Taking Care of a Baby

Babies are bundles of joy that bring happiness to any home family. It is very important to take proper care of them so that they grow to be healthy, strong and successful. The first thing you need to consider when looking after the child is diet and nutrition. It is advisable to breastfeed a newly born child for 6 months exclusively. This not only strengthens the bond between mother and child but it also improves the immunity of the child to keep them from falling sick. After the 6 months, introduce other foods slowly until you baby gets used to them. Be sure you give them a balanced diet with larger proportions of fruit and vegetables.

Hygiene and cleanliness is another important factor if you want the baby to grow in the proper way. Teach the baby simple habits like washing their hands before meals and after visiting the toilet. You should clean the baby with warm water at least once a day. Choose the products you use on the child very carefully to ensure they do not react to anything. Only use products from trusted brands that are mild and good for the baby. Clean all the equipment you use on the baby thoroughly, preferably with sanitizer, at all times to avoid infections. The house should also be kept very clean, as this is where the child moves around.

Babies need to get enough sleep to enhance their health, growth and development. Try and come up with regular sleeping patterns for the child so that they can get enough sleep. Take away all distractions that can cause the child not to have their sleep time. Finally, play time is very important for the babies’ development. This helps to engage the little ones minds where they learn new things. You can buy games they can play within the house individually or you can come up with simple games that you can play with your child.

The Christian Religion’s Guide to Child Training

Children are important to us as Christians. Before they grow to take over from where we shall leave off they require thorough training. The training begins with parental examples. Like father, like son, goes the wise saying. In Ezekiel 16:44 we have: ‘… As is the mother so is the daughter.’ It deserves emphasis that you watch what you do because children start to learn from their parents’ actions before they begin to learn from their words. If a child lives where criticism is rife he learns to condemn. Let him live in an atmosphere of hostility, he grows to fight.

Conversely, if a child’s environment is one of tolerance, he learns to radiate patience. If a child lives where there’s acceptance and friendship, he learns to give off love.

The training starts from when they are babes. Children need be taught, instructed, exhorted on the difference between right and wrong. The process must be persuasive and need be matched with endearing encouragement. See Proverbs 1:8, Ephesians 6:4.

Your corrective approach to your child’s behavior should be one with love. Avoid criticism, bitter words and cruel punishment. If you don’t, you lose him to confusion, which leads to discouragement. A discouraged child resists training. Children are never spoiled by positive encouragement. God said: ‘This is my beloved son …’

Explanation must close every point on which a child receives punishment. He needs to know why an action earns him punishment and not praise in order that he avoids it next time around. Revert to Hebrews 12:6.

Our actions later in life enables them to find fulfillment in life even when their parents are no more.

Christian parents should also involve their children in bodily and mental exercises. Parental participation is required. Teach them proper communication skills. Help them to understand how to receive and react in unpleasant situations.

We have to fend for and educate them as the importance of these will not get lost on them when they become parents. Accept and love them always, and as real Christian religionists, stress the significance of obedience and carefulness to them.