Newborn baby care: What to expect in the first few weeks?
Newborn care is an exciting and rewarding journey, but it can also be filled with uncertainties for new parents. Infants spend the first few weeks of their life adapting to the outside world and spend most of their time feeding, wetting diapers, sleeping & bonding with their family. If you are wondering what you can expect during the first few weeks of caring for your newborn, keep reading:
Feeding: Newborns typically feed every 2-3 hours, as they have small stomachs and need frequent nourishment. Whether you choose breastfeeding or formula feeding, your baby’s feeding needs will be a top priority.
Diaper changes: Be prepared for frequent diaper changes as newborns tend to soil their diapers frequently. Check their diapers every 2-3 hours or whenever they show signs of discomfort.
Sleep patterns: Newborns sleep a lot, usually around 16-17 hours a day. However, they tend to wake up every few hours for feeding, which means your sleep schedule may be disrupted during this time.
Crying: Crying is a primary means of communication for newborns. They may cry when they’re hungry, need a diaper change, or simply want to be comforted. Responding promptly to their needs will help soothe them.
Bonding and interaction: Newborns benefit from close contact and bonding with their parents. Spend time cuddling, talking, and singing to your baby. They will also enjoy visual stimulation and gentle play.
Every baby is unique and our professionals at Maika know it very well. From changing diapers, feeding, bathing, and engaging in playful activities to stimulate your baby’s development our dedicated nurses can do it all.
How Can We Help?
Our newborn care nurses educate parents on essential safety and hygiene practices around the baby, ensuring a secure and clean environment.
You can trust our skilled and compassionate newborn care experts to provide exceptional care for your little one, allowing you to focus on bonding with your baby and enjoying the precious moments of early parenthood and cherish the precious moments together.
If you wish to book a childcare professional for the newest member of your family in Emirates of Sharjah, Dubai, Ajman, Umm Al Quwain, Ras Al Khaimah and Fujairah please contact us today. We will understand your requirements and provide the best service accordingly.