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Japanese Mom Tips for 2-6 Month Babies

After 1 month of age, the risks to the baby will no longer pose a threat to the baby. On the other hand, taking care of a 2-month-old infant is somewhat easier and much more “interesting”. 
Currently, the methods of taking care of newborn babies of Japanese mothers are quite famous and are encouraged by many experts to apply. This method is a way of “training babies” to help them eat well, sleep well and be independent in the future. Here, Cleanipedia will reveal it to you!

Coaxing baby to sleep in Japanese style

Getting your baby to sleep without being held in your arms is one of the first lessons you face as a mother. Many Vietnamese parents have the habit of holding their baby in their arms and rocking them to sleep. This helps the child to be close to the mother, interested, but also makes the child dependent and not independent. Therefore, when the baby is put in the crib, the baby will wake up again, and the baby will cry for parents to comfort him when he wakes up all night.

The way to take care of babies in Japan is not like that. They feed the baby just enough to let the baby sleep alone in the crib, possibly sharing or in a different room with the parents. Children will have to sleep on their own, not rely on, coddle, abuse. Only when babies are in need and signaled by crying do Japanese mothers appear to help.

In addition, they also encourage children to exercise or listen to music, talk, rub their feet or make a bad face to tease them so that they don’t sleep much during the day, limiting the case that they can’t sleep at night. Instead, they give children short naps to regain strength for the day. Therefore, Japanese children become independent and Japanese people also have less difficulty in taking care of children.

The Japanese make a habit of letting the baby lie in the crib and play with the baby to help avoid the situation where the baby wants to hold and cling to people

Step 1: How to take care of a newborn baby - Put your baby to sleep in Japanese style

How to feed your baby weaning and nutritional menu

For Vietnamese children, snacks are usually a mixture of protein (meat/fish/egg/shrimp…), vegetables, and porridge (ground rice, flour) that are seasoned to taste. This is a menu that mothers believe will provide adequate nutrients for children in one meal. However, the downside of it is that children will not be able to feel the flavors of each different food and the mother will not know which types of foods children really like.

The Japanese way of feeding babies solids is completely the opposite. They let their children try each food separately, without seasoning or with very little seasoning. Then let the child express his or her own reaction of liking or disliking the food. From this base, they will design  a separate Japanese-style baby food menu for  their children to ensure that even if the food is not seasoned, the child still enjoys it.

In addition to learning to eat food, the Japanese also pay attention to teaching children about the skill of chewing food. This is an important skill to help your baby learn to eat raw foods while digesting food well. All of the above skills will help children soon learn to eat independently, enjoy food and feel the taste of their own food.

You should let your baby try a variety of foods separately to find out which ones he likes and dislikes to find the right solution.

Step 2: How to take care of a newborn baby - How to feed your baby with solid food and a nutritious menu
  1. How to take care of babies during meals

    In Vietnam, mothers always have to struggle to force their children to eat on time, at the right meals, with enough portions to hope that their children will not be malnourished. Contrary to that, newborn care in Japan is completely based on the baby’s need to eat. So your baby always eats in the most comfortable position, absorbing the maximum nutrients in food. When children refuse to eat, they do not force them to eat all the meals.

    Besides, they only let children drink water after eating, not during the eating process as is the habit of Vietnamese people. Because when eating, the stomach will secrete gastric juice containing enzymes that break down nutrients in food into nutrients. White water will dilute this gastric juice, causing the food to not be fully digested and the digestion process is not optimal.

    Children should drink water after eating so that food can be fully digested during chewing and swallowing

    Step 3: How to take care of babies during meals
  2. Newborns also need to be free to exercise

    Even when the child is completely healthy, traditional Vietnamese mothers often leave the baby wrapped in towels and cloth neatly on the bed and with someone by his side. They think this is absolutely safe for their children, but they also inadvertently make them secretive and lazy to exercise.

    In contrast, the Japanese always give their children the most comfortable environment to exercise. As long as the child is warm enough and is within the allowed range, all movements of his arms and legs will be free. This habit helps babies move more, better blood circulation helps the body develop skeletal muscles and digest food better.

    When choosing clothes for babies, priority should be given to clothes that are comfortable, soft and breathable. Mothers need to pay attention to how to wash clothes safely for babies because after many washings, children’s clothes will be rough due to the impact of the washing process. Rough fabric is easy to rub and hurt baby’s skin. Therefore, you should soak your clothes with  fabric softener  after each wash. Fabric softener helps to stabilize the fabric structure to make clothes softer and more airy.

    When children move, blood will circulate and make bones and digestive system develop better

    Step 4: Newborns also need to be free to exercise

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