Taking care of a newborn baby can be stressful for first-time parents. There is a lot of information to take in, and in this article, we are going to look at some important parts of newborn care.
Although newborns can’t talk, they have many ways to let us know that they need something and this is called a cue. An example of a newborn cue is the action of a newborn putting their fist close to their chest or mouth.
The baby might also actually put their fist in their mouth. These actions mean that the newborn is hungry.
Newborn babies need to eat many times a day. Easy ways to figure out if the baby is eating enough is if you are hearing swallowing while they eat, as well as if they are growing noticeably bigger and gaining weight.
Sleeping is another area in which a newborn is going to need a lot of attention. A newborn wakes up frequently throughout the night to eat, but also just to be with you. To put the baby back to sleep you are going to want to stay with it. The baby will go to sleep easier with the parent nearby.