Understanding the behaviors of a newborn baby is essential for his growth and development. Many argue that responding to a child every time he cries can spoil him. But this is not correct. All a newborn knows is to cry, feed, and sleep. But he requires a lot of cuddling in the first few weeks and months to make sure he is safe and secure.
What behaviors to expect from newborns
We all use different languages to communicate with others. However, the only way a child communicates in the initial weeks is through crying. He would cry whenever he is hungry, wet, uncomfortable, or scared. This habit can increase when the child reaches six weeks.
A child would cry for about three to four hours a day. Most children cry and become cranky in the late afternoon or evening. However, it is necessary to understand what your child needs as it might affect his health if due attention is not given.
Understanding the behaviors of a newborn
The baby in the initial weeks does not think he and his mother are two separate bodies. Rather he assumes to be a part of his mother. He tries to understand his new world, and you, as his mother, help him to understand this by responding to his behaviors.
If you quickly respond to his crying, he would understand the world to be a comfortable place and would cry less often. Therefore, comforting or picking up your baby when he cries makes him understand your love toward him.
When to take your child to a doctor?
Some children cry a lot more than other children and often at the end of the day. This can happen when too much stimulation is given to a child. Removing stimulation might help. Often patting the baby on his back can soothe him. Taking baby for a walk also helps.
However, if you think you are unable to understand your child’s needs, and you might harm your child by your techniques, contact a doctor. Pediatric Health Care can take care of all your worries and can make you understand how to manage these situations. Call us or take appointments online.