New Parent Newsletter

Dj Johnson

Newborn Appearances 👶🏾👶

Despite what Hollywood will have you believe, newborns don't look like the picture-perfect babies you see on tv an bill boards. It often takes a few days to a few weeks for your baby to turn into the Picture perfect baby you see on you might have been expecting. From puffy eyes to a flattened nose to a cone-shaped head — your baby isn't quite ready for a close-up yet.

Bonding with your infant 👶🏾💋👣

If your having a hard time bonding with your child here are some way to help..

  • Feeding time
  • Rocking your child
  • Singing to your child
  • Snuggle your baby
  • Bath time with your baby
  • Skin to skin contact
  • Letting your child touch you
These are just a few ways to bond with your child if you feel like your not bounding enough with them or if you need ways to bond with your new child.

Appropriate toys for your infant 🐵🤑🎶

An appropriate toy...

  • Is produced by durable materials
  • Has round edges
  • Painted in non-toxic paint
  • Colorful
  • Cords less than 12 inches
  • Tightly constructed parts
  • Age appropriate
Some examples of theses toys would be toy mirrors, music boxes, large dolls, pounding toys, an blocks.

Pros an Cons of brest and bottle feeding 👣🍼🍴

Pros of breast feeding

  • Weight loss
  • Free
  • Health baby
  • Gives protein needed
Cons of breast feeding

  • Stay up all night
  • Stress
  • Painful for some mothers
  • Develop lumps in your breast if you don't pump every few hours
Pros of bottle feeding

  • Avoids attachment
  • No pumping
  • Others can help you feed
  • Public use
Cons of bottle feeding

  • Thrush
  • You must boil the bottle after every use
  • Baby can develop acid reflex
  • Formula is expensive

First foods for babies an when they should get introduced to the foods🍑🍓🍌

At birth

  • Milk from a breast or formula
2-4 weeks

  • Orange juice or vitamin c supplements
4 weeks

  • Flouridated water
3-4 months

  • Mashed hard-cooked egg yolks
4 months

  • Puréed fruits and veggies
6 months

  • Puréed meats
7 months

  • Breads an pastas
8+ months

  • Strained an chooped adult foods

Characteristics of a health baby 💊💗☮

Although you may not think your baby is health here are some signs the can indicate that your child is...

  • Sleep soundly
  • Gaining weight
  • Eat without much coaxing
  • Teeth are in good condition
  • Few aches and pains
  • Group an solo activities
  • There alert, active, cheerful, an knows that things are happening around them

SIDS

SIDS is the sudden , unexplained death of an infant younger than one year of age.

SIDS can be prevented an some high risks are babies who are placed to sleep on their stomach and side . Also African American babies have a higher risk level then whites.

Crib safety an prevention of sids ❤️💜💕

Here are some things you might want to take into consideration when getting your child's crib an how it should be.

  • Firm mattress
  • No pillows , blankets, or crib bumpers(avoids sids)
  • Room sharing
  • Tummy time
  • Babies by parents
  • No drugs
  • No smoking
  • Dress your baby in warm cloths