EVENTS: Secrets to a Successful Pregnancy and Baby Care (Oct 2019) - Kids Clinic

EVENTS: Secrets to a Successful Pregnancy and Baby Care (Oct 2019)

Our Kids Clinic paediatrician, Dr Chua Xiuzhen was an invited speaker at the Secrets to a Successful Pregnancy & Baby Care seminar organised by Supermoms last weekend.

 

Dr Chua shared these handy tips with all the couples on how they can be prepared for the arrival of their newborn baby:

 

1. Importance of Skin-to-skin Contact

  • Calms & relaxes your baby.
  • Regulates your baby’s heart rate & breathing.
  • You baby adapts to life outside the womb better.
  • Stimulates an interest in feeding.
  • Regulates your baby’s temperature.
  • Stimulates hormones to support breastfeeding and mothering.

2. Importance of Sleep

Newborn babies do not understand the difference between day and night. However, parents can teach their babies how to differentiate between day and night. You can do this by talking to your baby, playing with them and keeping your house bright during the day. At night, you should keep lights dim and speak softly and calmly.

You can read up more on the importance of sleep here.

3. Having a Bedtime Routine

It is important to do the same thing each evening when preparing your baby for sleep. You should put your baby in the cot when he/she is sleepy but still awake.

 

You should take turns with spouse when doing the bedtime routine so that your baby sleeps when either of you put him/her to sleep.

4. Understanding Feeding Cues

There are some actions your baby would do that indicate he/she is ready to be fed. Here are some cues you might observe in your baby and what they might mean :

 

I. Early Cues: Interested in Feeding

Stirring, mouth opening, turning head/rooting.

 

II. Mid Cues- Interested in Feeding NOW

Licking, increasing movements, hand to mouth

 

III. Late Cues- Calm me then feed me

Crying, agitated movements, face turning red

5. Preparing Baby Carriers

When buying a baby carrier, these are some important things to take note of:

  • Proper and healthy hip positioning for your baby.
  • It has proper head support for your baby.
  • Fabric does not cut into your baby’s face.
  • In your view at all time.
  • Your baby’s face, nose and mouth are uncovered.
  • The carrier has broad, padded shoulder straps that go across your back and a broad waist strap.

6. Preparing a Car Seat

If you are a regular driver and plan on transporting your baby in your car, a car seat is a must-have. Here are some key pointers you need to keep in mind:

  • Secure the car seat well.
  • Holding or placing your baby on your lap is NOT SAFE.
  • The safest place for your baby’s car seat is the back seat away from active airbags.
  • Ensure the car seat is well-padded.
  • A rear-facing car seat is recommended for newborns.

About Kids Clinic

Because we believe that healthy children make happy parents. From newborns to toddlers, our experienced paediatricians are trained to meet a child’s health needs as they grow.

Our Kids Clinic branches are conveniently located in the heartlands for a fast and fuss-free visit.

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29-30 Oct: No appointment at Kids Clinic @ Toa Payoh as Dr Heng Siok Kheng is away.

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1-9 Nov: No appointment at Kids Clinic @ Bedok as Dr Mas is away.


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17 Nov, 13-15 Dec, 24-31 Dec & 1 Jan: No appointment at Kids Clinic @ Punggol as Dr Dave is away.

*Untuk konsultasi /perjanjian pada hari yang sama, silakan datang langsung ke klinik kami.

Are you an existing patient?
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17 Nov, 13-15 Dec, 24-31 Dec & 1 Jan: No appointment at Kids Clinic @ Punggol as Dr Dave is away.

*如果您希望在预约的同一天,安排孩子就诊,请亲临我们的诊所。

Are you an existing patient?
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29-30 Oct: No appointment at Kids Clinic @ Toa Payoh as Dr Heng Siok Kheng is away.

*Untuk konsultasi /perjanjian pada hari yang sama, silakan datang langsung ke klinik kami.

Are you an existing patient?
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29-30 Oct: No appointment at Kids Clinic @ Toa Payoh as Dr Heng Siok Kheng is away.

*如果您希望在预约的同一天,安排孩子就诊,请亲临我们的诊所。

Are you an existing patient?
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1-9 Nov: No appointment at Kids Clinic @ Bedok as Dr Mas is away.


*Untuk konsultasi /perjanjian pada hari yang sama, silakan datang langsung ke klinik kami.

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1-9 Nov: No appointment at Kids Clinic @ Bedok as Dr Mas is away.


*如果您希望在预约的同一天,安排孩子就诊,请亲临我们的诊所。

Are you an existing patient?
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9-23 Nov, 8-18 Dec: No appointment at Kids Clinic @ Bishan as Dr Oh Meng Choo is away.


*Untuk konsultasi /perjanjian pada hari yang sama, silakan datang langsung ke klinik kami.

Are you an existing patient?
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9-23 Nov, 8-18 Dec: No appointment at Kids Clinic @ Bishan as Dr Oh Meng Choo is away.


*如果您希望在预约的同一天,安排孩子就诊,请亲临我们的诊所。

Are you an existing patient?
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24-30 Nov, 1-5 Dec: No appointment for Dr Simon Ng at Kids Clinic @ Mt Alvenia as he is away.

*Untuk konsultasi /perjanjian pada hari yang sama, silakan datang langsung ke klinik kami.

Are you an existing patient?
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24-30 Nov, 1-5 Dec: No appointment for Dr Simon Ng at Kids Clinic @ Mt Alvenia as he is away.

*如果您希望在预约的同一天,安排孩子就诊,请亲临我们的诊所。

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4-11 Dec: No appointment for Dr Wendy at Kids Clinic @ Mt Alvernia as he is away.

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