|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!|
Here, in the age of internet and online shopping, all this seems to be outdated. With the online shopping experience, you can get a range of assorted toys like baby pet toys and other items without having to step out of even your room. In fact, the process is so easy and hassle-free that all you need is a computer with internet connection so that you can order all that you want and get them delivered at your doorstep with easy payment options.
Getting toys is easy and hassle-free:
|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.|
It seems to tire many people when they think of venturing out in the market only to find toys just to placate the whims of their child. The weather and pollution seem to act as a perfect spoilsport while doing so. In fact, there are many of you, who hate stepping out of the house for this one reason for sure. However, if these are your reasons as well for not buying baby products for your child then the online shopping ventures seem to be the best answer for you. These outlets are the safest and the most hassle-free ways to ensure that you get the toys without moving an inch from the welcome confines of your home. The best part about making purchases from an online store is that all the items such as baby pet toys, feeding items, etc. are delivered right at your doorstep. They are packaged in an excellent condition depending upon the nature of the contents inside the consignment so that there is no damage to the products in any manner whatsoever, during transit. One of the biggest advantages is that you get to see a huge range of toys such as the online baby products without having to physically visit the store. However, many people may be of the opinion that the physical touch is missing but the website tends to describe the toys in a very appealing and descriptive manner. In this regards, the dimensions, color variations, characteristics features etc. are several points, which are covered in the description of the product. Therefore, as a buyer, you tend to get all the requisite information on the product.
These websites, which sell online baby products also have an option of gift certificates, which can be used to gift others as well. Therefore, the certificated can be later used to get them redeemed and buy many diverse types of baby products in the future. This is a perfect option for all those people, who seem to be a bit unsure of gifting children. These gift certificates can therefore become handy. The online way of getting goods to your home is one of the safest and the most inexpensive ways of bringing a smile on to your child's face.
|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.|