Newborns are used to their mother's tight and quiet belly and they do not always like the outside world. Babies specifically do not like noise or a bright light. These factors can tire and irritate the baby, making him/her tearful and nervous.
Here are 4 things babies dislike - see what tires and irritates babies.
Since all newborns do not see well yet, they perceive the world with hearing, touch and skin. They feel that a lot has changed suddenly: everything is new, different, bigger and brighter than in their mother's belly. It will take some time for him/her to get used to the new conditions.
Until this happens, situations that may stress your newborn should be avoided. There are things that babies particularly dislike. That is why it is worth knowing what tires and irritates the baby and what to do to save him/her from unpleasant experiences.
Babies don't like noise
Sounds that were previously muffled by the amniotic fluid are now perfectly audible. These very loud noises irritate and disturb the baby. Surprised by the noise, the baby suddenly stretches his legs and hands, and then begins to cry loudly (this is the so-called Moro reflex).
Therefore, at least for the first month, it is better not to turn on the TV loudly, turn down the cell phone and the door bell. This does not mean that you should live in silence - the usual house noises do not disturb the baby, and the hum of a dryer or a silent vacuum cleaner even calms some newborns.
Babies don't like chaos and love the routine
It is difficult for everyone to function in chaos, and in newborn babies the lack of an orderly rhythm of the day and surprises such as bathing in the morning, not in the evening, additionally disturb the sense of security. The lack of rituals is one of the things that babies and toddlers especially dislike. When a baby is active, he/she likes to know what's going on with him/her. An orderly rhythm of the day is important to him/her, so play, walk or bath should take place more or less in the same order and at similar times of the day. It must be remembered that rituals for babies are very important.
Babies don't like bright light
During the 9 months of his fetal life, the baby was in the twilight. After birth, bright sun or a strong light bulb tire and irritate the baby.
It is better that the light is dimmed - instead of the upper lamp, let the bedside lamp shine with an incandescent lamp with a power of no more than 40 watts. Twilight will allow the baby to adapt to new conditions faster with no painful experiences.
- It is also very important to remember that the baby must be positioned so that he/she does not look directly at the shining lamp, computer monitor or TV set on.
- On sunny days, the stroller hood should be raised.
- It is also better not to leave the light in the children's room at night - the light stimulates the eye to grow, which may result in Myopia in the future.
Babies do not like large spaces
One of the things babies dislike is the large space around them. The baby felt tight in the tummy, especially at the end of pregnancy.
After birth, babies suddenly have a lot of space around them and thus they don’t feel very confident. Newborn lying in a cot can be wrapped in a special cover or a sleep bag.
To make the crib seem more tummy-friendly and friendly to the baby, it is worth placing a baby nest in it, which will limit the space around the body, thanks to which the baby will feel more secure.
The first month of a child's life is sometimes called the tenth month of pregnancy, because in order for a newborn to adapt to new conditions, it must be provided with conditions similar to those prevailing in the womb.
You can read about how to look at the world through the eyes of a baby, understand what is bothering him and meet his needs in the book "The Happiest Baby Around" by pediatrician Harvey Karp, which includes his own experiences and observations from scientific research.
Written by: Kate Hubicz