|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!|
Internet has made the world a small place to live and shop in. So, a good gift is always within reach and within your budget. Personalized gifts are flavors of the season and make for ideal Christmas and Newborn Gifts. Here are top 10 gifts which every child and parents will savor forever:
i. Gift basket: A personalized gift basket is always a big hit with all the new parents. Credit must be given to modern day retail stores for coming up with awesome ideas and decorating gift baskets with both essential and alluring items. They may include anything from blankets to clothes to bibs- and that too, personalized.
ii. Clothes: You can buy a new dress for the baby and you would get approval from all the admirers. Just make sure to personalize the dress. These dresses are available in cute colors meant for both baby boys and baby girls.
iii. Silver gift: A personalized silver gift is another big hit for newborn and Baby Christmas Gifts. Silver color has an element of auspiciousness to it and always finds takers. Silver gift items can also serve as keepsakes and be savored for eternity. By inscribing the name and the birth-date of the baby, you can personalize them.
iv. Bath kit: A personalized bath kit is another item which can make both the baby and the parents happy. Personalized baby kits are certainly very cute since they contain animations or cartoon characters and the name of the baby can also be printed there. Besides, these are gifts which will find use in the day-to-day life.
|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.|
v. Book: A baby is not old enough to flip through a novel. But a color book filled with pictures will definitely keep it hooked. Now-a-days, special custom books are available which have unique ways of telling a tale.
vi. Photo frame: One of the most popular and also cheap Newborn Baby Gifts is a photo frame. It is important that you make it personalized by engraving the name and birth date of the child. You can also incorporate a sweet quote; say about a mother-child relationship.
vii. A hand-made gift: Nothing will appeal to the parents more than something which is hand-made. If you can find time to knit a sweater or make a baby gift for the child, then it will give you a lot of joyful satisfaction.
viii. Bedding: A baby needs a special bedding set. It can be a bit expensive if you are going for the whole set, but can serve as perfect gift.
ix. Toys: Ah, which baby is going to say no to a toy! Toys of all kinds always succeed in bringing a chuckle to the baby's face. Plus, the range of toys available these days is simply unbelievable.
x. Soft toys and teddy bears: The list of newborn and Christmas Gifts cannot be completed without including the name of soft toys and teddy bears. These gifts become all the more significant if the baby in question is a girl.
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|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.|