|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!|
Bridging the gaps is all about it. There are plenty of young and energetic individuals from the far eastern countries, Asian subcontinent, African countries and many other parts of the world, who are looking to get a job opportunity overseas. It could be students, or even some other orphans, or some other needy people that like to shoulder some responsibility to take care of their families.
Similarly, there are plenty of families in the middle and upper class segments in the urban societies in the developed countries of the west and also in the eastern territories of the globe, that are in need of service minded labourers. Both the husband and wife in the family might be completely engaged with their busy career routines all throughout the day.
Still they will have to manage their kids too. It could be hard for them to strike a balance between their personal lives and the professional needs. Hence, they will have to rely upon help or assistance from others to take good care of their babies and children in their absence. Even otherwise, there will be a lot of house chores that are to be attended in their absence in their homes.
|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.|
In order to get these things done to perfection they might seek for helping Au Pair from different parts of the world for affordable perks and incentives. The range of salary that is offered to the Au Pair of this kind is not huge though. It could just be hand to mouth or even lesser if they are going to live alone in the new world where they attend these new nanny jobs.
Still, when the Au Pair are in the shelter of these families, they do not have to bother about visa, work, food and accommodation. Everything is being provided by the hiring pair, or family or even individuals at times. Hence, all the money that is being paid as salary on a weekly basis could be a good savings to be sent back to their homeland. As a matter of fact, this amount could be quite a significant amount back home in their native nations from where they come to work in these new destinations.
Baby sitting and nanny jobs are there always from quite a long time now. If the hiring pair is looking for the local help from the native people, then the costs will be way higher compared to what they spend to these foreigners. It is why they do not mind treating the Au Pair good and consider these individuals to be a part of the family members too.
|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.|