1. Don’t hold the baby upright
The head of a newborn accounts for 1 / 4 of the whole body length. When holding the baby vertically, the weight of the baby’s head is all pressed on the cervical spine. When the baby is 1-2 months old, the neck muscles are not fully developed and the neck muscles are weak. It is necessary to prevent this kind of incorrect holding posture from damaging the baby’s spine. These injuries were not easy to detect at that time, but may affect the growth and development of children in the future. Therefore, the baby should be held horizontally, not vertically.
2. Pay attention to holding the baby’s head
The baby born soon has a big head and a small body, immature neck muscles, and no strength to support the weight of the whole head. So when holding the baby, you must hold his head to avoid hurting his strength. When holding, you can hold the baby a little tight, which can enhance the baby’s sense of security.
3. Let the baby cling to the mother’s left chest
When holding the baby, he should put his head on the left side of his mother, and deliberately let the baby’s ears close to the heartbeat of his parents, so that he can hear the rhythm of the heartbeat. In foreign countries, some people have done experiments: when babies are crying and noisy, their parents hold them in their arms, and their parents gently pat them with their hands; another group of babies listen to their parents’ heartbeat, and it is found that the latter group of babies is easier to be quiet than the former group. This is because the fetus is used to listening to the mother’s heartbeat in the mother’s body. After birth, if the fetus hears such familiar sounds again, he will have a kind of cordial feeling. He can easily adapt to this situation and calm down his emotions.
4. Don’t shake the baby
When the baby cries, sleeps or wakes up, the mother will habitually hold the baby and shake, thinking that this is what the baby wants most. However, it is difficult for you to master the strength of shaking. If the force is too large, it is likely to cause damage to the baby’s head, eyeballs and other parts, and you will also feel special pain in the arm.
5. Communicate with your baby more
Parents should talk with the baby, sing songs, gently look at the baby with eyes, gently touch the baby, and have physical contact with the baby. This kind of emotional communication, can make the baby’s vision more open, more stimulated by the surrounding environment, to the child’s brain development, mental development and physical growth have great benefits. Cuddling baby closely is the first step of parent-child communication and it is very important for baby’s physical and mental development.
6. The newborn should not be held for a long time
When Baobao was just born, young parents would love to hold him in their arms 24 hours a day. Appropriate embrace, can increase the newborn’s sense of security, is greatly beneficial. But if hold for a long time, it is contrary to the growth and development of the newborn, is not conducive to the growth and development of the baby. First of all, the newborn needs about 20 hours of sleep every day. In addition to feeding, changing diapers and other special circumstances, parents should not hold the baby too much.
Secondly, the stomach and cardia of the baby are not fully developed, and the muscles are relatively loose, but the pyloric muscles are very tight. In this case, if the baby is held in the arms after breast-feeding or feeding, food is easy to overflow from the cardia, resulting in milk overflow.
In addition, the baby’s bone growth is faster, if held in the arms for a long time, the normal growth of the baby’s bones will also cause adverse effects.
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