As a mother of four children, most of my friends who are going to be first-time mothers
always come to me for advice. Well, instead of giving advice to individual people, I’ve
decided to create an entire article dedicated to making your life easy when taking care
of your newborn.
Be sure to read through the entire thing to find some simple and easy tips.
Have Your Husband Install the Car Seat
A baby car seat is mandatory in almost all countries in the world. In fact, there are laws
that prohibit parents from transporting their children if there is no car seat installed just
That being said, putting one in your vehicle is not as easy as placing it on top of the rear
car seat. It requires a more intricate and technical installation and it can be quite
cumbersome to do.
For this reason alone, have your husband install the car seat. I promise you that your
life will be so much easier when you have them give you a hand on this one.
Talk to Your Baby
Talking to your baby is a must but the traditional baby talk will not be the best way for
you to communicate with your newborn. Instead of incoherent words, talk to them like
you normally would.
Even if your baby is not going to completely understand what you are saying, they are
going to know what you mean just by judging at the tone of your voice. If you talk to
them normally, they might end up emulating your words much quicker than doing the
Teaching Them Not to Bite
Relatively young babies (under 12 months) are still trying to figure out and adapt to the
world around them. They mainly use their mouths to distinguish different things. When
your baby starts to grow some teeth, they might want to test it on you.
This is certainly something that happened to me many times before but what I did to
make sure that my baby gets my point that it is painful when done on you is that I would
immediately say “NO” to them when they start chomping on my arm.
This resulted in a surprised baby and it would almost certainly make them cry. After a
few moments, I would then grab my baby and soothe them by kissing them or by
humming their favorite tunes until they calm down.
I had to do this a couple of times, but sure enough, they will understand why you’d have
to do it.
Your Emotions Can Affect Your Baby
After I gave birth to my first baby, my husband was the one who changed the diaper for
the first time. Of course, since we were first-time parents back then, we did not know
what to do.
During the process, my baby kind of discharged a yellow spray that hit them both. My
husband didn’t know what to do and got frazzled. Then, a nurse came by to see what’s
going on and reassured us that it is just normal.
So, she gave us pointers on how to change diapers more effectively and that really
calmed us down. Just when the once-heated situation was diffused, our baby calmed
down as well.
That’s when I learned that your emotions can also affect your baby in a profound way.