|Newborn Tips#1: Don't Hush-A-Bye-Baby|
|You don't have to be quiet while the baby is sleeping. The womb is loud, and newborns are used to the noise. When ours first came home, we watched television and I would vacuum, wash dishes and talk on the phone around her while she slept. She got used to sleeping with noise, and I could get stuff done. I am still able to vacuum in her room while she sleeps (she is 14 months), and she is peaceful and well rested when she wakes up.|
|Newborn Tips#2: Soothe Your Wailing Newborn|
|When my baby cries, I comfort her by patting her back in a heartbeat-like rhythm. That helps her burp more quickly, and it also helps her relax if she's crying from insecurity. If this doesn’t work, I also try one or all of Dr. Harvey Karp's five calming moves: swaddling, shushing, holding her on her side, swinging her or letting her suck. Sometimes it takes all six!|
The baby who can climb early and frequently has more sensitive behavior, and has good coordination ability, as well as has strong thirst for knowledge, but most of the babies who do not like to crawl appear dull and low mood, and do not love to contact with new people and new things.
When the baby grows up to seven or eight months old, they have been able to crawling. But some parents intentionally or unintentionally bypass this part, and parents cannot wait to ripen the children from sitting directly into walking. The experts have warned that crawling early or more crawling can significantly help their brain development, and make the brain strength the control to the nerve movement of hand, foot and eye, to inspire and develop the child's intellectual potential.
At the same time, crawling well and good at crawling baby has stronger cognitive ability, and the picture flashcards, speech composition and sound capabilities, as well as future degree of smooth of walking and running is better than the baby who climb lately or crawl little.
|Newborn Tips#3: Help Get Your Baby to Latch|
|If you are having latch-on issues while breastfeeding your baby, you can use breast shields to help the process. This was a wonderful tip that I learned from my lactation consultant. I had to use the shields for an entire month before my baby would latch onto my own nipple without them. Had it not been for the breast shields, I would not have been able to continue nursing my baby.|
|Newborn Tips#4: Get Prepped|
|At 3 weeks, babies’ days and nights become more predictable, and you can focus on yourself in addition to your newborn. One way to do that is by reducing your stress level - and having everything ready for your hungry baby and yourself is one way to do that. Start by prepping for the next feeding as soon as the previous one is over. For example, after an 11 p.m. feeding, get ready for the 2 a.m. one by prepping whatever you need for feeding and putting out fresh drinking water for yourself so you don’t have anything to think about in the middle of the night. During the day, take advantage of the baby’s naps to work out, shower or catch up on e-mail, or take a nap too.|
At first, crawling make the audio-visual range a substantial expansion, and the posture from static to dynamic, ranging from point to plane, with a large amount of stimulation, the thinking language and imagination naturally have been developed and enhanced. Crawling has a direct role in promoting brain, and the brain is the biggest beneficiary.
Furthermore, crawling action from initial crawling reflection through raise head, turn over, roll and creep line and so on intermediate links, and ultimately develop into a real crawling, which needs to go through several times to study and practice; every time to learn and practice is one of the mobilization of the brain and stimulation. Therefore, learning to crawl is actually to strength the training on the function of brain systems, and plays an irreplaceable a special role in the development of the brain.
Therefore, when you baby starts to crawl, and anxious parents must not be impatient, they should be patient to accompany with your baby to go through this period. Do not be afraid of dirt, you can cover a layer of clean foam on the floor and wash the hands of children frequently, so that will guarantee the health of children, and give the space for children to crawl.
In addition, crawl is very important for children to grow up, so parents should not ignore it. But parents should pay attention to it, and accompany with your baby to go through.
|Newborn Tips#5: Keeping Your Baby Awake During Feedings|
|When our baby was eating slowly and sleepily, my husband and I would massage her cheek to stimulate her to eat faster. A gentle stroke with a fingertip on her cheek was all it took, and on those long sleepless nights, this simple trick was a godsend! Our friends have found it works great with their infants too. When babies eat efficiently until they're full before going to sleep, they sleep for longer between feedings. And that means you’re both likely to be calmer!|
|Newborn Tips#6: Help Your Baby Bond with Dad|
|Make sure your baby has ample time alone with Daddy. His touch and voice are different than yours, and this will begin a bonding process and give you a break. Plus, it gets the baby used to being with someone other than you. The first few times can be hard. Make sure your baby is fed and well rested, as this will give you at least one or two hours before you're needed again. Then leave Dad and the baby alone. If you stay nearby, make sure the baby can’t see or hear you, and resist the urge to go into the room and "fix" things if she starts crying. Your baby cries with you and you experiment to find out what's wrong. Dads need time to do this too - in their own way. By allowing this time, your child will learn there is more than one way to receive comfort, which will help immensely when you leave your baby with a sitter or another family member for the first time. You could have your partner bathe her, put her to bed or just read or talk to her.|