7 Difficulties Parent Face With Their Newborn During Winters

The mother's milk may come on too quickly during a feed, causing the baby to cough.

Sambhav Kumar
Written by: Sambhav KumarUpdated at: Jan 05, 2023 17:01 IST
7 Difficulties Parent Face With Their Newborn During Winters

Winters imply warm blankets and woolen clothing, and if you are a new mother, it is natural to desire to shelter your newborn from the harsh winds blowing outside. It is common for new parents to be concerned about their child's health. Because your baby's immune system is still developing, he or she will be susceptible to colds and illnesses, which can cause you concern. However, by taking precautions, you can keep your child warm and safe. 

Difficulities A Parent Face With Their Newborn

Dry Skin 

Dry skin holds less moisture, which can make anyone uncomfortable. Because a baby's skin is more sensitive and delicate, it can rapidly dry out. Make sure to keep an eye on the baby's skin.

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Warm, not hot, baths for babies. Instead of hot water, fill the tub with lukewarm water and choose a fragrance-free, soap-free wash over a sudsy bubble bath. When it's time to towel off, pat your baby's skin dry gently instead of rubbing. Bathe everyday or every other day, and immediately apply cream to lock in moisture.

Chapped Lips

Dry and chapped lips can be uncomfortable for your babies.

Breast milk contains antibodies that can aid in the case of chapped lips. A mother's breast milk contains colostrum in the first few days after giving birth, which can protect newborns from infections and viruses.

A few drops of breast milk applied to dry, cracked lips can help to soothe and hydrate them. Furthermore, it may reduce the chance of infection.

 

The cradle cap

The newborn's scalp might have greasy, spotty, or scaly skin. The scalp develops flaky white or yellow areas. Daily bathing usually loosens and removes them. However, if they become difficult to remove, visit your doctor, who will recommend a medicated shampoo or another treatment. However, do not forcefully remove the scales or scratch the scalp. This can cause scalp damage and lasting scarring.

Infections

It is impossible to prevent your baby from becoming infected with every virus. If your baby is particularly vulnerable, avoid contact with other adults and children who have cold-like symptoms including a runny nose, sneezing, or feeling generally poorly, or who have had a stomach upset. It may be tough at times, but asking someone to stay away from your infant if they are sick is not impolite. People will recognise that you are assisting in the protection of your baby's health.

A Bloated Stomach

Between feeds, some babies have a swollen stomach or an abdomen that feels firm to the touch. This is frequently due to constipation or gas. If the problem persists for a longer period of time, consult your doctor. He or she will check your infant for any additional problems.

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Coughing

The mother's milk may come on too quickly during a feed, causing the baby to cough. This will gradually pass when the baby learns how to deal with it. If the cough persists consult your doctor because it could indicate an issue with the baby's digestive system or lungs.

Diaper Rash

When the child is routinely fed, the baby's nappies will often become wet. A nappy rash, which shows redness or inflammation in the gut area, may occur in certain babies. To avoid this, replace the nappy frequently and properly wipe and dry the bowels before putting on a fresh nappy. If the diaper rash persists despite sufficient therapy, see a doctor.

 

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