Being a baby sitter is a responsibility that requires great commitment and devotion as you are entrusted by the baby’s parents to take good care of their baby. Therefore, you need to be extra cautious. Below are tips on how to care for a newborn.
Read and understand the rules and guidelines to follow in handling the baby and always ask anything that you are not sure of. Do not forget to ask for emergency contacts.
Always ensure that the baby gets enough sleep after feeding them. This is very important for their growth.
Ask the parents about their baby’s burping and stick to what they say. Babies burp differently at different times, some after eating while other burp in the course of feeding time.
Change diapers often to ensure that the baby is fresh at all times.
Put the baby to sleep and ensure their cribs are empty and not stuffed with toys and blankets to facilitate comfort
Soothing the baby is important when they are agitated
Once the baby is awake, engage him in play though they are slow to response as they are still absorbing and in the learning stage.
If the baby cries a lot, leave them in a safe place and go calm down to avoid being frustrated in their presence.