There’s an old saying that when you give birth to a baby you give birth to your baby common sense at the same time. In other words, don’t worry beforehand that you won’t know anything about newborn baby care because much of what you need to know will come naturally to you. You’re bound to be given lots of parenting tips by well-meaning friends and family, but in those early days your baby’s development will rely almost entirely on being fed, clean and comfortable.
Feeding is simple, especially if you are breastfeeding baby, and her comfort depends mainly on her being kept clean, having a regularly-changed nappy and a clean, comfy bed to sleep in. Your baby’s development will not depend on how fancy her bed is or how coordinated her sheets!
Here is some basic newborn baby care parenting tips on keeping your baby clean and comfortable: