Each area has millions of brain cells, or neurons.
Keep your home calm. Not only does swaddling keep a baby warm, but it seems to give most newborns a sense of security and comfort. More frequent bathing may be drying to the skin.
Tell your baby what is going on, point out interesting things that you see together, and help him develop his other senses—hearing, touch, taste, and smell. Sakhina is one of the community skilled birth attendants who has received HBB training in Bangladesh.
Using a wet cloth and soap, gently wash the rest of the baby, paying special attention to creases under the arms, behind the ears, around the neck, and in the genital area.
This might help decrease the risk of sudden infant death syndrome SIDS. When your baby wakes up during the day, try to keep him or her awake a little longer by talking and playing. Nurses also are a great resource to show you how to hold, burp, change, and care for your baby.
Support your baby's chest and head with one hand by cradling your baby's chin in the palm of your hand and resting the heel of your hand on your baby's chest be careful to grip your baby's chin — not throat.