The day when the baby is born becomes one of the most wonderful days in the life of the mother. Months of toxicosis, discomfort, contractions are forgotten. Mom slims in a flash, it becomes easier to walk and you can finally tie your own shoelaces.
And what does the child feel at this very moment? And the child, it turns out, is experiencing a newborn crisis.
On the one hand, we all went through it. On the other – this is the very first battle that you need to help the kid win. Actually, it is from this that true parenthood begins (and not cool toys and diapers).
Everything that the child knew about the world, everything that surrounded him and was so familiar, in an instant, loses meaning.
Coziness and warmth, weightlessness of the mother’s womb are replaced by the cold of the maternity ward, the force of gravity and many new sensations. The baby sees the light for the first time, hears sounds in a new way, feels touches. He is forced to breathe, eat, defecate.
Little of that, the old world remains near him: the rhythm of the breath of the mother, her smell, her voice, her steps, when she takes her miracle in her arms and walks with him around the room. That is why the kids calm down so quickly, you just have to take them to yourself. And this is exactly what they tried to deprive the child over the past hundred years.
What can a mother do to help her baby enter the world as comfortably as possible?
First, breastfeed. The smell of breast milk is surprisingly similar to the smell of amniotic fluid. During feeding, the baby hears the sound of his mother’s heart, which was music for him for nine months. In addition, breastfeeding will protect a woman from breast cancer, help the uterus to return to normal faster and protect the child from diseases. Scientists have found that antibodies to the baby’s disease appear in the milk. Although the rest of the body they are not.
Secondly, carry the baby in your arms. For nine months he slept swaying while walking. To deprive him now of this greatest joy is to again undermine the knowledge of the world. However, moms are also not cyborg and nobody calls to carry a child in their arms 24 hours a day. And to save your back will help the idea of the first woman who put the child in the skin-carrying. Now such devices are aesthetic, comfortable and safe. They are called slings. The main thing is to buy a real sling, not a fake, and learn how to handle it.
Third, communicate with the child. He is vital to see and hear loved ones. And although it’s really possible to distinguish voices from 3-4 weeks of age, the singing will calm him with the vibrations of his voice. He also needs to see the face: first, at a distance of 30-40 cm (by the way, it is at this distance that my mother’s head is when breastfeeding), and then he will begin to recognize more distant.
Fourth, crumbs need new sensations. The more often and longer he is in unusual places for him, the faster he develops. And it doesn’t matter that the baby sleeps most of the time: he knows sounds, smells even in his sleep. At this time, the combination of a sling and a stroller becomes ideal: a waking up baby can safely sit in a sling and arrange a scientific excursion in the nearest yard. Believe me, already in three months they will be happy with leaves, butterflies and snowflakes. Mom just walks, and the baby develops.
By following these four simple rules, you can protect your child from terrible misfortune: hospitalism. It is caused precisely by the lack of communication with an adult, a man who loves him.
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