You've carried your baby inside you for nine months, but most new parents are full of nerves about handling their tiny newborn. Here's how to get over those new-mum and dad nerves. Support his head Your baby's head is big and heavy compared with her
Get everything ready before undressing your baby - baby wash or shampoo if you're using it, flannels and cotton wool for wiping eyes, towel, clean nappy and clothesHow to bath your baby
The prospect of getting those little newborn arms and legs into clothes can be daunting. But itll become easier with time which youll have plenty of just be gentle and patient until you both get the hang of it. Warm and cosy Your baby is very
, as well as a great place to get all your shopping done.Visit next.co.uk/babyboutique and browse the range of products. Categories include Bedtime, Feeding, Clothes, Safety and Health and Playtime. It's the place to be for new mums and mums
as necessary. Babyexpert.com midwife, Nikki Khan shows you how: PREPPINGAlways make sure the room is warm and free from droughts (ideally 18 degrees centigrade). Youll need: A bowl of warm waterA towelCotton woolA fresh nappyClean clothesTOPPINGWipe each eye
baby may be wrapped up too warmly so try removing a layer of clothes.Jaundice: Many newborns develop very mild jaundice about three days after birth, which turns their skin slightly yellow. It's treated under a phototherapy lamp or clears by itself.
for toys with lots of colours and patterns. Give your baby some exercise time-take his clothes and nappy off when he seems bored or restless, at bath or changing time, and let him enjoy the feeling of being able to kick around freely. Avoid having hot