I have made a point of telling new fathers that it’s “normal” for moms to bond to babies before they do.
While it helps to have friends or relatives assist you in taking care of the baby, what begins as a 5-minute visit can easily stretch to an hour or more.
Once parents start tummy time, lots of questions come up. How long should it last? How many times a day should we do it?
Cleaning this area often makes parents nervous. I recommend two things to make this easier.
When a person’s stomach fills with food, it triggers a reflex that stimulates peristalsis.
Parents often assume that babies are constipated if they strain or cry when they poop.
The medical name for a baby’s soft spot is called the anterior fontanel. This is an opening between the bones of the skull.
Umbilical hernias are caused by a weakness in the ring of muscles that surround the belly button.
Once you take your baby home, you should take rectal temperatures if you’re concerned that the baby is sick or has a fever.
A baby’s head will take on an unusual shape if he spends more time sleeping with his head in one direction.
Never leave the baby alone in this position, even for a second, or she may roll over and hurt herself.
During the healing process, it’s common for the glans to develop small yellow patches.
If the baby’s eyes are constantly out of balance or wander after 6 months of age, see a pediatric ophthalmologist.
There are a few tricks that you can do to make tummy-time easier for your baby.