The child comes as a blessing in life as a parent. A married couple only becomes complete when a child arrives in their life. Although the entire pregnancy period is strenuous and exhausting, the real work begins after a child is born. Both father and mother need to play a set of responsibilities right after the birth of the child. Here are a few things that parents should try doing right after their child is born: –
Ask the doctor about the health of your child:
At times, even if the doctors are extremely cautious, small problems may get overlooked by them. Parents must not hesitate to ask all sorts of questions about the health condition of their new born baby. The more they ask, the more answers they will get about their new baby. It is vital that the parents get a clear picture of the condition immediately after the baby is born. Make sure to visit the same doctor multiple time. This will the the doctor to diagnose properly and it’ll also make the relationship with that particular doctor good.
Take pictures of the newborn:
Imagine that proud moment of becoming a dad or mom! The first week is the best time to take pictures of the baby. These days hospitals can arrange photographers on behalf of the parents. So, ask the hospital authority whether such feature is available or not. If not, then get your own camera. Or you can always hire a private photographer too.
Get vaccine schedules ready:
Although lately there has been an uproar among new parents against the vaccines. But still, the importance of getting a few vaccines such as Hepatitis B, Cholera etc. cannot be underestimated. After the child is born, it is the duty of the parents to schedule these vaccines to ensure maximum protection for the baby.
Maintain a feeding routine:
A child will solely depend on his/her mother’s breast milk to survive for first 4-6 months. Even though the paediatrician will offer some advice but both the parents must consult with each other and ensure that a routine is maintained for the child.
Get clothes only made of cotton:
Skin of a new-born baby are extremely sensitive and soft. Parents must not buy fancy dresses that are made of either polyester or silk. Only get clothes that are made of pure cotton and nothing else. This’ll make less chances for the child to suffer from minor skin problems.
Make an announcement:
Even though a lot of parents remain cautious until their child is in a complete sound state, however, all the relatives, friends and acquaintances deserve to know the great news. Share the good news and let them bless the baby. And if the parents are religious, do make an appointment for the christening of the new-born baby.
It is impossible to know everything about a new born baby just by reading books or googling on the web. Parents should not hesitate to ask for help from other parents as well about different issues. Contemporary parents can provide excellent tips and advices as well.
Parents have to show immense amount of perseverance and patience while rearing the child. They have to realize there is no short-term plan, there is no short-term gain. A child will get sick, a child will face different obstacles but the parents have to be patient and must not make rash decisions.
Let’s just hope all these advices will help everyone greatly. Parents must not take rearing a child as a burden. It is a gift and if both the parents behave responsibly, they can definitely ensure a fantastic future both for them and for their baby.