|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!|
Hello, sweet mothers!
Today I want to talk to you about a matter that most mothers care and worry about. Children's toys! All kids have the need to play, which is the number one source of the child's education. And as technology grows and more and more violent video games are advertised broadly, parents worry.
There have been countless researches on the matter and some agree with the fact that video games increase violence, and some say that it just does not matter. But for those parents who do not want to take chances with their kid's educational influences, some brands have taken on board the non violent, retro style, of toys.
With an air of education a fun, Asobi is distributing toys for toddlers and older age kids. The collections include crafted toys, all family toys and fun puzzles. Calafant has realized one of the most creative and inspiring ideas of our times. Kids, throughout the years have always been fascinated by cardboard boxes.
They cut them, decorate them and turn them into small pieces of their world. With that,
Calafant, is making a whole range of products and themes made of cardboard that will need to be assembled and then painted on. What could make a kid happier than a tall castle that has assembled and decorated with the parents help?
And since all the pieces are already cut, there won't be a mess! GeoPuzzle is exactly what the name says! Puzzles of the Earth. Kids are curious, aren't they? And now with all the communication comforts that technology has provided, kids come in contact with the world faster.
|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.|
Pretending something you are not is not always bad. For kids, playing role play games helps them see the world from different angles and discover themselves. Like when your little princess tries on your high heels for the first time!
Crafty Kidslet's the kids craft a puppet from scratch and then use it to play with countless scenarios. Containing all the parts needed, cute and eco friendly puppets will accompany your kid's adventures into unknown worlds! Voom! Voom! I am sure all mothers have at some point heard their kid imitate the sound and play with car toys.
Learning geography is a key part of a person's education. And when colors and quiz and fun little motives are included; the study can be so much more fun! Do not you think? Asobi, taking into account children's earth, has created 100% recycled and durable puzzles for all the little and upcoming explorers!
So what if a kid had a life sized car? (The kid's dimensions of course!) Retro metal pedal cars designed by Baghera will captivate your kid's playtime as well as encourage siblings to play together for many many hours, and bond.
The products are all inspired by retro cars from Europe and come in different and big range of colors and designs. Let your kid create happy memories that will last for a lifetime! Let us give our kids a chance to play with educational and creative toys again.
I am not saying video games are bad, because I like them too! But variety is the best thing a child can have in our times. So why not provide this amazing opportunity? We hope this article has made you feel all fired up and ready to be a kid again!
|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.|