What can you do with your newborn all day?

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asked May 18 in Baby/Newborn by Satanic (11,050 points)
What can you do with your newborn all day?

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answered May 20 by Coffeemomma (15,280 points)
Things you can do with a newborn all day are hold the newborn and rock them back and forth, give them raspberries by blowing on their stomach, go for a walk with your newborn, make funny faces, sink nursery rhymes to them.

Smile, stick out your tongue, and make other expressions for your infant to study, learn, and imitate.

Use a favorite toy for your newborn to focus on and follow, or shake a rattle for your infant to find.

Let your baby spend some awake time on his or her tummy to help strengthen the neck and shoulders.

Newborns should have at least 3 poops per day which is normal.

Although some newborns may poop as much as 4 to 12 times per day which is also very normal and nothing to worry about.

When a baby is a newborn they will typically poop a lot more than they do when they are older.

Newborns also pass meconium by 24-48 hours after birth.

The hardest stage of taking care of a baby is usually the first 3 months of the babies life or even sometimes the month after the baby is born.

Eventually the baby will get a bit easier to take care of as it grows which happens quickly.

While it'll get easier with each passing day, you can expect caring for your newborn will be much easier by the time they're about three months old.

As you're waiting with anticipation for when caring for your newborn gets easier, it's important to make sure you're taking good care of yourself as well.

A baby is considered to be a newborn baby from the ages of birth until 2 months of age.

After 2 months of age baby is no longer considered to be a newborn and is now just considered a baby or infant.

Infants are considered to be infants from anywhere from birth to 1 year old.

The term baby can be used to refer to any child from birth to age 4 years old, thus encompassing newborns, infants, and toddlers

Newborn babies only need to be bathed every few days or so.

Wiping the newborn down with a wet washcloth is good enough most days unless the newborn has a poop explosion or diarrhea then it would be good to bathe them more often if that is occurring.

However you don't want to bathe the newborn too often as it dries out the newborns skin.

Babies only really need a bath every 2 to 3 days until they are a year old or older.

So a newborn can be bathed every 2 or 3 days but if the newborn needs a bath more often than that you can give the newborn daily baths.

When your baby is first born and you bring the newborn home from the hospital you should wait at least 24 hours after bringing the baby home to give them a bath.

Unless the baby happens to poop on their clothes etc and gets poop or vomit all over them then just simply wiping them down with wet wash cloths etc is usually good enough to keep the newborn baby clean enough.

But if you want to or need to bathe your baby once per day that is okay.

But as long as you're bathing your newborn every 3 days that is also good enough.

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