10 Baby Care Skills Every New Parent Should Master

As much as a newborn brings joy, it brings an equal amount of responsibility as well. New parents usually go through a bumpy ride when taking care of a baby, which involves issues like lack of sleep, soothing the baby, and feeding. Be ready for drastic changes in your lifestyle and remember that the first giggle of your little one makes the struggles you go through worth it.

We did some research which led us to put together a list of things that can be beneficial for new parents.

10. How to swaddle a baby

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Swaddling correctly is the key to a calm and soothed baby. First, fold the sheet in a diamond shape. Fold the top corner down and put the baby on the sheet. Pull one side of the sheet across the baby’s chest, tucking the corner under the arm. Now take the bottom of the sheet, fold it over the feet and tuck it behind the shoulders.

Then, pull the remaining side of the sheet across the baby’s chest and tuck it underneath the baby. Once wrapped correctly, hold the baby close to your chest. Since the baby is now cozy enough, they should fall asleep quicker.

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