From the first day of life, it is recommended for safety not to share our bed with the baby. A crib near our bed is indicated.
The birth of our baby is not only a physical event , it is also a spiritual event , since we are born as parents and as a family . Before being discharged , the baby will be evaluated by the pediatrician or general practitioner who will be checking breathing , skin color , effective feeding , presence of urination and bowel movements .
Every newborn is automatically affiliated with the EPS to which the mother belongs , regardless of the regime to which she belongs , for which the live birth certificate will suffice , however , and in order to legalize the corresponding affiliation , the parents or in their absence , whoever has custody or personal care of the newborn must provide civil birth registration no later than three months following birth . The process is carried out by the contributors or head of the family and their registration as a beneficiary proceeds . » Reference Ministry of Health and Social Protection of Colombia .
Urine or urination The baby should urinate at least 4 to 6 times a day. Your urine output may change in hot weather or when you are sick. Urinating should not be painful. If you notice any symptoms of pain in your baby, you should consult your doctor or pediatrician.
You should not use skin care products that are not made for babies; they often contain perfumes and other substances that can irritate the skin.
Toenails do not grow as fast as fingernails and are softer.
We can use files, nail clippers or blunt scissors for toenails, we just have to be very careful not to hurt the baby.
The baby's first teeth usually begin to emerge between 4 and 7 months of age, but they can be delayed a little due to hereditary factors and there is no need to worry. Pain relievers rubbed on babies' gums are not necessary as they disappear quickly.
If the baby has redness around the skin of the navel, bad odor, drainage or pus leakage, we must immediately consult the doctor.
It is important to take a break while feeding the baby to make him burp and get rid of gas . If we are breastfeeding , we do it when we change breasts , if we do it with a bottle , it is advisable to do it every 2 or 3 ounces .
If you choose to feed the baby with formula milk , it is the doctor or pediatrician who must recommend what type of milk to use . To prepare formula milk, we must follow the manufacturer's preparation instructions exactly . We must always check the temperature of the milk before giving it to the baby , as it can be very hot and we can burn the baby . It is not necessary to heat the water , babies can drink milk at room temperature .
During the first days or weeks the baby does not need to be bathed daily . To bathe we can use a bathtub with a base , a mobile bathtub or a large container . We recommend touching the water and regulating the temperature before putting the baby in . The amount of water needed should be such that most of the body is above the water level .
Spitting up is common in children and occurs when they have eaten more than normal , when they burp, or when they drool .
The following article offers recommendations for choosing a crib that meets current safety standards and implementing safe sleep practices for babies.