Taking good care of your newborn is much of a responsibility and involves lots of attention rather than anything else. When it comes to the whole aspect of tackling a newborn, even the second time parents tend to feel rather confused and tensed.
However, if you follow few basic tips, parenting a newborn is much of a hassle.
A newborn baby is indeed very delicate and needs to be treated with care and understanding. As parents, it must have taken both of you quite a lot of time before the delivery to decide what will happen when the baby turns up.
However, with the new one in your lap it is rather difficult to predict. Just relax and enjoy every moment of being parents, after all it is your own baby and no one other than you both can take good care of him/her.
The few most conventional and most important areas of a newborn care is of course
Feeding, Diapering, Massaging
Nevertheless, these are the primary categories of newborn care, but then there are several smaller minute categories within these bigger aspects. Right from holding your child properly to carrying her/him in the right way involves care and right methods.
You will have to understand that your baby is not yet strong and is completely like a ball of wool. The way you tend to take care and mould him/her the better will be his strength tomorrow. Try to be as soft and tender in your ways as possible. Do lift him with care and use both your hands for the same. Try to support the neck and shoulder region, as it is one of the most delicate parts of a newborn in every way.
When it comes to changing diapers, be as soft as possible, peel out, stick the diaper with utmost care, and always remember to use soft wet tissues to wipe the area. It is very important to make the baby wear soft cotton clothes, rather than any other material. While wrapping him up in the blanket or a rug try to be careful and keep in mind not to hurt any of his/her body parts.
However, there is no end to baby care and even you can invent your ways of good newborn care, it is all about love and passion that you require as new parents.