Wednesday 27 April 2016


Baby Care Videos

There are so many things I have forgotten what to do, when caring for baby, as it was 7 years ago, since J was born. Just collating some useful baby care videos from

1. How to burp your baby?

2. How to help your baby sleep safely?
  • Sleeps 16-18 hours a day
  • Give pacifier while sleeping to prevent sid
  • Use wearable blanket
  • Don't let baby overheat - check room temperature
  • Don't overdress baby or cover her face or head
  • Don't share bed with baby
  • Breast-feeding and vaccination schedule reduce sid
  • Sid most common 1 month - 1 year old

3. How to swaddle baby?

4. How to care for your baby's umbilical cord stump?

  • Keep it clean & dry
  • Don't attempt to pull off the stump even if it looks like it is hanging from a thread
  • Leave it alone & let it fall off on its own
  • Dress baby in loose clothing to help the stump to dry out
  • If the stump is dirty, use a wet cotton stick/wash cloth, dape the area surrounding the stump and let it air dry
  • Give sponge bath without touching the stump

5. How to give your baby a sponge bath?
  1. 5 small wash cloth for face and diaper area
  2. 2 larger wash cloth to clean and dry the body
  3. Cotton Ball
  4. Cotton sticks
  5. Comb/brush
  6. Towel for placing over bath tub or crib, instead of water
  7. Baby towel to dry baby
  8. Cup for rinsing hair
  9. Basin of warm water for rinsing hair
  10. Small towel to place on bathtub to prevent slip
  11. Clothes to change
  12. Fresh diaper
  13. Mild baby soap
  • 32 degree celsius
  • 1-2 times a week
6. How to give your newborn a bath (after umbilical cord stump has dropped)?

  1. Wash cloth
  2. Cotton Balls for eyes
  3. Cotton sticks
  4. Comb
  5. Towel
  6. Clothes to change
  7. Small towel to place on bathtub to prevent slip
  8. Fresh diaper
  • 32 degree celsius
  • 1-2 times a week

7. How to change diaper?

8. What to pack in your diaper bag?

  1. Diapers
  2. Wet wipes
  3. Tissues
  4. Hand sanitizer
  5. Plastic bags for dirty diapers
  6. Extra baby clothes
  7. Hat
  8. Sunblock
  9. Diaper rash cream
  10. Breast pad
  11. Nursing cover/Sling
  12. Small toy or rattle/Small mirror
  13. Pacifier
  14. Baby food
  15. Bib
  16. Sippy cup

9. How to massage your baby?

10. 5 great games for babies
  • Bike ride with legs
  • Talk to baby
  • Sing to baby
  • Help her roll over (2-6 months)
  • Cover toy and ask where is my toy (4-12 months)
  • Peep-a-boo
  • Kick a ball (8-13 months)

10. Is it ok for baby or toddler to watch TV?
  • Not recommended for under age 2

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