Posts Tagged ‘Baby Care and Baby Health Techniques’


Everyone has some particular personal knowledge to inform from their child-rearing days. They want to be sure you benefit from their experience. That is not bad. Just listen carefully; some of what they say is not appropriate for today.

Many people continue to use vasoline petroleum jelly for a variety of baby care needs. Honestly, it did not kill us. But we know more about petroleum products now than we did when many of my siblings were babies. Today petro products are not often recommended for babycare. Your baby’s skin is still developing. You can find many more gentle products available for natural babycare.

If you are a new parent and have never held a baby before, be gentle. Give your baby support from top to bottom. Your baby’s neck muscles are not strong enough to support the weight of her own head yet, so do not let her head fall back. You can ask the health care people at the hospital to coach you so you are not yanking the infant around by arms or feet by default.

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