Tips for new parents.

Olivia Perales

New born appearances

* Wrinkly

* White coating called vertex caseosa

* Hairy

* Baby's head may be unshaped

* Eyes Closed

* Pinkish peach color

Bonding with your infants

  • Sing with them
  • Talk to them
  • Change their diapers
  • Feeding them
  • Messaging
  • Breastfeeding
  • Skin to skin
  • Read to them

Appropriate toys for infants.

  • Foam blocks
  • Roll and follow
  • Rattles
  • Bath toys
  • Mouth toys
  • Soft animals.
  • Mirrors
  • Blocks

Pros and cons for breastfeeding and bottle feeding.


Pros:
  • Natural
  • Less equipment
  • Can do it anywhere
  • Anyone can do it
  • Fast and easy
Cons:



  • Takes time
  • Privacy may be an issue
  • Others unable to participate
  • The nipple may not work

First foods for babys

  • Baby food
  • Cereal; oatmeal
  • Four-five months babys can eat purred fruit
  • Six months-year can eat regular soft foods

Characteristic of a healthy child

  • Healthy hair
  • Healthy breathing
  • Good sleep
  • Not fussy
  • Good attitude
  • Bright eyes

SIDS prevention and crib safety

  • Babys who are placed on stomach or sides
  • African babies
  • Make sure nothing covers the baby's head
  • Mattress should be firm
  • Foams on the bars
  • Never have stuff animals, extra blankets in sleeping areas.
  • Never smoke around baby