|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!|
Among the dreams that people have of their future would be that of being a parent and being a good one in that. This is a dream that every young adult would cherish in their hearts and one that they would yearn for – parenthood. This is a moment that you could rejoice from the bottom of your heart, stepping in to the next part of your life with great joy and jubilation, celebrating every moment of your new status as you watch your child grow. When this is such a big moment to cherish, it definitely is worth a moment to record. And it's something not to be missed, considering the fact that no two moments would ever be the same in the growing years of your son or daughter. The first step would always remain the first step that your kiddo took, and there would be no second first step. The first month is always unique, and so would be the second, the third, and every other month that follows in the initial phase of your child's life. Onesie stickers are all about recording the moments and the time that they happened in, the exact months that your baby looked so special and so cute in that lovely fairy dress
|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.|
Moments keep occurring but they would never recur. Every moment in your child's early life is like a step into a running stream – you could step into the waters twice, but the waters would never be the same again. And before you realise, days would have become months and months would have rolled into years. Onesie stickers help you put them separately and record them in individual compartments so that you would have irreplaceable memories to cherish when you look back a few years down the line. Onesie stickers are the magic blocks that would help you store your memories and give them unique identities.
All you need to do to capture the moments in individual frames would be to put these little, cute and colourful Onesie Stickers, which come in a whole range of colours and themes, on to your kid's top, where they would stick snuggly and embrace your little one warmly. And then, all it takes for you to freeze the time into a picture frame and see how your child has fared over the months, is to take a snap and keep looking back at the memories forever.
|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.|