5 Things New Parents Must Know!

By Dhivya Rateesh Nair

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Having a baby is a daunting task, whether or not you've done it before. There are an endless number of things that you will need to take care of while your baby is still in infancy. You almost always have a full shopping list and the list often includes things you've never used or knew you needed before. Fortunately, there are a lot of resources on how to nurse and take care of a child that are of great help to first time parents. A few essential tips are covered below and should be an effective guide to taking care of a baby.

Don't hesitate to take or accept help.

The stress of having and taking care of a baby immediately after childbirth is phenomenal. So it is necessary to have some assistance in the beginning from either friends or family, or a professional nurse if necessary. Since ages ago, their parents or sisters or nurses depending on the situation have assisted mothers of newborn children. The reason being that it is difficult to handle the sudden change in stress levels after having a baby.

Hygiene.

Newborns are even more fragile than they look and it is very important to know that their immune systems have not developed yet, and their ability to fight infections is very weak. The only protection the infants have is from their mother’s milk, which is valid for only six months or so. It is important that everyone washes his or her hands thoroughly with an antiseptic soap or with hand sanitizer. The cloth used to wash the baby should be washed in hot water and thrown away after a few uses. Make sure to give the baby a very clean wipe every time it urinates or defecates.

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8 Features to Look For When Buying a Stroller

By Leo Eigenberg

A strong and reliable stroller is an essential piece of parenting equipment for most moms and dads. A stroller is must-have piece of gear for a family until a child is about 3 or 4 years old and able to walk on their own. But with such a choice of strollers, it can be difficult to determine which features are most practical for the family.

Here are eight of the more significant features to consider when buying a stroller:

Canopy - A canopy can offer a more comfortable ride and give protection from the wind, rain, or sun. Even if a stroller doesn't include a canopy as standard, most models on the market can accept a third-party accessory to give the desired protection.

Brakes - Give the brakes a quick test in the store. The wheels should be quick and easy to lock in place once the brake has been engaged.

Handle height - An ideal height for the push handle is in the region of the waist. A standard size stroller is designed with the average sized woman in mind.

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