|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!|
Parenting is not as simple as what other people think. Watching over a baby involves lots of challenges as parents need to monitor every sound, movement and breathe the infants make. Obviously, parents will do everything to ensure the safety of their babies which is the main reason why some are sleeping beside their little ones to check their activities from time to time. Since the safety of babies is based on the movements and sounds they make, parents would usually stay with their little ones to monitor any abnormalities that may happen once in a while.
Technology has come far when it comes to providing people things to make their life more convenient. Aside from the gadgets and devices discovered to provide people entertainment, parents can now get something to help them secure the safety of their little ones. Angelcare baby monitors are one of the many devices used by parents now to monitor the movements and other activities of their beloved kids. Like other baby monitors in the market, this device is particularly used to monitor any abnormalities and allow parents to do necessary measures in case of unexpected situations. Angelcare baby monitor comes in different versions: angelcare baby movement and sound deluxe plus, Angelcare AC1100 Video – movement – sound monitor and angelcare deluxe AC401.
|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.|
Angelcare baby movement and sound deluxe plus is a device with two parent units and two sensor pads for more accurate results and data. This device are said to encourage both parents to share the responsibility of taking care of the baby. As per the feedback and reviews of the satisfied parents, this device is a good prevention to sudden infant death syndrome as this can warn parents quickly of any abnormalities on the child's breathing and movement. Furthermore, this device is said to be very useful to parents as it provide information such as the room temperature and other data about the child's environment.
The other angelcare device known as angelcare AC100 video – movement – sound monitor allow parents to monitor their little ones even if they are doing something in the kitchen or outside. This device is made up of a camera, a sensor and a video display. The 2.7 inch LCD is what makes this device unique from others. The small size of the device is not considered as a disadvantage as this encouraged parents to bring the monitor anywhere to have timely updates on their kid's movement. Parents can also make adjustments on the camera using the digital touch screens.
On the other hand, angelcare deluxe AC401 is also something that could help parents detect abnormalities on their baby's movement. This device is placed under the mattress of the baby and will automatically send radio signals to handheld units of parents every time the baby makes any movements or sounds. The device sensor pads are said to give parents timely updates of their baby's activities. Additionally, the device can also detect room temperature and provide useful date to parents. This information ensure that parent's keep a good environment to their little ones.
|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.|