|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!|
Baby sleeping bags is an ideal solution to keep the infants, newborn and toddlers safe and cozy while sleeping. There are several advantages of using these sleeping bags for babies over the traditional comforters and blankets. One of the most obvious of those is that these blankets keep the baby comfortable and warm throughout the night. These blankets are perfect for babies not only because they assure protection from harmful conditions such as sudden infant death syndrome, but also aid in building better sleep patterns.
These lightweight cotton baby sleeping bagsnot only keep the infants cozy in the winters but also maintain a suitable temperature for them during summers. The traditional baby blankets and comforters are loose though there is a risk of suffocation for infants. With these comforters, there are chances of infants being exposed to cold. The baby sleeping bags, on the other hand, are available with shoulder straps and zippers, which makes easy to wear over the regular sleepwear. The seam along the bottom edge prevents the sac from riding up or being kicked off, therefore the chances of being exposed to cold are minimized. These bags loosely encircle the infants to reduce the danger of becoming tangled. Moreover, the shoulder snaps and reverse zipper of these sleeping bags for babies make it easy to place the baby into it, without waking up. The two-way zipper mechanism of these bags allows parents to easily change the baby diapers, even while they are sleeping.
|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.|
Baby sleeping bags do not have a hood but rather an open collar for the baby's head assuring utmost comfort. Moreover, these bags are sleeveless, which allow better air circulation. cotton baby sleeping bags are available in a variety of designs, colors and sizes. These are commonly found to fit infants as small as five pounds and as large as three year old. Quilted using organically grown cotton, these sleeping bags in are free of harmful dyes and synthetics thus, assuring utmost safety of the infants. Moreover, these bags are quilted for an extra layer of warmth. The experiences of parents have shown that the use of these sleeping bags promote a deeper and more restful sleep. The cotton sleeping bags for babies are tested by experts in laboratories to ensure their compliance with the requirements mandated by the CPSC standard for flammability of clothing and textiles. Baby sleeping bags are one easy way to send the swaddled child off to dreamland in a snugly comfortable environment.
|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.|