- Strict or flexible diet
- Walks in the open air
- Baby hygiene
- While awake
- Approximate daily regimen of a child in 1 month
At the age of one month, the most difficult and responsible period of the newborn. The child has grown, matured and if from the first days of your life, you regulated the regime of feeding and sleep by time, then in 1 month the baby has already mastered a certain periodicity.
If not, we continue to accustom the baby to the regimen of the day. Any the child sooner or later gets used to the established regime feeding. But this process can be accelerated and facilitated, if you know what changes in the feeding regimen occur as growth of the child.
An average monthly baby should be fed 6 times a day with an interval of 3 – 3.5 hours and it depends on the physiological development and by weight of the child. Baby with a weight of 3 to 4 kg, usually withstands 3 hourly interval between feedings, and with a weight of 4 to 5 kg – 4 hourly.
Wakeful periods increase to one hour. The need for a sleep of a one-month-old child is approximately 18 hours a day. By the way, find out if babies can sleep on their stomachs.
Strict or flexible diet
Diet at certain hours benefits the baby and convenient for parents. Mode is your assistant.
There are two types of feeding regimes: strict and flexible.
Strict feeding – this is the hourly feeding of the newborn at a precisely set time, regardless of whether the child was able to to assimilate the entire portion of milk the previous time, and if he is hungry ahead of time, they still wait for the scheduled time. The strict regimen does not take into account the physiological changes of the child in during the day.
Over time baby adapt to this mode, but the adaptation process is very tough in relation to the baby. If he is hungry ahead of time, woke up and crying inconsolably, demanding food, this is a real test for mom to pull time until the regimen of feeding hours, heart torn to pieces by pity.
Yes, and the kid is exhausted. Distracting maneuvers in the form of a dummy, some water, rattles, do not always help, and only for a short time.
A flexible feeding regimen is more humane in relation to the baby. This is a mode in which the basis is need and desire child at the moment.
The disadvantage of this mode is that the mother is attached to the baby, she cannot have her free time, because the child at any time may require mom to her, the baby learns to manipulate mom. Indulging the baby, we ourselves instill vagaries in further spoiling.
Flexible mode can easily switch to unsystematic mode and frequent number of feedings. This problem occurs most often in children. on breastfeeding.
Not every baby crying is hungry cry. And if with every dissatisfaction, you will offer chest, a habit develops that it later comes around natural moods, digestive upsets, obesity (habit of seizing trouble).
The baby does not always cry when he is hungry. If you exclude the disease and painful symptoms, the child may just be sad or lonely, he needs attention, so do not rush right away feed.
I think you understand that you should not fall into any of extremes. Need to find a middle ground! That is, given natural needs of the child, nevertheless, gently but persistently to accustom the baby, along with himself, to a certain regime.
Walks in the open air
We continue to walk on fresh air. The residence time is gradually increasing. In summer days the whole period of sleep, and this is approximately 2 hours, can be carried out on the street.
For walks we choose a quiet place. Best of all is a park or square. AT in summer we carefully conduct sun baths for a short time, carefully open different parts of the body, substituting the sun.
A walk should be canceled if there is strong wind or rain outside the window. Such weather provokes hypothermia and, as a result, possible colds.
The duration of the sunbath begins with 3 minutes, gradually increasing by 1-2 minutes.
It is advisable to bathe a child daily, a month-old child does not need when bathing additional toys, bathing itself, some water for him are entertainment. Vodichka relaxes, calms, takes off skin irritation, if any.
The procedure must necessarily give joy to the baby, in Otherwise, fear of water to fight already difficult. Washing with soap and shampoo is not often necessary, just one once a week, do not overdry the skin of the baby. After bathing conveniently wrap it in a towel with a hood to head stayed warm.
When changing clothes, we leave for a short period of time naked. We make sure that there are no drafts and air temperature in the room was comfortable enough, not lower than 22 degrees. Air baths help the skin breathe, play a role hardening procedures.
We continue to do massage, stroke the legs, starting from the heels up; handles from fingers to forearm, back from buttocks to to the shoulders, tummy clockwise.
Before each feeding, lay out briefly on the tummy.
During all the procedures we actively communicate, sing, talk, encouraging the child to have a return dialogue. Kid at this age not understands words, but sensitively picks up intonation, facial expressions.
Do not scare the baby with loud, sharp sounds. Calm a joyful atmosphere should prevail in your home, this is a guarantee baby’s health.
We hang bright toys for viewing or use entertaining rug. Be sure to leave the baby for a short while one, gradually accustom to independence, the ability to find self-employment. Do not constantly be near. Keep baby in sight, but so that he does not saw. Ask the opinion of experienced moms how much to wear baby on the arms.
This article will help you understand the question of why the child is not takes a breast.
Approximate daily regimen of a child in 1 month
|6 a.m.||lift, morning toilet, feeding|
|7:00 – 9:00||sleep|
|9:00 – 10:00||feeding, wakefulness|
|10:00 – 12:00||sleep, preferably in the fresh air|
|12:00 – 13:00||feeding, wakefulness|
|13:00 – 15:00||sleep|
|15:00 – 16:00||feeding, wakefulness|
|16:00 – 18:00||sleep, possibly in the fresh air|
|18:00 – 19:00||feeding, wakefulness|
|19:00 – 21:00||sleep|
|21:00 – 22:00||bathing, feeding|
|22:00 – 6:00||night sleep, 1-2 feeds on request|