Upon discharge from the maternity hospital, the mother receives the child’s birth certificate and exchange cards for the baby and for herself, coupons of the birth certificate. Birth certificate is needed to obtain a birth certificate.
The woman gives her card to the antenatal clinic, the exchange card of the child and the coupons to the local pediatrician.
In the cold season, the so-called “principle of a thermos” will help to collect clothes for the baby to be discharged. Blouses, pants, hats should be a pair: one thing is light, the other is warm.
For example, a light bonnet is put on the head of a newborn, and a warm hat is put on it, the same goes for the sliders. Very comfortable body (for the heat) or overalls (in cold weather), covering the entire surface of the skin. Kids are prone to rapid hypothermia, so the overalls from natural fabrics with closed feet and palms will be very comfortable.
Stock up on an envelope: for warm weather – thin, and for cool weather or subzero temperatures – thicker. Do not forget about diapers.
To transport the baby in the car can only be in a children’s car seat. The spine of a baby is still weak, jerks and swayings are contraindicated, not to mention emergency braking.
The car seat for the baby is installed on the reverse side, that is, against the movement. If you put it in the front passenger seat, be sure to turn off the airbag.
In the US, a nurse at the maternity hospital is obliged to trace how the baby will be fastened in the car seat: the hospital’s territory can be left only after she is convinced that everything has been done correctly.
Feed the baby on the go is impossible: there is a risk that he will choke. Because it is more convenient to feed the child in advance or before the trip, already sitting in the car.
Be sure to bring wet wipes: they will be needed if the baby burp.
After you cross the threshold at home, the baby should be stripped, diapers should be changed and, if the baby has poked, wash it, then change into homemade clothing prepared in advance. It is better to immediately remove clothing and mother’s clothes from him to the washing machine in order to get rid of the hospital microflora.
The task of the mother is to take care of the child and herself: to change clothes, wash her hands and, if the crumb requires, feed him and hold him in a semi-vertical position so that the air goes out.
Previously mandatory daily wet cleaning is no longer mandatory. As it turned out, it does not reduce the risk of developing allergies in a child.
The results of recent studies have shown: in almost sterile conditions, children develop allergies more often.
For the development of breastfeeding is very important mom’s calm. Therefore, its main task is to avoid stress and overstrain.
Hormones that stimulate the production of breast milk are very sensitive to lack of sleep, anxiety and anxiety. It is very important to remember both the mother herself and her relatives and friends.
They will understand if you ask them to wait a few weeks until the newborn gets used to the new environment.
It is not forbidden to bathe the baby on the first day of stay at home. Usually the first water treatment lasts 5-10 minutes.
Gradually, the time spent in water increases to 20-30 minutes. Literally from the first day you can teach your baby to dive and swim in the bath.
This will add joyful impressions to the child and parents and will help the crumbs to build up an appetite for feeding at bedtime.
Mom is not recommended to take a bath in the first weeks after natural childbirth. The birth canal is still open, and far from sterile water can get there.
After surgery, a scar on the abdomen is unlikely to make bathing comfortable. So the first time a woman will have to confine herself to a shower.