Nine Most Common Mistakes Made by Novice Parents

As the saying goes, there are no parents who do not make mistakes. Don’t believe it? Think about your parents, I’m afraid you will not hesitate to list a long list of mistakes they have made.

No one can avoid mistakes, especially young people who are new parents. However, if we can first understand the most common mistakes made by novice parents, we may avoid these mistakes when we become parents.

Error 1: Too nervous

Many novice parents are overly nervous about the baby’s milk overflow, spitting or other conditions, which can also infect the baby.

In fact, parents waste too much time worrying about small things in the first year of their children’s birth. Children defecate too much or too little? Is milk overflow too serious? Are you not full or eating too much? …… These worries sound familiar? Does it remind you of your childhood?

These excessive worries will seriously affect parents’ joy in welcoming a new baby, which is not necessary.

Error 2: Don’t let the baby cry

Some parents think that their task is not to make the baby cry. They think that they did something wrong to make the baby cry.

In fact, this is the wrong idea. Crying is part of babies. They can enjoy changing diapers as adults do while crying very hard. Crying is the baby’s way of communication.

However, if the baby coaxed for an hour and cried incessantly, accompanied by fever, rash, vomiting, abdominal distension or other abnormalities, you need to see a doctor in time. Parents know the baby best. If something is wrong, they should go to the hospital for examination and confirmation.

Error 3: Confusing milk overflow and vomiting

Milk overflow is a common normal physiological phenomenon of babies. It refers to a little milk flowing out of the mouth immediately after feeding, which is usually related to lactation.

Vomiting is a clinical manifestation of the baby’s illness. If the baby vomits due to viral gastrointestinal infection, whether he or she eats or not, he or she will vomit once every 30 to 45 minutes. In this case, he or she should see a doctor in time.

Error 4: Ignoring Baby Fever

During the first 3 months of the baby’s life, pay close attention to his body temperature. Except within 24 hours after the baby is vaccinated, if the baby’s body temperature is higher than 38 ° C, it must be handled as soon as possible.

Some parents may think the baby’s body is hot and give him some antipyretic-this is wrong. The baby’s immune system is not enough to resist infection independently, and antipyretic alone is not enough.

If you feel your baby is hot, take your body temperature first. If it is higher than 38 C, seek medical treatment immediately.

Error 5: Improper installation of baby safety seat

It is not easy to install baby safety seats in cars for children.

First of all, parents need to choose the right safety seat. After the installation is completed, it is best to ask professionals to verify the safety of the seat, or they can be directly asked to help install it.

This is responsible for the safety of children’s lives.

Error 6: Ignoring Baby’s Oral Health

Many new parents will ignore the baby’s dental or oral health and often wait until something goes wrong to realize it.

The sooner you develop your baby’s oral health habits, the better. Once your baby’s teeth grow out, don’t feed your baby while he is sleeping, which increases the risk of tooth decay, also known as bottle caries.

Use wet gauze to help the child clean his gums. When the baby is 1 year old, he can start using a toothbrush.

Error 7: Ignoring Marriage

After having their first child, many new parents will ignore the importance of the relationship between husband and wife. You know, sometimes the contradictions in the marriage relationship will be magnified by having children.

Therefore, even if the new parents need to focus most of their energy on the baby, don’t neglect the relationship between the two. Start dating again and talk about the new things in each other’s life.

Error 8: Fighting in front of the baby

Even a 3-month-old child can feel the emotions of adults. Parents should often reflect on quarrels [will it frighten the baby? [Is it too often? ]. Husband and wife life inevitably occasionally quarrel, but pay attention to the discretion.

However, excessive restraint is like the other extreme, which may bury greater hidden dangers.

Error 9: Listen to unreliable parenting advice

Many novice parents get parenting advice from the wrong channels, which may even lead parents to do harm to their babies. Therefore, before adopting parenting advice, please make sure the source of information is reliable.

Responsible Editor: Fu Ting