Dressing a Baby birth to 1 year

Babies need changing frequently in the first months and, initially, you may not be fully confident about supporting your floppy baby and dealing with his clothes at the same time. Don’t worry: it’s perfectly normal to be a bit awkward at first, and any fears you have are easily overcome with practice and patience on your part.

With a new baby, always dress and undress him on a flat surface: a changing mat, the bed, or the floor, is ideal because it allows you to have both hands free. Keep the amount of time he’s undressed to a minimum and don’t get flustered if your baby cries when you take off his clothes. Young babies hate being undressed; they’re afraid of the air on their naked bodies; the removal of the comforting ...

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