As a parent, you are the one who is solely responsible of properly taking care of your baby. You have to provide everything the baby needs whether it has something to do with his/her physical or emotional needs. It is a fact that this task is easier to be said than done but as a parent; you can surely manage to get things done properly. To take care of your baby well, you should be aware of the things that he/she primarily needs. Before the baby comes out, you should already be aware of these things to make sure that you can do your part well, as a parent. And to somehow help you with this matter, here are the things that babies need.
Just like anyone else, your baby also needs a lot of nutritious and healthy foods. This can be in the form of breast milk or other baby foods. It basically depends on how old the baby is. During his/her first months, solid foods may not be very suitable for him/her, so you have to stick with milk first. As you baby grows, you can then introduce other forms of foods to him/her like cereals for babies or canned/bottles baby foods. The type of foods that you’ll be giving to your baby is something that you have to give with utmost importance because this is what will make your baby healthy as he/she grows.
Right amount of sleep is another thing that your baby needs. Everyone actually needs this but babies are the ones who really need to sleep well because they are still in process of growing and developing. They need proper sleep in order to survive in this world. A baby basically needs about 15 ½ hours of proper sleep every day. Normally, babies spend most of their time sleeping and during this time, they are in their peak of development and growth.
Next is comfort and grooming. Your baby would surely need care and comfort from you all the time. When the baby cries, you have to immediately respond and comfort him/her so that he/she will stop crying. This is just one way of how you can meet your baby’s emotional needs. Grooming on the other hand is another thing that should consider. You have to keep your baby clean by bathing, brushing his/her teeth and combing his/her hair. However, this may not be applicable yet during the baby’s first months. And of course, you also have to make sure that you have time to play with your baby because this will strengthen the bond between the two of you.
And lastly, your baby would also need a lot of clothes and diapers. Eventually, you baby has to change his/her clothes everyday to make sure that he/she is neat and clean. Clothes will also serve as the baby’s protection from certain elements considering that his/her skin is still very delicate. Diapers on the other hand are needed to make sure that the baby feels fresh every now and then. But of course, choosing the diapers and clothes should be based on what suits the baby best.