Bathing a newborn is a daunting task for most new parents. The idea of taking your fragile package and making them slippery and hard to hold can send a shiver down your spine. Here are some tips to make the process easier.
Until the umbilical cord falls off, you should not give the baby a tub bath at all. The baby should be given sponge baths until then. After the cord has fallen off, you may begin tub baths. Newborns do not need to be bathed everyday. If you are changing the baby as soon as the diaper is soiled and wiping off the babys hands and face each time you change his diaper, your baby only needs a bath two or three times a week. Bathing your baby more often can dry out his skin. After your baby starts crawling around and getting into things, he should be bathed every day.
- Frank A. Clark
Friendships are very important when it comes to emotional health, both for adults and children! Not having friends can have devastating effects on a child. Children who struggle with making and keeping friends often experience mental health problems such as anxiety and depression. They are also more likely to get into trouble and drop out of school.
To a child, having even just one good friend can make a huge difference. Research shows it is not the quantity of friends children have that matters, it’s the quality of even one or two good relationships. You can help your child become better at making and keeping friends by teaching three basic social skills: