|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!|
Areas decals allow you to create a personalized kid's area for your kid that can be easily modified without having to color the area or spend much money or time on the venture. Your kid will likely grow out of her kid's area within her first few years, which makes a no-hassle developing solution eye-catching and realistic. Choose wall stickers to stimulate the kid's noticeable sense, add to the kid's area idea or offer as imagination-spurring fun time entertainment for her when she is mobile.
Use the surfaces decals to set the field for a designing kid's area. Glow-in-the-dark superstars, moons, earth's and galaxy can beautify the ceiling and higher areas the surfaces to create an outdoor night sky to see the baby off into dreamland every night. However, estates and storybook princesses complement a king or fairy-tale idea. Practice routes, instructs, programs and vegetation work for a transportation idea. Fish, mermaids, seahorses, seashells, sea turtles or dolphins can be used individually or together for an under-the-sea idea.
|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.|
Create a artwork that's changeable with different designs, especially if the baby has to discuss his bed room with a sibling. Green garden, vegetation and birds in the sky can all offer as a qualifications artwork for insects, zoo animals, town animals or a woodlands idea. However, use surfaces decals to create a personal artwork, such as a large plant where you can hold near family members pictures to create the kid's near family members plant. Add inflamed white environment, a bright yellow-colored sun and a variety off in the range.
Use surfaces decals with figures or terms that look like a personalized color job when used on the surfaces. Miracle out the kid's name above her bed, or take it a step further and describe what her name means. Put up a quote or term that is significant to you. Use kid's area music or a personal poems you've published to your baby if you want something more personal.
Decorate your kid's surfaces with interesting surfaces decals he can play with when he's able to get around on his own. Build a border around the area using the abc figures that “talk” when the kid mouse clicks the figures. Add types, shades and numbers for a completely interesting chance to learn. Tag questions or growth charts are other interesting options. Additionally, there are competitors car routes with changeable automobiles or child baby dolls with different outfits and components. Whatever you are looking for, you are likely to find it in a baby wall decal.
|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.|