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Baby care

The best place for a small baby is on someone’s arms. In order to grow into a balanced, confident person, who can take others into account, the baby needs touch, skin contact, movement and eye contact. These can all be given to the baby by holding them. The closer the baby is to his or her parent or carer, the faster the baby’s needs are met. This reinforces the baby’s awareness of himself or herself and the environment.

Fathers are changing their baby's diapers.

The easiest and simplest way to provide food for the baby is by nursing. Exclusive breastfeeding is recommended for six months, due to its comprehensive beneficial health effects, and mixed feeding, nursing while also giving other food, at least during the baby’s first year. However, the lives of families are very different and sometimes exclusive breastfeeding, or breastfeeding in general, are not possible. In these cases, nutrition is ensured with the help of baby formula.

Bathing the baby and caring for the baby’s skin 

Changing diapers 

Treating the baby’s umbilical stump 

Watch a video on how to swaddle your baby at Perheaikaa website (in Finnish).

26.05.2021 14:34