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But what if the parent exaggerates and focuses excessively on the child?
Here are some care mistakes that parents make most often when caring for babies.
1. Feeding the baby as recommended by the milk producer or textbooks for young parents
Sometimes you can find parents who feed their children "for an hour" because that's what milk mix manufacturers recommend and most parent guides. Of course, there is nothing wrong with the fact that the baby is accustomed to daily and constant feeding times. In practice, however, flexibility must be maintained.
The child may show different appetite during periods of heightened growth, illness, important life changes (e.g. while learning crawling, walking, developmental leaps, going to nursery, the appetite may be smaller).
When, during the meal, the toddler does not show interest in food, the parent often gets irritated and the child responds with crying. Meanwhile, just watch the baby closely.
When a toddler clearly demands food, do not delay serving your mealbecause the child's body does not understand that it must wait an hour or more. Also, do not force the child to force food if he does not want to eat porridge (even though he has not eaten anything for 4 hours), nothing will happen if he eats it later.
2. Dressing the baby too thickly
Due to the fact that the child is small and not very mobile in the first weeks of his life, we think that it is necessary to dress warmly. We put on comfortable pants and a T-shirt at home, and the child's body, jacket, romper, sweater and wrap in a blanket or cover with a quilt. And yet a baby does not need so many clothes.
Just one layer more than assumed by an adult, and if we already cover the baby with a quilt, then give up warm clothes.
The effect of too many clothes is baby overheating. Consequently, this baby is often ill, is less resistant and also has cradle cap, prickly heat and the skin becomes susceptible to chafing. If we want to check if the child is too cold, just touch his neck, he should be slightly warm, but not sweaty.