|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!|
All presents should be chosen meticulously to make one feel special. However, baby presents are always different. This is so, since everyone feels especially for kids as they are close to everyone's heart. That is why there are various brands which have come up with a special range of gifts for babies, both boys and girls. They offer exclusive personalized services such as different options, sizes, logos, text and pictures to make these presents likeable. All these services help the host to cherish baby girls' presents and keep them as keepsakes. Baby presents only make an impact during significant ceremonies if the gifts are different & unique.
The newest trends encourage the closest members of the baby's family to carve and create these baby presents on their own. A friend of my own gifted beautiful embroidered frock on her niece's christening day ceremony. She took the measurements of her niece and designed a frock and blanket to match it to the exactness using the machine. Baby presents that are chosen and prepared with care and meticulousness touch hearts and that is what makes them different. Baby presents ought to be chosen well, and then packed most majestically in a gift box or a basket and then wrapped in colorful papers.
|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.|
After carving a perfect present my friend Kathy packed the gift very pleasantly and wrote a beautiful personal message for the girl. She packed the gift in warmth, love and affection and beautifully embroidered the frock with the child's name on it. This message the mother kept safely for the kiddo to read when she grows up. Kathy packed it in a beautiful baby basket and decorated it further with brilliant photographs of the couple, small scented candles, small kid robe, and a soft pink teddy bear. Baby presents can also be designed with mixing a variety of text, photographs, family valuables, comforters, mugs, DVD's, bibs, clothing, coasters, jigsaws etc.
A baby is a gift for life. Thus, his or her arrival should be celebrated with a lot of pomp and show. Other ways a child can be made to feel more exclusive is to churn up a present for him that he will fondly remember when he looks back at it. My aunt gifted me a bell on my naming day ceremony and my mother saved that present for me to look back and reflect upon. 24 years hence, that bell is still my support system. It helps me regain my confidence when I'm down and out. It helps me to become more confident and strong when I hold the bell in my hands after a hard day's work or after handling a crisis.
Such is the beauty of mesmerizing baby girl presents. The make one feels so strong when one is growing wean in his/he knees for certain reasons. Plan and design a beautiful baby present for your loved one today. You will not only make your family happily, but you might touch the child's heart forever. Life is meant to celebrate only these beautiful occasions and stances.
|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.|