While many parents read up on all things parenting while awaiting their bundle of joy, those books simply won’t ever cover everything that you will experience once that bundle arrives. Newborn babies are a myriad of confusing behaviors, so don’t be surprised if you encounter one that wasn’t covered in those parenting books. Instead, sit back, relax and remember that the first few months of life are very serious learning periods for all of us. But not learning like we understand it as adults, learning as is very primitive including learning how to recognize faces, not just doing it how we do as grown folks. Learning how to use fingers, toes, arms and legs are ongoing in the entire first year of life. The most important thing to remember during this time is that you shouldn’t attribute adult, known behaviors to a human being in their earliest stages of life. Sometimes, when it comes in the form of a long finger grasp, it feels good to, but you’ll have greater understanding of your baby’s human development if you try to approach it with a less biased eye.
The Old Soul Theory
You’ll frequently hear many parents claim that their newborn baby seems to be such an ‘old soul’. Usually this is in direct relation to the fact that their baby is often quiet, pensive and definitely looks like he/she is pondering the meaning of life at times. While it’s tempting to believe that they are in fact, that old soul, come to journey through our lives spouting wisdom and intellect about, the chances are, you just have a quiet baby who is doing the one thing a newborn baby can do unassisted, observe. The great thing is that this usually does bode well for infants who are so observant. They tend to learn those critical things like their parents faces quicker.
A trembling baby can be frightening for a parent. If you check your babies hands and feet and they are sufficiently warm, chances are you’re dealing with a very common nervous system blip. Babies are simply not very good at regulating their movements at first, this can lead to a bit of jerkiness or trembling. Babies are born very thin usually, so that means they don’t have much padding in which to regular their body’s temperature. So it is important to make sure they are warm at all times regardless. The trembling is very evolutionary in nature. The trembling comes in handy. When body muscles tense and relax in a rapid fashion, it generates heat for the body. However, if the trembling seems to be accompanied by crying or unusual fussiness, it’s time to consult your pediatrician.
Babies Hiccup – A Lot
You always hate it when you have the hiccups, but they just seem to be a part of life. But they are often rather difficult to see in our newborns. Those hiccups seem to spasm their little body’s beyond what looks comfortable. It problem isn’t comfortable, but the newborn is nowhere as traumatized by it as you likely are. Just try to remember that even in today’s age of baby sciences, they are still a tad bit of a mystery. But we do have feasible theories. One of the most popular theories is that a baby’s swallowing and breathing abilities aren’t fully synchronized yet. Something as small as trying to swallow while drawing a breath can send your little one into a fit of hiccups. But why does it seem to last so long? Two reasons. One, a parent stressing over their child always feels like it last forever, but also, it can take babies longer to untangle these types of ‘bad patterns.’