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7 Baby Care Tips For New Mums To Help Ease Into Motherhood

7 Baby Care Tips For New Mums To Help Ease Into Motherhood

The joy of becoming a mum is unlike no other. But it also brings along a wave of mixed emotions and newer responsibilities. You may begin to feel extra cautious about everything and the slightest change in your baby’s health can make you feel anxious. But don’t worry, because, with a little help and practice, you will be able to care for your little one better, and navigate the difficult paths of parenthood easily.

To make things a tad bit easier for you, we have compiled a list of baby care tips for new mums, including how to strengthen your bond with your little one and basic instructions on their bathing, diapering, and feeding needs.

7 Helpful Baby Care Tips For New Mums

Helpful Baby Care Tips For New Mums
Before your baby’s arrival, make sure you have all the essentials in place, and also stock up on natural baby skincare products / Image credit: Pexels

Prepare A Checklist

Even before your baby’s arrival, you must prepare a checklist of items that you will require while nursing and caring for your little one. This checklist will act as your reference while stocking up on baby essentials, and also give you peace of mind, knowing that you have everything you need for looking after your little one. In addition to baby products, do include essential nursing items like a breast pump, nursing pillow, and nursing bras for a smoother breastfeeding journey.

Choose Baby Products Wisely

Your baby’s skin and hair is delicate and prone to rashes and irritation. Hence, it is recommended you use natural and plant-based products only that offer gentle yet effective protection to them. You can opt for BabyChakra’s wash, hair oil, and shampoo, which are designed with all-natural ingredients that nourish and protect your baby’s sensitive skin and scalp. 


The baby wash gently cleanses your little one’s skin and strengthens their skin barrier, and the natural hair oil and shampoo nourish their scalp, promote stronger hair growth, and prevent conditions like dandruff and cradle cap. 

Find Comfort In Breastfeeding

Breast milk is your little one’s sole source of nourishment, and hence, you must ensure that they latch properly to you to get the required nutrients for their healthy growth and development. However, while breastfeeding is a wonderful experience, many mums struggle to nurse their little ones due to several concerns like breast engorgement, low milk supply, or sore and cracked nipples. If you have any concerns about nursing your little one or are worried that they aren’t latching properly, then you should not hesitate to speak with a lactation consultant.

A lactation consultant can demonstrate effective breastfeeding tips and positions that will make your journey a bit smoother and ensure that your little one is nourished and well-fed.

Pay Attention To Diaper Hygiene

Helpful baby care tips for new mums
Invest in a natural diaper rash cream and water-based bamboo wipes to hydrate and protect your baby’s skin / Image credit: Pexels

Your baby is likely to pee and poop several times a day, and thus, you should get ready to change a dozen of diapers. Make sure that they aren’t wearing a soiled or wet diaper for too long as that can cause the breeding of bacteria, further leading to diaper rashes and skin infections. Additionally, follow proper diaper hygiene methods and only use natural and plant-based products in your little one’s diaper area.


For instance, you can opt for the natural diaper care bundle from BabyChakra, which comes with bamboo fibre-based water wipes, and diaper rash cream. The rash cream contains zinc oxide, which forms a protective layer on your munchkin’s skin and prevents the appearance of rashes in the future. 

Observe Your Baby’s Cues To Understand Their Needs

Crying is the only way your baby communicates with you. Hence, you must pay special attention to their cues to understand their needs. In most cases, your baby will cry for the following reasons

  • They are hungry
  • They need to be swaddled
  • They have a soiled diaper
  • They are bored and want to be entertained
  • They are tired
  • They are feeling hot/cold

Try Skin-to-skin Contact To Bond With Your Baby

Try Skin-to-skin Contact To Bond With Your Baby
Breastfeeding helps encourage skin-to-skin contact and strengthen your bond with your baby / Image credit: Pexels

Every new mum fears that she won’t be able to bond with her baby, or that her baby won’t like her. But don’t worry, we have got you covered with some effective tips to bond with your little one. One of the most failproof tips is trying skin-to-skin contact, which involves gently cradling your baby in your arms, and stroking their back or tummy. Breastfeeding is also an excellent way to encourage skin-to-skin contact. While you are breastfeeding, ensure to look into your baby’s eyes and interact so that they get familiar with you and form a strong relationship.

Always Keep A Basic Medicine And First-Aid Box Handy

It’s always a good idea to keep essential medicines and a first-aid box handy at home. Make sure to consult your child’s paediatrician to understand what medicines or syrups can keep you keep at home in case of an emergency. Also, understand the dosage of each medicine and when to administer them carefully. 


You should also consider keeping a tummy relief roll-on and after-bite roll-on to resolve your little one’s tummy and skin concerns. You can opt for BabyChakra’s roll-on bundle, which comes with their tummy relief roll-on that offers quick comfort from stomach aches and cramps, and the after-bite roll-on, which soothes insect and mosquito bites effectively.

Parenthood is an ever-evolving skill, so don’t panic or stress if you do make some mistakes while navigating this journey. Just follow these baby care tips for new mums and make sure to ask for help whenever you are feeling overwhelmed and exhausted. 

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How to care for your baby’s skin in the winter: Want to get rid of your baby’s winter skin woes? Try this effective winter skincare routine with nourishing and hydrating products. 


Feature Image: Debina Bonnerjee / Instagram

21 Dec 2022

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