|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!|
There's actually a reason why Halloween is most popular among families. It's all about Halloween costumes, sweet candies, weird lights, gifts and more. But, we have not forgotten you when we want you to be the best celebrant on this day. As mentioned below, here are things that you should include so that every second for your baby is memorable.
Try a coupon and portrait packages which would aid you to organize baby snaps in a smart way. Alternatively, you can visit a photo studio and pose with the infant during a photo shoot. Twenty years later, your child would recall those days when you had caressed him or her in your arms. It would be a time to cherish everything that happened in the past.
Whether you choose to up your style quotient through outfits or concentrate on outfits your baby likes, buy baby Halloween costumes. If it's a busy week, then you could go shopping online and be prepared to embrace the change once you have don clothes. Or else, you can hit the streets and prepare yourself beforehand after you window shop and have selected something for your baby's smile.
|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.|
For book lovers, you can handpick books from the nearest bookshop or the library and start narrating stories to your baby. Do seek tips from someone living next door. It's actually great to see reactions when he or she hears strange words. Besides, you would be the person to triple the excitement and at the same time give wings to your ideas when it's New Year's eve.
Arrange a Halloween party. You can invite neighbors and be someone to host games and costume contest. It could either be something to do with apparels or doodle with markers to decorate pumpkins. But, if it's only fun, then show kids the way you can dance in the craziest way. It's always the best way to mingle when a party is in full swing. Go shopping for Halloween toys and gifts for the occasion.
When a bigger brother, pumpkin is available, families ignore to buy gourds. But, you can do more with such kinds of crops.Shower love and give these to paint their ideas on paper through patterns which might look awesome. Try finger paints to give a dash of beauty to pictures.
When you knows it's a day off from work, then spending time together with the baby would make Halloween day enjoyable. Get silly and adorn your baby with dresses so that she or he knows that there's someone who loves more than anything else. Besides, you can amaze your little one with Halloween baby safety products.
Try DIY (do it yourself) decorations on this day. Involve your baby in carrying out small tasks. These could be anything like handprint witchcrafts, or better still passing silhouettes on the wall. You can also think about helping you to create pictures for jittery feelings.
|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.|