The baby is also the newest and youngest member of the family. Parenthood brings with it many ups and downs, having a baby involves a lot of changes, sleep patterns, food habits, etc. many women simply become overjoyed when they find out that they are pregnant. But at the same time it can leave you exhausted especially if you do not eat healthy and exercise right, how you take care of yourself ultimately has an impact on the growth and development of your baby.
Once your new born arrives, you have to think of a good name; many people choose to name their newborn after the grandparents, ancestors or they may pick a name that has some significance to them. Choosing the perfect name for your little one can also be quite a challenge as a name identifies you and can also affect how the child moves into adulthood. This is also why books containing baby names are so popular. Choosing the correct baby names can also influence how your child thinks and how other people think of your child. Some have unusual names while many others are given normal names. There are many books, websites that help you choose what name to choose for your baby, although many parents have shortlisted the names that they are most likely to choose, they may also choose to go through these lists to find something that they feel is the best name. You can also choose baby names based on where they originated, this could be because you originally came from that country; for example, an Asian couple living in London may choose an Asian baby name. Choosing a name can also be influenced by religious norms, for example, many Christians give their babies a second name after a rite known as baptism.
There are also many guidelines when it comes to newborn baby care. Newborns need a cradle, this is a smaller version of a full sized crib, the small quarters provide closeness and comfort, and they are also less likely to suffocate on their sheets, pillows and quilts. The small size makes it easier to move the crib to any room; this means that you can monitor your baby constantly. Clothing should be slightly loose and preferably cotton, there are one piece suits with snap fasteners which make it easier to change diapers, and clothing with wide necks makes it easier to change tops. Synthetic fabrics should be avoided as they will scratch your baby’s skin and cause rashes in warm weather. When it comes to newborn baby care, you should also add or remove layers of clothing as they are unable to regulate their body temperature. Cloth diapers now have plastic fasteners, but are hectic to clean; on the other hand disposable diapers are convenient but expensive. Newborn baby care involves baths also; full baths should only be given once or twice a week, normally a daily sponge with a soft, clean cloth and warm water should suffice. You should keep the baby’s navel dry and clean, soap should be avoided as it irritates the unhealed skin.