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6 Things New Parents Need to Know Before the Baby Arrives

Updated: Sep 22, 2022

The moment you hold your newborn in your arms, you will go through a range of emotions like joy etc that you might have never experienced earlier.

As time pass, your newborn will continue to steal or melt your heart.

Challenges you face while looking after your newborn might make you feel anxious.

In this article, I am sharing important things new Mama and Dada need to learn before your newborn is born.

Handle your newborn gently and safely.

Wash your hands as often as possible before you touch your newborn as his immune system is not strong at all and during this covid season.

Learn to support your newborn’s head and neck when carrying him or feeding him.

Wake up your newborn the right way.

Do not shake your newborn.

This might cause bleeding in the brain.

Tickle your newborn or blow raspberry gently on your newborn’s cheeks.

Learn your newborn’s body cue and sign language.

Your newborn will not ask you directly for a diaper change, he might communicate to you with his body cue and sign language.

For example,

If your newborn rubs his eyes and yawn at the same time, it means he is tired.

Your newborn cries and makes a fuss when he needs something, you might misinterpret his needs.

As time passed, you will understand what your newborn is trying to say.

Soothe or calm your newborn with music.

Look for feeding cues.

If your newborn cries or signs for food, feed him.

If your newborn refuses after a period, stop feeding him.

Clean your newborn’s gums.

Use wet and soft gauze to clean your newborn’s gums.

Remember that cavities might also appear once the newborn’s teeth start appearing.

Try not to put your newborn to bed after he has already slept.

Put your newborn to sleep while he is still awake.

This makes your newborn get used to a bedtime routine, which gradually teaches your newborn to fall asleep without any help when waking up in the early morning.

I hope all these important things that you learn will help to take care of your newborn when he is born.

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We have over 10 years of experience in nurturing thousands of infants aged from 2 months to 18 months. Our infant care Tampines or infant care at Tampines has a purposefully curated environment that provides our infants with a warm, loving and interactive environment to learn and grow in body and in mind independently.

If you are looking for a good Tampines infant care or Tampines preschool or Tampines childcare near Tampines central, do consider Nurture Infant House. We provide parents with the confidence that their infants are in the good hands of our trained and caring teachers.

Also, if you are looking for a Tampines preschool or childcare Tampines for playgroup, nursery or kindergarten, you can consider enrolling your child in Genesis Childcare 1989.

Our Tampines childcare is one of Singapore's leading childcare services. Visit our childcare at Tampines and Tampines preschool to learn more about our curriculum and how we ensure a holistic development for your child.

At our preschool Tampines, we believe in the growth and potential of every child and aim to develop your child to their best.

Lastly, would you like to visit our Nurture Infant House to find out more about our environment and setup as well as understand our operations by talking to our teachers and supervisor?

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Nurture Infant House (2 to 18 months Infants)

Blk 433 Tampines Street 43 #01-61 Singapore 520433

Genesis Childcare 1989 (Playgroup to Kindergarten 2)

Blk 433 Tampines Street 43 #01-63/65 Singapore 520433

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