Mum calls for mandatory basic training around caring for a new baby before parents are discharged from hospital.
The mum shared how she is often sickened by how babies and infants get treated at times, by their caregivers and their partners.
We are too often reading breaking news about a child or infant losing their life after suffering some form of terrible abuse or neglect.
This mum (who wants to stay anonymous) believes all parents should have to watch a compulsory video on basic care of their babies and toddlers, and should not be allowed to leave hospital with their new baby until they have signed an agreement that they have undertaken the basic training.
She also suggested it could be something taught in high school or even late primary school to help grow and nurture loving and caring parents.
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One of the important topics to teach new parents include, what to do if your baby is crying:
1. Check that your baby isn’t thirsty/dehydrated
2. Check that your baby isn’t hungry
3. Check that your baby has a clean nappy
4. Do they have a nappy rash and how to treat?
5. Consider using a cheap dummy
6. Consider giving your baby a favourite comfort blanket or toy
7. Consider the option of having a pair of ear phones handy if you are struggling with a crying baby
8. Check for a fever, temperature, redness on body/face and when to seek medical assistance
9. Watch a video how to bathe a baby and how to check the water temperature first, on wrists.
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