Topical issues of caring for the baby the first three months of life

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Last reviewed: 15.05.2018

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  • Why does the baby have a flattened head?

Flattening of the head at this age is not necessarily pathological. If the child lies more on the back, the occipital bone is slightly flattened, and if on the side, it becomes more convex. This is due to the fact that the bones of babies are still soft. This flattening will disappear with time.

To flatten the head was less pronounced, it is often necessary to change the position of the head, turning the child on one side or the other. True, this rarely gives a positive effect, because the child prefers to sleep on one side.

If the flattening is more pronounced on the one hand, it is necessary to put the baby so that he aspires to turn the head in the other direction. For example, you put the child face to the wall, he, wanting to see what is happening, he turns the head in another direction.

  • Is it necessary to provide a child with sleep completely silent?

There is no need to create artificial silence during child's sleep. He can and must sleep in a normal home background. This does not mean, of course, that during a dream in an apartment you should "scream" a TV or radio, but you do not need to go "on tiptoe" either.

  • Do I need to cut my nails?

Nurses grow very fast in infants, and if they are not sheared in time, they can break and curl. In addition, the child can scratch himself.

Cut your nails so that you do not hurt the child. Therefore, it is necessary to cut them not under the thumb, but leave a small edge. Otherwise, the cutting of the nails will turn into torture for the child and the next time he begins to be capricious, as soon as you take the scissors in hand.

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