A happy, content and well-balanced baby: that's what all parents wish for. Of course, every child brings with birth own personality and individual traits. But as different as the little ones are, it is also easy to give you a good start in life. The five most important tips for newly-baked parents:
1. Proximity gives the baby security
Nine months, the baby can feel Mama's warmth, hear her heartbeat and feel a lot of security. No wonder the little ones feel most comfortable when they give you that feeling of security. When wearing a sling, at the loving baby massage or at the daily cuddle hour: Babies love pats and body contact. By the way: Optimally, your child is also very close to you at night. This does not have to be in the parents' bed - even if the baby bed is in the bedroom, the baby feels the closeness of the parents. (Incidentally, the short distance is also an advantage during nocturnal breastfeeding!).
2. Breast-feeding is good for mom and baby
Breastmilk is a true all-rounder. It is the healthiest diet for babies in the first six months, protects against allergies and has a positive effect on child development well into childhood. Breastfeeding is the natural way to continue the unique bond between mom and baby even after birth. The mother also benefits from breastfeeding, because it promotes the regression and breastfeeding women are usually able to rejoice faster over their old weight.
3. Too much excitement stresses
Do not overcharge your little one. Dare to confine the rush of visitors after the birth and to get used to the new family situation on a small scale. Even later, less is more. A constantly running TV, every day a different baby course, constant excursions: This over-stimulates the baby. If, on the other hand, you allow a newborn to arrive at peace in the world and slowly get used to his new life, ultimately the parents will benefit as well.
4. Rituals give security
A bedtime lullaby, a shared cuddling after a change of clothes, a daily afternoon walk: children love the same, ever-recurring processes. Parents may find this boring, but the little ones great because it structures their small, new world and gives them security and familiarity. It is also nice when dad and baby have a common ritual, eg bathing or putting to bed.
5. Do something good for yourself
Only satisfied parents have satisfied babies. Treat yourself from time to time very deliberately short breaks and everyday getaways. This can be a relaxing full bath, a little shopping, an evening for two. Tip for Stillmamis: How about a night without getting up? If you pump out a milk ration and your partner takes over the nightly feeding on the weekend, you can once again sleep in peace and recharge your batteries. A blessing that will give you unforeseen powers!