|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!|
There's probably nothing that matters to you more than the comfort and safety of your baby. Every moment you want to make sure that you take every possible measure to ensure complete safety for your little one. Specially when you are traveling, you want your baby to stay extremely well-protected and secured. A stroller can be of immense help during times when you cannot leave your little back home and need to carry them along with you while performing your essential daily tasks.
While a stroller can take good care of your baby, you need appropriate stroller accessories to maximize the functionality of your stroller and also to hold all the necessary baby items that need to be carried when you are traveling with your little one. In recent times, a stroller organizer or a stroller parent console is gaining immense popularity as an efficient and highly functional stroller accessory. This full-service organizer is a highly efficient storage system that can hold innumerable essential items in a highly systematic manner.
The popularity of a parent console can be attributed to a number of factors. To explain better, here are some significant benefits provided by this full-service organizer:
A stroller organizer has specially designed chambers to hold essential baby items as well as all your other important things most protectively. With two large sized insulated cup holders, a dry back pocket that can securely hold your wallet, keys, baby diapers and other important items and a pocket to hold your smart phone, a parent console is the ultimate storage system you can use while traveling with a baby.
|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.|
With this advanced organizer, you can now travel long distance without having to worry about the safety of your baby foods. Whether you prepare formula for your infant, or some snacks for your little one, the built in cooler in the parent console can preserve the safety and hygiene of the baby food most efficiently for extended hours.
While you can conveniently attach the parent console to the handles of your baby stroller and carry them anywhere you go, in certain cases, it might be required to leave your stroller behind. For such situations, a parent console is designed with shoulder straps to allow you to detach it from the stroller and carry it with you whenever required. Moreover, owing to being extremely organized, a parent console is not too heavy and can be carried on your shoulders without much difficulty.
One of the most beneficial aspects of a stroller organizer is that they are designed with straps and trimmings made from genuine leather that make them perfectly compatible with all kinds of strollers. They also have two extra side straps to hold the console snug in place.
A stroller organizer can make traveling with a baby extremely convenient and comfortable not only for you but for your little one as well. It is one of the most convenient ways of carrying all your baby's essentials systematically. Use a stroller parent console to know its immense benefits and utility.
|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.|