Being a mom is such an exciting and totally new experience for all women. You probably already know a lot about baby, how couldn’t you? After all, little angle is growing inside of you or maybe is already in the outside. Either way, there are some strange things you might want to know about your little newborn.
The truth is, you have not been officially introduced with parenthood until you have had to deal with a diaper blowout or perhaps even two. In other words, you are not the first mom to clean baby’s poop off those nursery walls. Newborn poop is mostly liquid with some mustard-seed texture mixed in. The fact is that it does not take a lot of power to propel it all across a room.
Be sure not to forget that baby is new to this world and he is extra-sensitive to lots of things you are already immune to. If baby is sneezing up a storm but not sick, he is probably trying to get rid of any little outlandish particles that have made their way into his nasal passages. Looking at the light will also be an adjustment, so if you take baby out on a sunny day and he starts sneezing, the reason might actually be the sun that you have to blame. If baby's sneezes are accompanied by sigh, call your doctor to see if it can be any allergies or something else that needs some kind of treatment.
Baby's random movements and spastic limb flailing might be a bit unpleasant to watch at first, but just keep in mind it is all temporary. In the first few months, baby will be dealing with a lot of developmental changes, one of which includes improving his startle reflex. Perhaps you will see it happening occasionally or maybe it will come after baby hears a loud noise, but either way that reflex will start to settle down around 3 or 4 months. There is no need to worry, unless baby is not exhibiting any jerkiness or spastic movements. Their absence could mean something is not right. If baby is not showing any of those signs, you should probably speak with your doctor.
Odd head form
Giving birth is a very tough job, but plain and simple. Remember, it is not just you doing all the work while delivering. That little baby is working hard to get down your birth canal. After the journey, it is no wonder he came out all purple and swollen-looking. Since baby’s head is soft and malleable in the beginning, squeaking past your pelvic bone can definitely cause some flattening to occur. If it does not happen during delivery, baby could also get some flat spots later, from lying on his back too much. If you notice any of this, just try holding baby in your arms more. On the other hand, if you have tried everything and baby's head still seems flat in some places, just call your doctor. He might need to wear a temporary helmet to correct the shape of his head.
Blood in the diaper
Spotting even the tiniest trace of blood in baby's diaper is enough to freak out any newly baked parent. The truth is that it is not always reason for alarm. There are many things that can cause this to happen, and all of them are temporary. If you have just had a baby girl, she might be experiencing some extra side effects from being exposed to your hormones in utero. There is no need to worry. It is actually quite common among infant girls going through a little estrogen withdrawal in the days following delivery. The hormones will be even soon enough. Other potential causes are that a particularly rough bowel movement might have caused a little scratch or cut on the way out, but the bleeding should fade pretty fast, also, the blood might be from his healing wound. Quick tip, apply some vaseline whenever necessary to ease his pain and be extra liberal about moisturizing it. Just to be sure 100 percent, go ahead and call your doctor whenever you notice blood. It is uncommon that the new parent who can see blood in their newborn's diaper will actually manage to get some sleep at night.
Parenting will include many new experiences and you will find out so many information in the process. Just be sure not to worry too much. If you cannot get something off your mind about your baby, just call a doctor. He will explain you everything you need to know and it will be a great way to calm yourself down.