|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!|
We cannot imagine world without rice. It is used commonly as a staple food over the half of the world's population. It is most common to introduce rice as a first cereal to your newly born. And this is the most recommended first food for newly born.
You can make different rice baby food. Depending on your recipe, you can select from short grain, medium grain and long grain rice varieties. There are basically two types of rice, brown and white. Brown rice is healthy as it is not processed. White is the processed form of grain. White rice is also good and healthy and is easily digestible. It is good as first food for kid because it is non allergic food or we can say that many few people have an allergy to it.
It can be introduced to baby of age 4 to 6 months. WHO recommends introducing solids to new born at 6 months and one new careal at a time. And it is the best to introduce as the first careal.
|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 there is one thing you should take care of is that if you are introducing it to your baby for first time, then do not make your own cereal because it would not iron fortified. It should not be used as a first solid careal to your baby if your kid is not getting iron supplementation. You can try with readymade as a first food.
All forms of brown rice of contain many nutrients. It contains Iron, fiber, thiamine, niacin and magnesium. Some white rice is fortified with nutrients during processing.
There are many baby recipes you can find on internet. And also you can introduce rice food to your new born after some time of giving readymade baby foods. It is easy to digest do your baby will be all right with his/her first solid food.
There are many foods available in the market but one should be carefull when choosing it for the new born baby. It is better to always select the branded foodpack for your kid. Rice food is better as it is non allergic and it contains many nutriants benefits.
|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.|