|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!|
Babies are delicate little creatures that require constant care and attention. Being unable to voice out their concerns, they are limited to just screaming their lungs off or plaintively crying. Caring for them requires a lot of patience and understanding. A little mind-reading power on the side might be a welcome bonus. Seriously, a lot of time and effort are invested in caring for an infant and whether we like it or not, those concerns are neither light nor they can be put off that easily. Babies are on top of anyone's priority list. Unfortunately, there are circumstances when you are reluctantly parted with your child and these moments can be agonizing and stressful. You can always hire a nanny to mind the child as you work or attend to personal needs but in the event that situations will not permit you to do so, Angelcare has the perfect solution.
Baby monitors have been around for a while and these are very popular with busy mothers. It operates on cheap but trusted radio technology so these are guaranteed not to empty your pockets. Usually, these devices consist of a transmitter which is then placed near the baby and a receiver near the person caring for the child. Sounds made by the baby, even his/her breathing are transmitted by radio waves. The more expensive ones even have two-way communication feature to enable the parent to talk to the child or to hum a lullaby if she chooses. Some even has music player capability. Feelings of discomfort or hunger can be monitored using Angelcare baby monitors but this is not even the biggest and most important aspect of the device. It is the instant alarm it sends the parent so that there is no delay in response time and you can be with your baby the moment they need you.
|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.|
Some models have wireless cameras attached, some even have night vision technology and some can be hooked to computers so that even when not at home, you can monitor via the internet if your nanny is really taking excellent care of the baby.
Although not a guaranteed remedy for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome otherwise known as crib death, it helps a lot in making sure that babies are not completely left alone.
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If there are things that most parents find invaluable in rearing a child, safety and care tops the list. There can be no substitute to the innate need of every parent to see their children grow as happy and as healthy as possible and in that aspect; Angelcare and Fisher Price have provided the much appreciated and needed assistance to all parents all over the world.
|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.|