|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!|
Ever wonder why your baby cries for no reason at all? You can tell that it sounds like a painful or discomfort cry, but after all you've tried, you can't put your finger on what is wrong.
Many parents have been in this position. It is frustrating when you feel helpless to comfort your infant.
Searching for ways to aid relief for you and your baby is the right step in solving the problem.
Gas pains can be a reason that your baby is discontent. Now you are looking for the most safe and effective way to relieve your baby from gas pains.
What about gas drops for constipation and gas? Gas drops claim to be all natural. They are safe, but are only intended to be used for a short period of time. Gas drops are a medication. Gas drops can ease tummy trouble in as quick as 15 minutes. The active ingredient breaks up the gas. You will still need to burp or some people “bounce” their baby to exit the bubbles. Some babies do not like the taste of the gas drops. To relieve constipation, you will need a different medication or infant drops.
|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.|
Baby massage for gas is very safe and very quick in releasing gas bubbles and constipation. The I LOVE U baby massage for gas is very effective in releasing gas bubbles and well as helping the colon to move things along. The gas is released almost instantly when massaged with the aid of an essential oil for digestion. Be ready for a bowel movement in about 15-30 minutes after administering the I LOVE U massage for constipation.
Before you begin the baby massage for gas, prepare the space. Turn on some soothing music. Lay a soft blanket on the floor. Make sure the room is warm enough so when you undress your baby, they are still comfortable. Close the door from any distractions. Massage is a relaxing and bonding time. Prepare carrier oils such as sweet almond oil, grapeseed oil, or olive. Combine a carrier oil with a digestive focused essential oil for the best results. Warm your hands so that your touch is welcoming. To help your baby be at ease for the massage, first ask their permission to administer the massage. This will show your baby respect and let them know what to expect.
This natural treatment will be safe and quick. You don't have to buy medication from the store. You can treat an upset tummy conveniently at home. The bond you will create with your little one is an added bonus!
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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.|