The possibility that babies become healthy teens and adults will depend to a large extent on how we educate them, protect them, and address their most pressing needs. Here are some tips for taking care of your baby.
Breastfeeding is more than a choice: it is an important decision that will have a great impact on the health of your baby. Regardless of how long you can do it, the recommendation of the World Health Organization is to do it until 2 years. The fact is that few children reach this age when breastfed, but WHO indicates that even after two years of age breast milk remains an excellent contribution of calories and nutrients.
It is also important that you start your child in food based on vegetables and vegetables, instead of sweet fruits.From six months on, vegetables should form part of the baby’s diet, complementing breast milk.
There is nothing wrong with the basics: slapping and hiding are games that have been used for years to entertain babies as they help their brains develop. Your child will respond to stimulation and enjoy the interaction.
Through play, babies begin to learn what can and can not be done with objects around them, experiencing and discovering through action. It gives the baby pleasure and satisfaction to see that he can manipulate his environment and obtain answers from the parents, for example, when he throws an object to the ground and is returned. That pleasure will make the baby have the energy and the illusion to look for new interactions and to repeat them. Thus, the game to yuda to acquire habits like perseverance, so important for the intellectual development.
It is essential to establish a sleep routine, both at night and at the time of siesta. The importance of napping is proven, as babies who are very tired have more difficulty falling asleep and tend to wake up more often at night.Prepare a sleep calendar and begin to establish it after two weeks of the baby’s life. At first, it may not be feasible, but if you maintain the routine, the baby will get accustomed to proper rest.
Sunscreen is not recommended for children under 6 months of age. It is therefore essential that you keep your child in the shade until you can protect him from the negative effects of the sun.
Most babies between 4 and 15 months of age experience diaper rash. It is possible to notice more when babies begin to eat solid foods and manifest with rashes, peeling, granites, blisters, ulcers, etc. The best treatment is to keep the skin clean and dry. Make sure your child is completely dry after a diaper change and leave him without a diaper as long as possible.