of it is common sense, but you do need to make the effort to get to know your baby, as every baby is an individual. Don’t worry too much, and learn as you go along. I hope this helps! 

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