Baby care tips for first-time dads
Are you going to be a father soon? Congratulations! But remember that in addition to happiness, fatherhood comes with many responsibilities and challenges. As the country prepares to celebrate Father’s Day 2020, we share a few tips to help you face first-time fatherhood. Continue reading. Also Read – Dermatologist Has Recommended Tips To Take Care Of Your Baby’s Skin During The Winter Season
Father’s Day is celebrated around the world to honor fatherhood, paternal ties, and the influence of fathers on society. Different countries celebrate it at different times of the year, but mostly in March, May and June. In India every year on the third Sunday in June we celebrate Father’s Day, which will be tomorrow (June 21st). I wish you all fathers and future fathers a very happy fathers day in advance. Also Read – A Perfect Scalp And Hair Care Routine For Your Little One
Dear fathers-to-be, being a father is not as easy as it looks. You should be well prepared for your upcoming new role. You need to learn some fatherhood skills before your child is born. Here are some tips that can make your journey to fatherhood easier and smoother. Also Read – Father’s Day 2020: 6 Tips For New Fathers To Connect With The Baby
During the time of work and delivery
You are likely to be nervous if your partner goes into labor. You already have to worry about her thinking about the ordeal she will have to go through during the delivery. Taking a prenatal class can help you learn the basics of pregnancy and prepare you and your partner for the birth of your baby. Learn about the stages of labor, learn about pain relief measures for the expectant mother, and take a pre-tour of the work and delivery area. Experts say the better you know what to expect during labor, the more relaxed you will be when it happens.
When the baby finally arrives
Usually, the first time fathers and mothers do not know how much or how often to feed the newborn. What you should know is that a baby’s stomach is very small and the volume of milk required for the first few days of life is quite small. The portion sizes should be increased gradually.
A one-day-old newborn’s stomach is about the size of a marble and can only hold about a teaspoon of milk. On day 10, it grows about the size of a large egg and can hold about four tablespoons of milk. If the baby continues to be fussy even after feeding, burp and offer the breast or bottle again.
How to Prepare a Bottle
If breastfeeding is not enough and the use of a bottle is required, learn how to prepare a bottle before you get your little one home from the hospital. Whether you are using a bottle warmer or heating it by some other method, it is important to heat the bottle to around 98.5 degrees Fahrenheit. You can use a food thermometer or the temperature monitor on your bottle warmer to measure it. Before you leave the hospital, improve your skills so you don’t have to wake your wife / partner at midnight.
It’s time to change your baby’s diaper
Make sure your baby doesn’t stay in a wet or dirty diaper for too long as this can lead to diaper rash. Also, potty training may be more difficult later on. If it’s a girl, be careful while wiping the piss or stool. Her private parts should be wiped front to back to prevent fecal matter from getting into her genital area. Be ready to handle the dirty diapers and dispose of them properly.
Published: June 20, 2020, 12:38 p.m.