Everything I Need For A Newborn

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!

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Welcoming a baby to this world, not only give you immense happiness but it also increases the responsibility of the couple who are going to be the new parent. It becomes essential for every parent to decorate a nursery for his or her baby in the most comforting way. Finding several online is easy that sell different baby nursery products but identifying the suitable bedding sets become very imperative.

If you do not make the right selection, your own baby will be suffering. These online stores provide you with the exclusive choices. If it is your first baby, then you have to take care even more and learn how to choose the right baby bedding for your kid. Without the right information and knowledge, you will not be able to buy suitable bedding for your kid.

Whenever you consider buying few things for decorating the nursery, you need to create a list that contains everything you need. Few of them might be luxurious while others will be necessity. Bed sheets, cribs, blankets are some of the essentials that are required for a baby. You can consider buying racks and decoration pieces once you have purchased other essential things. If you have fixed budget, then you can avoid the luxury items, but as your baby requires comfort, you cannot avoid the essential things. Accessories such as pillows, toys, wall decoration, rugs, can be decorated later once the room is equipped with the requisite items. These items enhance the beauty of the room so it becomes necessary to complement the bed.

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.

To start decorating a baby nursery, you can select a theme. You need to select everything later according to it. The theme should be suitable and soothing for a baby. You need to research on the themes. You can go for some gender-based themes. If it is a girl, then pink is the perfect color. Selecting flowery prints, starry night, butterfly, Cinderella, or some of these themes can make the room look gorgeous. If you are blessed with a boy then you can surely add some alphabetic theme, transports, sports, jungle, etc. However, if you are unaware of the gender of your kid then there are neutral themes too such as cartoon characters, animal kingdom, under water, solar system and much more.

If you search online, you can come across many online portals that deal with baby bedding sets. You can easily find some of the bedding collection based on these themes. Many companies provide the baby nursery ideas based on various interesting themes. You can get collection of various essentials at cost-effective prices if you search a bit more. With these extensive collections, you can provide your baby with the best environment and maintain a smile in his face for long.

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.
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