|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!|
Are you expecting a little angle in your house? This is the best part of everyone's life. Having a newborn changes your life completely bringing happiness and new horizons. Before the baby comes to this world, one need to start planning and designing a nursery for the kid. There must be different ideas in your head, which helps in designing the room, and it is important to make sure that one takes care of different things while making the plan.
Firstly, one needs to ensure that the baby will be quite comfortable in the nursery. As a kid is not able to convey whatever he feels, it becomes necessary to understand the problems and plan it accordingly. The kid needs to be kept away from the sunlight. You can put a curtain on the window so that the baby does not get disturbed by sleeping. Different kinds of themes can be selected for the nurseries. Themes are different according to the gender of the baby. While choosing the color schemes for enhance your baby nursery ideas, so must ensure that the color of the room is light. You can choose shades of pink, blue, green, yellow, etc. You can even consider some bright colors such as orange, red, etc.
|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.|
After you are done with the color scheme, you need to select several kinds of toys in the room. There are different kinds of toys available in the market. One can select different kinds of toys. You can add some musical toys, some teether, soft toys, and other such toys that the baby would like. You can even hang some toys on the ceiling so that the kid can enjoy watching them.
Next comes the linen. The baby cribs, comforter, bedding, pillow covers, curtains, etc should match each other. Putting up bright, beautiful, and creative things can make your kid known to different colors. Several companies are providing beautiful bedding sets that can help them to make the house lively. The bedding can be chosen according to the themes. There are number of themes to choose from, such as superheroes, flowers, butterflies, alphabets and many more are there to choose from. if you have a girl kid then you can add some pink flowery stuff and if you have a boy then you can add sporty blue colored stuff in the room and if you are still expecting and don't know the gender of the kid so you can add some neutral designs such as stars, cartoons, etc.
Not only beautiful and designer things are suitable, but one needs to think about the comfort of the child. The fabrics need to be clean and thus easy to maintain fabrics should be used. You can even choose different pictures as well as accessories. You can get the beautiful products in the market very easily and can create a dream room for your babies and see them smile.
|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.|