|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!|
A pacifier clip is also called a pacifier leash or a pacifier holder, and it may come in the form of a chain or clip. It prevents pacifiers from being dropped, lost or getting dirty. This thing is made out of durable and washable material, having a clasp that is strong enough to withstand a child's pull, yet gentle enough not to do damage to clothing. It comes in different stylish designs and colors. You can also buy a personalized pacifier clip if you want to give your child identity through it.
Babies always drop everything they hold, but you can't allow this for pacifiers. One solution to this problem is to attach the pacifier to a pacifier clip or holder, which you can then attach to the baby's clothing, or to the stroller when you take him out for a walk in the morning sun. A personalized pacifier clip can also be in the form of chains with attractive colors and shapes. This can attract and amuse your baby for hours and also proves to be effective holders, keeping the pacifier off the ground or flooring.
|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.|
But why do you need to personalize your baby's pacifier clip? Well, personalization is always good. Besides giving identity to your child, personalization makes the pacifier holder attractive and an object of amusement for your kid. When you have a baby in the house, he or she needs a pacifier for suckling most of the time. You need a personalized pacifier clip to keep the pacifier off the dust and dirt. When your baby is in a day care center, there is a need to identify that her pacifier with a holder having her name actually belongs to her.
And if you find yourself in a situation where you need to buy a gift for a new mother who just gave birth, or to an expectant mother (as in baby shower), a personalized pacifier clip is a good idea. You do this personalization in the form of imprinting a baby's name, cartoon figures and funny names. You can even put the baby's photo on it. You can also make it like a charm; the baby's name and date of birth are placed hanging from the pacifier clip. Another option is writing the name of the child yourself. When your order arrives, you just get a ball point pen and inscribe the name on the space provided for the purpose. You'll find the overall look is polished and attractive.
To purchase personalized pacifier clips online, make a research and look for websites that sell these things. You can find online shops that specialize in baby items and they usually have pacifier clips on their stock. Go to clips section and find out what options they offer. There are very attractive designs you can choose from, and prices for pacifier holders are always affordable. When shopping online, always buy from reputable websites. You will know if a site is reputable by reading customer testimonials about their products and customer service.
|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.|