Babies don’t really need anything on their feet except for socks when it is cold. Once your baby starts to walk routinely, you may want to get shoes to protect her feet from stubbed toes and sharp objects. Shoes should be wide enough so that the toes are not crowded together.
All babies have fairly flat feet to start with. The arch gradually becomes more defined as the child starts to stand and walk. Almost all infants look as they have slightly bowed legs, this is normal and should correct by two years. Many young children look as if they may be pigeon-toed or knock kneed, by about three years this should be correcting itself spontaneously.
You might be surprised how quickly your baby’s nails grow. They need to be kept tidy and trim so that baby does not scratch themselves. You can use baby scissors or an emery board.
Some new babies love their bath, others hate it. Most enjoy it as they grow older.
1. Have everything you need ready before you begin
2. Always put cold water in the bath first
3. Make sure the cold and hot water are thoroughly mixed before testing the temperature
4. Use the inside of your wrist-never your fingers to test the temperature
5. A bath thermometer should not read more than 36 degrees C
6. Never leave your baby alone in the bath. A small baby can drown in a few centimeters of water
7. If the phone or front door bell rings, ignore it, or take your baby with you, wrapped in a towel
Ask your midwife or other health professional for information about baby massage groups in your area.