Welcome to the world of mothers! Although pregnancy may seem like an overwhelming task for you, your baby is not as weak as you think. Your baby has the ability to do many things and will help you become a good mother by giving signals about your needs.
Important needs for newborn babies
Right now, your baby’s main need is to eat, sleep and be comforted. She gradually understands that this world is a place that can meet her needs. Newborn babies, just like adults, have different personalities. Some babies eat and sleep more than others even at the same age. Ideally, you should adapt to your baby’s schedule as they still need to eat regularly throughout the 24 hours. It’s easy to understand when you start to burn out and wonder if you have any personal time left. You can rest assured that you will have it, but now you need to focus more on meeting your baby’s changing needs.
Take time to take care of your baby and yourself and get to know each other
Babies do not know how to play but love to explore the world with their eyes, ears and body.
Spend time talking together when your baby wants. Babies have known your voice since they were still in their mother’s womb, so hearing both parents’ voices will make them feel more comfortable.
Your baby has a good vision of about 25cm – almost the distance from your arm to your face. Be affectionate when holding your baby in your arms and they will also watch you when cuddled, talked and lullaby.
It is best to put your baby on his back to sleep. Avoid wearing too many clothes or adjusting the room temperature too high. Put all hairy supplies (like teddy bears, feather pillows) out of where your baby sleeps.
Unnecessary visitors should be restricted and do not worry too much about housework.
When your baby is 3 weeks old
By 3 weeks, you can already visualize your baby’s activity schedule and will be surprised to be able to guess what your baby needs. At this time, your baby will be able to:
Sleep less, even wake up continuously for an hour. You will notice that your baby is getting used to your face, observing each time you speak and being silent whenever you hear your voice.
Make small sounds to express the joy of talking to you. These “eah” are the source of the language and you should remember to answer them just like two people are talking.
Babies often fuss at the end of the day. It seems that this is not a step for the baby but the fact is completely opposite. As the nervous system matures, your baby will need to show their excitement when they feel the excitement of the surrounding world.
He can control his head better. Although it may not seem as weak as it used to be, your baby will still need your support when held.
There is more force in the upper body. Your baby may have lifted their head while lying on their stomach, but still needs to be placed upright while sleeping.
Like to put his hand in front of his eyes to observe. Although her hands are not in control, she can use her eyes to observe and learn about surrounding objects.
Sleep from 3 to 4 hours at a time. If you sleep more, wake up your baby to feed him.
When your baby is 2 months old
You will still have to predict your baby’s life cycle, but your baby’s sleep and feeding schedule has become more stable. As your baby gets used to cradle, he will behave like a doll. Babies will use smiles to show their actions, “talk” a lot and are happy to see you.
You will also notice the following characteristics in babies:
Parents are more likely to silence babies than strangers.
Keep an eye on you and your favorite ones, especially before and after eating.
Control the head better, as long as the baby is held still in the hand.
Prefer to be carried on the shoulders or sit up straight with supported armpits.
Put your hands on your hands and lift your head up while lying face down. Should regularly put your baby in this position to practice the neck and shoulders.
Suddenly rolling from stomach to back.
Straighten yourself and open your hands more.
Accidentally grasping his other hand and feeling it for himself. Toys are also gradually becoming part of the baby’s life.
Your baby will fuss more often at the end of the day and may put you under stress. You should ask your husband or someone you trust to help you. Carrying a baby even when your baby is not harassing will help reduce the amount of time they fuss. This stage is also a good time to observe your baby’s actual eye color. In addition, babies are very plump at the age of two months, and even have a lump in the neck or thigh. This is a sign that the baby is being well fed. You should also be prepared to take your baby for regular checkups at the clinic!