Have you become the parents? It will certainly have a lot of experiences containing both smiles and tears that are waiting for you to take care of your baby. Therefore, to foster the baby better, you should learn the fundamental knowledge about the development of your baby!

Description: The mother’s love helps the baby to adapt to the environment

The mother’s love helps the baby to adapt to the environment.

1     Infant

The development of infants

Because of lying curled up in the mother’s womb, so when being born, the infant still cannot immediately remove this posture with two arms and two legs always slightly curling.

Do not worry, children’s arms and legs gradually straighten and until the 6th month, they will stretch completely. Also, to help children gradually adapt to the environment and the temperature outside, you should make your children feel warm and safe as when lying in the mother’s womb by rolling the diapers and blankets around them.

The change of mothers

Congratulations, you've just promoted. You have a baby. You feel that your children are all in your life? Of course, you have been prepared to know what to do for your children and how to do those things. You have so many resources and tools available to assist you in caring for your children. However, the best advice for you is: Do not force yourself to become a child care expert immediately; be relaxed and calm. Children need time to get used to their parents and parents need time to get used to their children.

Description: Infants will 'donate' their parents a lot of experiences.

Infants will 'donate' their parents a lot of experiences.

2     1-week-old babies

The development of babies

This time, baby's eyesight is still pretty fuzzy. Babies can only see the objects close to them. They just look at your face clearly as you come closer to them.

Do not worry if babies do not look directly into your eyes directly at the first time. Infants tend to look at the eyebrows, hairline or movement of your mouth. When children are 1 month old, they will begin to focus on your eyes. A piece of research shows that babies like to see the faces of the opposite people more than all other objects or colors (including light, motion, black and white colors).

The change of mothers

Get familiar with breastfeeding: After two or four days after birth, mothers will begin to produce milk and feel breasts swollen. This change will make many mothers feel uncomfortable: not being used to baby’s sucking the nipples, the state of swollen breasts. If you do not overcome these feelings, breastfeeding is very difficult. The phenomenon of swollen breasts will decrease when the mother starts breastfeeding. There are some useful ways to reduce the pain as full of milk in breasts:

-       Self-massage by the warm shower when having a bath.

-       Apply the hot towel on the chest before each feeding.

-       Squeeze out a little milk before putting the nipple into the baby's mouth so that the baby quickly gets familiar with milk breasts and the breastfeeding is easier.

-       Wear a bra reserved (for breastfeeding mothers).

-       Let children eat every 2-3 hours; do not be afraid to feed babies for the fear of pain; feeding regularly is to reduce full of milk in breasts.

-       Drink plenty of water to maintain milk production.

-       Let babies suck both nipples of breasts.

-       Apply cool water to babies after feeding.

Description: Because of lying curled up in the mother’s womb, so when being born, infants still cannot immediately remove this posture with two arms and two legs always slightly curling.

Because of lying curled up in the mother’s womb, so when being born, infants still cannot immediately remove this posture with two arms and two legs always slightly curling.

3     2-week-old babies

The development of babies

After the birth, children will take time to get used to observing, listening as well as expressing a sense of the external environment. You will be very difficult to distinguish children’s different manifestations as sleepiness or hunger. The only way they can communicate with you is crying, but you absolutely can communicate with your children by your voice and gestures. Children will gradually recognize your voice, and recognize you among others.

This time, babies love to be held in hands, caressed, kissed, massaged and swung. They even respond when hearing your voice or seeing your face and can recognize you in a crowd.

The change of mothers

Postpartum depression: You thought that you should have felt very happy at the moment, but your mood is totally not like this case: you are easy to cry, moody and irritable. For a week after birth, you are just at home with the baby and lacking sleep. You are in need of postpartum recovery. You have to take care of babies and feel lacking experience with your children and receive less help. All of these things cause you to stress. Hormonal changes can also adversely affect your mood. The worst risk you may encounter is depression.

How to help mothers release is as follows:

Share your feelings with your ​​husbands, relatives or connect online with other parents in order to always feel you're not alone.

Take time for yourself: ask your husbands or parents to look after your babies. You can visit a friend, go shopping or relax in the tub, or go for a walk with your children to enjoy the fresh air.

Leave your work behind: You really need to relax and forget your work by turning off the phone, avoid sitting at the computer.

See your doctor if the condition lasts more than a week and you cannot relieve.

4     3-week-old babies

The development of babies

Children love and always need breastfeeding. When hungry, they can even suck on their hands. To reduce children’s thirst, mothers can use a very useful product that is the pacifier. The American Academy of Pediatrics says that children sucking pacifiers at nap or bedtime will reduce the risk of SIDS syndrome.

The change of mothers

Mothers and babies always have a strong "invisible link". However, not all mothers feel this, and more than half of the mothers also need a certain time to build a relationship with their children.

After giving birth, you have to be treated to restore your health and do not have much time for babies. You feel guilty when you look at your child like looking at a stranger. Do not blame yourself because building relationships with children is similar to with others.  You need more time and emotional interaction. If after a few weeks, you still do not feel sentiment with your babies and the feelings of emotional conflict continue, you are very vulnerable to postpartum depression. You should not hesitate to see your doctor as soon as possible to seek help; you will soon feel more comfortable.


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