by: Kirsten Hawkins
Diapers: as a rule, most PDF babies will need a diaper change that corresponds with their feeding times. This will total 6-8 diapers per day, or more if you manage to change your baby prior to her pooping. Most new parents learn to “time” the diaper change to correspond with the after-meal expulsion of solid waste, but if you miss it, you’ll have a few more diapers to go through in the course of the day.
Diaper rash: some babies have sensitive skin and will get a rash due to food allergies, teething, yeast infections, or sitting too long in a messy diaper. If this occurs, talk to your pediatrician about an over-the-counter remedy or a prescription product for a more serious situation.
Growth spurts: the first of these confusing times may come as early as 10 days after birth. They are typically preceded by a sleepy day and a voracious appetite (either nursing or bottle-feeding). They may show up again at 3, 6, and 12 weeks and again at 4 and 6 months. If you notice that your baby is no longer satisfied after feedings like she has been, you might be approaching a growth spurt. If you are nursing, add a feeding or two to your routine to accommodate your baby’s needs and to increase your milk supply.
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About The Author
Kirsten Hawkins is a baby and parenting expert specializing new mothers and single parent issues. Visit http://www.babyhelp411.com/ for more information on how to raising healthy, happy children.