Babies are beautiful creatures and they don’t just come with cuteness but also with a whole lot of crying and pooping.
The thing is that there’s no manual and factory reset button, but what we can do is to cancel all the superstitions linked to new borns that would be of no help to new moms. If you’re a new mom and the pressure is on you to do certain things for your new born based on what older moms do with their babies , this is a sign to take a break and notice your own babies patterns instead
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Babies are always delightful
Not all babies are excited, They are manufactured to cry a lot, vomit and poo. Being a parent can be hard, especially in the early days.
Newborns should always be kept in complete silence
While sudden loud noises can startle newborns, they are generally accustomed to the sounds they heard in the womb. It’s not necessary to keep the environment completely silent. In fact, some gentle background noise or soothing sounds can help them feel more secure and comfortable.
Babies who hit develop early are gifted
All new born babies are different and will develop at individual rates and in different ways. There is no evidence to show that early infant milestones mean a child is gifted or special.
Newborns need to be wrapped up at all times to stay warm
While it’s important to keep newborns warm, it’s equally crucial to avoid overheating. Dressing them in appropriate clothing for the ambient temperature and ensuring their environment is comfortable and safe is key. Over bundling can increase the risk of overheating.
Baby walkers will help them walk Faster
There is no evidence that walkers help babies to walk sooner. In fact, walkers can make it harder for new borns to learn how to walk because they can slow their muscle development.
Newborns can only bond with their mothers
Newborns can form deep bonds with any primary caregiver who provides them with love, care, and nurturing. Both mothers and fathers (or any other caregiver) can develop strong attachments with their newborns through consistent care, feeding, and interaction.
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Picking up a crying baby will spoil them
You cannot spoil a new born. Crying is one way in which babies communicate. By crying they are telling us that they need something and it is important for parents and caregivers to respond to them.
It’s important to consult with healthcare professionals, such as pediatricians or lactation consultants, for accurate and up-to-date information on caring for newborns. They can provide guidance based on the specific needs and circumstances of the baby and the family.
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