Question by  Crim (24)

What are the basics of infant care?

i have having a baby and I have never taken care of a baby before.


Answer by  mascota (639)

Basically very young babies need feeding and changing regularly. From a very young age it's important to talk to them and give them lots of attention. Babies let you know when they need something and Mum soon learns to recognise different cries eg there's the hungry cry, need changing cry, in pain cry and just want company cry.


Answer by  Lena (15)

Infants are very, very needy. The need lots of support as well as love. They are hungry most of the time and will sleep a lot. The best vitamins an infant could get is from the mothers breast milk. Vitamins found in breast milk are healthier than store bought formula.


Answer by  mem4dr (1378)

In general, be very gentle with the baby. Your local hospital probably offers basic care classes along with childbirth - check with them to see if they offer classes.


Answer by  snessia (991)

Most important things to know: always put baby to sleep on its back. Always support the head and neck. Don't shake the baby, even a little. Take a class.


Answer by  NL (102)

The basics of infant care is to help them develop their ability to be independent one day, reading, talking, and exploring everyday things with them. Love them, dress them, clean them, care for them. Unconditional Love.


Answer by  Ace98 (42)

Having a new baby includes: cleaning the umbilical cord stump with rubbing alcohol (10-15 days), changing diapers (checking for diaper rash), watching for yellowing of the skin/eyes (jaundice), getting him/her regular immunizations, gently sponge bathing (not full immersion), nursing your baby (8-12 times/day), and providing the affection they need.


Answer by  Roland27 (16334)

I highly recommend taking infant and child care classes before this baby is born. If you don't you'll have a real wake up call since infants are hard to take care of since they need something all the time. If you know someone with a baby maybe you could spend a day helping them out to learn about baby care.


Answer by  jaime24 (744)

Babies are easy to take care of when they are little. All they need is a clean diaper and a full belly, and lots of love.


Answer by  ruffy (1117)

just make sure you feed them and change there diaper when it need to be done. they need a lot a sleep and love and care, Make sure he got a lot of sleep and be a there for the play time and take time to be with the baby


Answer by  Brett (7986)

Make sure they are fed every three or four hours, sleep on a regular routine, and baby proof your home.


Answer by  wwgt (7)

Patience, Patience, Patience, Patience, and most of all A whole Lotta Love !

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