|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 a gift requires an element of discretion. Gifts have to be chosen carefully after figuring out the age and requirement of the person. For instance, you may give a heart-shaped key ring to your crush or you may present your teenage friend with a romantic novel. But these gifts stand as meaningless to someone who can hardly walk. For a baby, you must choose something only from selected stores. There are special retail outlets dedicated primarily for newborn baby gifts. At these stores, be it online or offline, you can come across a wide range of presents which perfectly fit the requirements of a just-born.
Most people prefer to buy them from internet. There are quite a few good reasons for that:
i. Reputed gift sellers are web based: Most big players have taken their stores to the online world. It is certain that the future of shopping belongs to the online world. Sensing that, most reputed gift makers have started selling their products through the net. Hence, if you are looking for genuine and lovely baby Christmas gifts, you are more likely to find them on the net than anywhere else. All the big brands have their own official websites from where you can make an outright purchase. Online world doesn't pose any premise cost and so even the small players find it convenient to run a web-based store than a territorial outlet. Thus, the chance of getting a higher range of gifts is higher out here.
|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.|
ii. Take your time in choosing a gift: Within your limited budget, you can have a variety of newborn baby gifts to select from. If you are a finicky buyer who likes to assess all the pros & cons of a product before buying it, then internet gives you that advantage of scouting for details and surfing for hours. Time becomes your friend when you are doing online shopping, since you can shop even at unearthly hours when the world is sleeping and all the offline retail outlets are shut. Besides, people who are too busy or too lazy to walk into various shops in crowded markets find it convenient to purchase baby Christmas gifts from the net.
iii. Everything under one roof: There are unique gift websites on the online venue. They specialize in selling Newborn Baby Gifts and present an unlimited inventory for the same. All sorts of gifts right from a cheap photo album to an expensive cycle or perambulator can be found under one roof.
iv. Discounted prices: Internet shopping is still at its nascent stage and the competition is quite heavy already. Thus, every website tries to tempt customers by offering the highest possible discount. Hence, you can buy something from an online gift store at a price relatively less than the price for which you can get it from an offline store.
v. Great services: Websites that sell newborn and Baby Christmas Gifts also provide great services like 24/7 interaction and even free shipping & home delivery.
All these facilities taken together prompt customers to look up for gifts on web-based stores
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|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.|