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9 things about newborns Not to Be concerned about

#1 Sneezing

Your newborn has been living in water so they may be a bit congested. Your baby has such a tiny nose that the smallest bit of mucus will block it.

Unless accompanied by thick yellow mucus your baby will pass this sneezing phase as they get used to breathing air.

#2 Newborn girl with blood in her diaper

Your estrogen levels surge during pregnancy which transfers to your unborn child. It is not uncommon for baby girls to experience a mini period due to mum’s hormone surge. This is totally normal.

#3 Face rash/ swollen breasts/ swollen genitals

Mum’s hormones are still circulating in the baby’s blood which is the main reason why your baby may also have acne between 2 weeks to 2 months.

Be patient, it’s harmless

#4 Crying

Crying is really the only way babies can communicate what they need so they cry

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Crying is really the only way babies can communicate what they need so they cry. He’s not harming himself by crying.

Sometimes babies cry simply because they are startled.

#5 Baby’s soft spot

Despite all worries, you shouldn’t be stressed if you do happen to touch the soft spot on your baby’s head. You are not touching your baby’s brain.

A baby’s skull is in three parts so that their head can pass through the birth canal. It will fuse together into one as your baby grows. A very thick protective membrane covers the area.

#6 Seeing a pulse in the soft spot

Because the skull hasn’t fused together, you can see the veins and arteries as they carry blood to your baby’s circulatory system.

Because the skull hasn’t fused together, you can see the veins and arteries as they carry blood to your baby’s circulatory system

#7 A hollow in your baby’s chest

Your child does not have a heart problem.

The breast bone is in three parts, as your baby grows, their belly and chest muscles will pull straight as the bottom piece angles backward. Layers of baby fat cover up your baby’s anatomy.

#8 Squishy poop immediately after feeding

  • Breast milk is easily digested so many children poop after a feeding.
  • Formula fed babies have less frequent bowel movements.
  • Newborns have squishy poop simply because they are on an all liquid diet.

#9 Hiccups

No one really knows why babies hiccup as much as they do. It is thought that it’s because the baby doesn’t have control over their brain and abdominal muscle or diaphragm. Hiccups are very normal during babyhood.

 

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First published at parents.com

 

Leah

Founder at LetuKenya
Leah was born and raised in Kenya. She has a degree in psychology and divides her time between article writing, blogging and creating original African pieces. She provides her writing services independently and can be found odesk. When she isn’t hunched over a computer, she’s out being inspired by nature.

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