|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!|
Most couples like to have both baby boys and girls in their marriages. Many people in the society normally blame women on baby genders. Most men quarrel with their wives if their wives are giving birth to only females. A lot of people fail to realize that a woman is not responsible for the baby gender she gives birth to. A woman's womb serves as an incubator that incubates whatever gender that a man must have deposited in a woman's womb.
There are several cases whereby women are left to suffer humiliations just because they are giving birth to only female children. Some husbands of these women would instantly go to take second wives or keep dates outside their matrimonial homes in order to get male children. Many men are not patient at all when it comes to baby issues.
|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.|
Women who are giving birth to only male children in their marriages would also wish to have at least one female child. This is because female children are more helpful in domestic works and also closer to their mothers than male children who can be more interested in playing or watching football games instead of helping in domestic works. To some people, female children are money when it is time for their marriage.
Many women who are expecting either a male or female child try to know their baby genders before birth. Some of them go for scan in order to find this out. It is advisable for you not to bother yourself in knowing your baby gender while you are still pregnant because this may lead to total disappointment, sorrow and unhappiness if you discover that the sex of the baby you are carrying is the opposite of what you desire.
The best thing you should do is to just use baby gender selection product to select and plan for the sex of the baby that you want earlier and relax yourself until you give birth to your desired gender. You should try as much as possible to resist pressures and humiliations from your husband or his family members because you have not given birth to their desired gender.
|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.|