|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!|
Buying latest furniture for the home is always an adventure for the people. And if the is to be done for the kids room it is even more exciting for the parents as well as for the kids. Planning the decor of the room, selecting the themes, colors and deciding the type of kids furniture is always a real fun that bring family member together. Kids grow up in their room and thus it should be such that it fulfills the little ones desires.
Designing your child room not only means how it looks in appearance rather it is more important to understand that the elements you are using are of practical importance or not. There are a lot of points that should always be kept in mind while buying furniture products for your baby room.
|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.|
- The first thing that is highly important is to inspect the furniture. It means the items should be sturdy and should have the ability to withstand wear & tear and rough handling.
- Make list of the items that are of high priority at a particular time.
- Before buying products such as beds, dressers, nightstands, book shelves always keep in mind that kids grow very fast and thus these items should be such that it can be used for a longer time.
- Don't buy a lot of items at a time. As kids don't need that all and the space of the room will be filled unnecessarily.
- Do think well about the color scheme and themes that you are about to choose as it should be suitable for a longer time.
- Make sure to look for the furniture that is of fine quality and made up of non-toxic materials.
- If you are planning to shop online go for the company that offers home delivery of the item.
- While purchasing products keep the budget in mind. It is not necessary that expensive items are always the best. Visit a number of stores and buy a product that is of good quality and fits in your budget.
There are several varieties available in the market today. Most of them are colorful and theme based that greatly attract the children. Never burden your child with your own tastes. It's better to encourage them to choose the kid furniture they like as they have to spend a quality time in that surrounding. The last thing to be considered is that room should not be very congested as children want a good space for playing.
|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.|