Tips to help:
- Have a routine for your child, allowing time for daily activities such as breastfeeding (or formula feeding if better for your family), eating, diaper changing, sleeping, and tummy time. Also give regular baths (not necessarily every day).
- Use extra time to learn about parenting and child development. This can also help you to learn about upcoming needs of your baby.
- Help your child get medical and well-child visits on time.
- Pay attention to your baby’s behavior, and stimulate all his senses by exposing him to different environments.
- Help your baby develop good physical, social, and mental health by playing with him, doing public activities, and having play dates.
- Make your home safe and follow safety practices.
- Use love, affection, and creative redirecting, instead of punishing. As she grows into a toddler, she may need a lot of positive parenting and discipline to develop positive behaviors and skills.
Newborns have many behaviors that seem unusual but are usually nothing to worry about!
- Get hiccups.
- Startle easily.
- Cross their eyes.
- Tremble when crying.
- Strain when making a bowel movement.
- Burp a small amount of milk after feeding.