Navigating Parenthood: Top Newborn Rules Every Parent Should Know

Muhammad Sohaib

Newborn rules

Last Updated on August 13, 2023 by Muhammad Sohaib

A new baby’s birth is a fantastic occasion for gathering with family and friends to rejoice. But despite our collective excitement, we must also keep the infant and the new parents’ needs in mind. 

In this article, “We’ve put together some essential newborn rules for newborn care, aimed at making your baby’s journey smoother and safer.” By following these guidelines, we can all enjoy these special moments together and create beautiful memories that will last a lifetime.

9 Crucial Newborn Rules or Tips

1. Returning the Baby Back to Mom when Crying

It’s common for babies to cry in order to communicate their feelings. When the infant starts weeping while you’re holding them, you shouldn’t be anxious. The most effective strategy of action is to tenderly return them to their mother. Moms have a special skill for identifying and calming their baby’s needs. 

So, anytime the baby cries, keep in mind to return them to their mother’s loving arms.

2. Never bring a cigar near a newborn

It is not safe to smoke (cigars or marijuana) around a child. The developing respiratory system of a newborn can be seriously harmed by exposure to second- and third-hand smoke. 

You should take extra precautions to avoid smoking near a newborn and to avoid wearing clothing that might have smoke residues  or stanins on it.

3. Visit Just When You Feel Healthy

Staying away from a baby when you’re sick is crucial to protect their delicate health. Babies are more vulnerable since their immune systems are still developing and may be less able to successfully ward off illnesses. 

Risks might arise even from very simple ailments like a cold. When you’re sick, you may have  viruses that can easily pass to the baby by close contact, such as holding, nursing, or even breathing close to them.

So what should you do if you smoke and want to be around the baby? Take these actions:

  1. Before seeing the infant, take a full shower (including cleaning your hair), brush your teeth, and put on some new, clean clothes.
  2. Don’t smoke again before visiting the newborn.

4. Never use flash and always get permission before taking picture

It’s usually a good idea to obtain permission before taking a picture of a new baby and sharing it on social media in order to respect privacy settings and parental intentions. 

Please remember to turn off the flash before taking the picture because it might cause a baby’s eyes to become extremely itchy.

5. Before holding the infant, always sanitize your hand

ALWAYS wash your hands (and, if available, use hand sanitizer), before handling the newborn. Even though you washed your hands before coming, make sure to wash them again shortly before holding the child.

6. Don’t kiss the infant

For most new parents, this is incredibly uncomfortable. If you are not certain that it is okay, please don’t do it. 

7. Never ignore feeding cues.

It’s important to pay attention to a baby’s feeding cues. Watch for early feeding cues like opening their mouth, sucking on their fingers, or smacking their lips when you’re holding an awake infant. 

These signals show that the infant is getting hungry. Before the infant starts to cry, it is best to give them back to their mother so that their nutritional needs can be satisfied right away.

8. Noise Levels Down Around the Baby

Keep your voice down to avoid upsetting or frightening the little one or adding stress to weary parents. 

Speak softly demonstrates your concern, promoting a calm and cozy environment for both parents and infants.

9. Stay away from hot beverages while holding the baby

Refrain from holding a hot drink while you have the baby in your arms. Hot beverages can accidentally spill, posing a risk to the baby’s delicate skin.

It’s best to complete your drink or put it aside before holding the infant in order to protect their safety and avoid any potential accidents. This safety measure ensures a worry-free and secure time spent bonding with the child.


These newborn rules are the building blocks of your baby’s well-being. You may ensure a secure and enjoyable environment for your child by following these guidelines (such as: keeping hands clean, paying attention to cues, and fostering a calm environment). 

These straightforward techniques make parenting easier and make your baby’s first years full of love and comfort. Enjoy each moment and this lovely chapter in your lives by embracing it.

we hope you’ve found the article to be extremely beneficial. We suggest reading the “First Parent Guide” if you’re interested in learning more or want more information about infant safety.

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