|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!|
If we say that “Babies are born to explore the world”, it will be surely true because from the day one they start intriguing the stuff around them. They are curious to know each and everything through their five senses such as, by putting everything in their mouth (taste), by taking everything in their hands (touch), by making them feel that it is something (feel), by listening to each and every sound they heard (hear), by poking their nose on every dish (smell). They try to put their fingers anywhere it can fit, in the switches, holes and even in mouths. They try to get your glasses out of your face; they also try to get all those things which are in their reach.
That's why it is rightly said by our parents or grandparents that do not interrupt the child while he/ she is exploring the things around them, because if we stop them with a thought of being harmful for them that means we are stopping their growth, they might sometimes be hurt or any action might be dangerous for them but they will definitely learn out of it. Everything in life teaches us something new, although it might be good or bad depending upon the experience but even then bad experience is also learning. From that bad experience we will be avoiding those steps in the future.
|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.|
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Being parents it is very necessary to have an in depth knowledge about the children's behavior, their way of expressing and also those things which are unexpressed. Because parents will be developing their kids such as they will be helping them to develop learning skills such as how to speak, they are hungry, how to tell mother that they want to go to the bathroom and so on. It is not necessary that if the baby is hungry he or she must cry, parents can also train them to put fingers in their mouth so that they will easily know. As parents you must be accepting and compromising with the kids and making them believe that you value their 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.|