Baby's first days at home, instruction manual

Sort family visits, rest when he sleeps and does not neglect the power of parents are key to coping with the new baby

Returning home with the baby after birthcan cause great anxiety in parents beginner. But no need to panic. Here are six tips for coping essential baby arrives successfully. Some claim that, with the help and advice of family and health professionals, the best weapons to survive in the first few weeks will be the instinct, affection and common sense of parents. And besides, are five common problems baby we should knowand how to act in each case.

Six essential tips for coping with the new baby

Learning to cope with the arrival of the baby home can be vital for many first-time parents for which there are six basic guidelines should know.

Visits from family and friends should be ordered not to disturb the baby and the couple

1.Sort the visits: Visits from family and friends to see the baby during the first few days are flattering, but sometimes also can become disruptive and stressful if not set limits and schedules. It is necessary to respect the privacy of parents and tranquility of the small,  something that will be difficult if you must continually attend to visitors.

2.Harnessing the baby sleep: The nights with a newborn can be exhausting, especially if you are breast feeding. So during the day is convenient for parents to accommodate the child's pace and take advantage of times when he sleeps to rest, and even sleep, if possible.

3.Focus on the baby: During the first weeks the infant needs all the attention and dedication of their parents and, especially, of the nursing mother. Light housekeeping, meals or legal proceedings following the arrival of ababy can be delegated to a partner or family member to help.

4.Caring food: The lack of time available to parents during the first weeks at home is the cause of that, in many cases, first-time parents neglect their diet and gain unhealthy habits like eating fast and untimely. We must try not to skip meals and not speed them up too. And, of course, ask for help from the family.

5.Take advantage of the experience of others: A mother, a brother or a friend who has been through the same situation can be helpful for new parents during the first weeks. Your experience will be very useful to learn basics of baby care, such as those on bathing, breast feeding or artificial feeding and how to soothe crying, among others.

6.No lock themselves at home: Except when directed by the specialist, once the mother and baby were discharged from the hospital, parents can go out together on a regular basis to take short walks, but always have to apply prudence and common sense to avoid unnecessary risks on the ride. These outputs would enhance the baby, the parents will assist the mother to relax and begin to lose weight after childbirth.

Instinct, love and common sense to 'survive' :
Leaving the hospital after delivery and return with the newborn child to the home is often a relief for experienced parents. However, gilts couples (55%) out number those that are not. And these need, urgently, to learn some tips for coping with the first few weeks.

The best weapon that parents have is their own instinct

The best weapon that mothers and fathers have to face the first days of your baby at home is their instinct. This, coupled with the intense daily living that experience with your child during the first few weeks are the best instructions for taking care of your baby. The prestigious British psychoanalyst Donald Woods Winnicott, who studied in depth the relationship between mother and infant, baptized

the maternal instinct with the name of "primary maternal capacity", which he described as an instinctive deployment depends neither knowledge nor intellectual capacity of the mother and that, therefore, neither be taught nor can learn.
According to this expert, this capability maternal causes every way exalt the woman to control the baby, which would lead to neglect, completely, the remaining issues.

Most common problems baby we should know:

For more than 258,000 mothers (and their partners) who gave birth in 2011 to her first child back home, instead of relief, could make a big concern and fear of not knowing how to act and react to the needs of your baby no longer able to identify any signs of danger. And is that the neonatal period, comprising the first 28 days of a baby's life, is considered by the World Health Organization as the most vulnerable stage for small. Therefore, it is advisable that new parents seek the advice and help of health professionals, both during pregnancy and during the post partum hospital stay, to solve and discuss any concerns.

The most common problems that may occur in infants during the first months and the tips on how act in each case.

1.Fever: when it detects that the baby's temperature is above 38º C,  its hould go to the pediatric ward for observation.
2.Fungi in the mouth: If there are spots or white patches (known asthrush) that cover the inside of the mouth, and sometimes his tongue, talk to your pediatrician to indicate the most appropriate treatment.
3.Vomiting and depositions: It is normal for small regurgitate some milk after feedings, but if the vomit is issued with great force in large numbers, you should go to the pediatric consultation. Meanwhile, the pace and consistency of stools are variable, but if the stool is hard as balls, the baby may be constipated, so you should see your doctor.
4.Chafing: Care must irritations of the skin covering the diaper,  produced by moisture of feces and urine.
5.Nasal obstruction: When the mucus clogging his nose, so that the baby breathe better, can be cleaned with saline and aspirate the mucus with a bulb syringe or nasal aspirator.

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