It is true that the love for your baby cannot be matched to love for anybody else. Every parent wants to grow their child with utmost care and in a hygienic environment. There are several things that you can do to help your baby live a happier and healthier childhood. Few of the many things that one should know are as follow –

 

Baby Bathing

Bathing your baby correctly matters a lot to maintain the hygiene of the baby and to keep the baby away from infections. If you are a first time parent, it can be a big challenge for you as well. Before bathing your baby, you should make sure that the temperature of the water is neither too hot, nor too cold as the skin of a new born is extremely sensitive. Moreover, the baby has to be held correctly and should not be more than an arm distance away from the one who is bathing the baby. In fact, if you clean the baby properly daily, you can just make the baby bathe 3-4 times a week.

 

Use of a Pacifier

A pacifier truly makes the life of the parents easier as it helps in keeping the baby quiet, making them sleep, helps in non – nutritive sucking and many more. But, it is also important to understand that there are many problems associated with it. One of the most important points is that it delays the speaking ability of the children. This is because the baby likes to stay comfortable with the pacifier and does not make attempts to speak.

 

Thumb Sucking

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Thumb sucking is a problem which most of the babies suffer from. It is extremely unhygienic and the chances of infections in the babies increase to a great extent. It is advisable to make the baby use a pacifier to avoid thumb sucking, but it also very important to understand the limit with which the pacifier should be used. Otherwise, this trick can work against you as we have already told cons about Pacifier.

 

There are several other things that have to be taken care of while raising a baby. It is important to understand what a baby care and when the baby needs it. Once this skill is mastered, half your problem is solved. How much ever you may read, such things just keep coming to you as your baby grows. After all, nobody can understand the baby better than a parent.