For a long time, the development of babies was somewhat pushed aside, because it was thought that newborns needed freedom and should not be restricted in their movements. However, recent research suggests that a baby’s development can bring many benefits not only to himself but also to his parents. In this article, we not only present the benefits of development for babies, advise on how to develop babies, but also answer perhaps the most popular and frequently asked questions about newborn development.
Development and its benefits
According to experts, development helps babies calm down. The cozy baby falls asleep much faster, his sleep deepens, lengthens and even improves, because it reminds him of his mother's womb. A developed baby is protected from involuntary movements . In the first months of life, babies move their arms and legs furiously, and expressively moving limbs can accidentally bump into objects around them, a crib frame, a harder object, or just themselves. After all, no one wants babies to get caught or not. In addition, involuntary movements can wake up the baby. Development is a great ways reduce intestinal problems . Some mothers confirm that the development of the baby helps to prevent or at least reduce colic. In addition, they argue that this is a more effective way than drugs.
From how many months to start developing a baby?
Although babies can be developed as soon as they are born, do not rush to do so. First, we recommend getting to know your baby and paying attention to his sleep and how he falls asleep. If your baby falls asleep fast, sleeps peacefully and rarely wakes up then you may not even need development. We recommend developing newborn babies if they have difficulty falling asleep, often waking up, making a lot of involuntary movements or suffering from colic..
How to develop a baby: A 12-step process
There are many ways for a baby to develop. Some people choose ready-made diapers-envelopes, others regular pieces of fabric. The process of choosing diaper-diapers is much simpler, but often the baby developed in this way is not surrounded by enough tissue. When using the fabric, first pay attention to its composition and size. We recommend choosing fabrics made of the most natural materials, with a length of 100 cm. Also, pay attention and choose a fabric thickness that is not too hot or too cold for your baby. Developing a fabric for the first time can be quite challenging, so here are 12 steps that will make it easier for you to understand the intricacies of development.s.
- Straighten the diaper and make sure no wrinkles are left anywhere.
- Fold the top of the diaper with two or three fingers.
- Lay the baby so that the diaper starts just below the bottom of the ears.
- With your baby's right hand on top, place the right corner of the diaper on top and place it under the butt.
- Do the same with the left side.
- Fold the rest of the bottom of the diaper at both corners and fold it up to about the navel. Never pinch your hands.
- With the diaper folded up, bend the left corner below the baby's lower body to the right and the right to the left..
- Put the remaining corner of the fabric behind the front pocket.
- Make sure the diaper does not reach the baby’s face as this may irritate or encourage the baby to look for the breast..
- To make sure you don't twist too much, insert two fingers behind the diaper area of the diaper (fingers should fit easily)..
- Make sure the baby’s legs are not too tight and can move freely.
- Lay your baby only on your back (lying on your side or tummy increases the risk of SKMS).
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When to stop developing a baby?
If the baby is already showing the first signs of trying to engage in time to stop developing! This should be around 3 months of the baby's life. To prevent your baby from experiencing stress, we recommend doing this gradually. Release one hand first for a few nights, then the other. Later, cover only the chest and abdomen with a cloth. Finally, give up diapers altogether. When giving up diapers, watch your baby and don’t rush, let him get used to the changed situation.s.
Important things to know
The development of the baby can reduce the number of awakenings, help you fall asleep and sleep longer.
If weakly twisted, the baby may sink, start fumbling and wake up.
An overly developed baby will feel uncomfortable, will be extremely constrained, and may start to get angry and cry.
The edges of the diaper must not touch the smiley. This will irritate the newborn's skin, encourage him to look for the breast.
The baby's legs must move freely. Excessive tightening of the hips can cause problems in the future.
Choose the right material according to the air temperature so that your baby does not overheat or freeze.
Lay developed babies ONLY on your back, lying on your side or on your abdomen increases the risk of SCMS..
In diapers, the baby should not spend all day outside sleeping to allow the baby to move freely..
Developed puppies should not be placed on soft surfaces, in chairs, deckchairs or special cribs.
There is no need to cover the developed baby with a blanket.
What else will be needed to develop a baby?
The main thing needed in developing a baby is obviously diapers. Diaper materials come in a wide variety. Among the most popular choices remain light and thin gauze diapers, warm and especially gentle flannel diapers , traditional cotton diapers and a new favorite muslin cotton diapers. The type of material should be chosen according to the warmth of the room in which the baby is sleeping. It is very important that the newborn does not overheat or freeze. It is not necessary to prepare the developing baby, you can develop it just with diapers. However, if you think it may be a little too cold it should suffice..
Another pretty important thing in developing a baby development tables . There is a great variety of them, like diapers, from built-in tables to chests of drawers with pull-out bathtubs. Built-in development tables will be great if you have already installed a baby room and do not want to confuse the existing design with a new large purchase. They are easy to install and extremely easy to adapt to any interior. In addition, this type of table is suitable for those who do not have much space, as they can be mounted on almost any surface. Development tables are being set up are much larger. You can choose between simple and tables with shelves or drawers for storing items. Functional development tables can usually perform not only the function of a development table and storage, but can also have a bathtub or other useful accessories.