|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!|
How do you think the world would be if all of us looked the same or all of us had the same name? Needless to say, the world would be a lot less interesting to stay in if that were the case. Thankfully we all have our names and we feel proud to be associated with our names. For babies, even though they cannot pronounce their names, their names are absolutely important because it is their names that set them apart from other babies. With baby bottle labels you can let the world know what the name of your baby is. Personalized bottle labels come in all shapes and colors and choosing one as per your preference is very easy.
Hygiene is at the forefront when you consider your baby. When you are in a group where there are a lot of babies, finding your baby's bottle inside some other baby's mouth is very possible. After all, most of these bottles look the same and they are manufactured by a handful of manufacturers. But with baby bottle labels there is no chance of this happening. When you stick personalized bottle labels on the bottle used by your baby you and everyone else will know who the bottle belongs to.
|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.|
Search the online market and you will get some excellent baby bottle labels ideas. These days manufacturers come up with simple and yet very effective ideas when it comes to personalized bottle labels. You can buy a single label or a group of labels as per your requirement. Buying a group of personalized bottle labels helps because they usually come in different colors. You can match the color of the label with the color of the bottle and the colors on your baby's clothes and you have a complete ensemble. Imagine the effect that your baby will have on onlookers.
The modern baby bottle labels are very easy to use. They are self laminating with adhesives. Use a pen to write the name of your baby on the label, peel it off and stick it on the bottle. It will stay for quite a few days. Even when you wash the bottle and put it inside the microwave or dishwasher, these personalized bottle labels will continue to stay.
The cost of personalized bottle labels is also very affordable. For less than $10 you get a set of baby bottle labels in all attractive colors. And when you shop online you are able to see all those sets of labels that seem most attractive and within your budget. Pay online after you choose a set and it will be delivered to you in no time at all.
Personalized bottle labels are important not only to create the identity for your baby but also for hygienic reasons. Start using personalized bottle labels today because you care about the safety of your baby. And once your baby grows they will love to see their personalized baby bottle labels that they used when they were toddlers.
|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.|