|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!|
Babies love to chew and tug on anything that is within their grasp, when they are teething. So why not opt for a stylish and safe alternative to the teething troubles of your adorable little child? Babies have a natural tendency to hold on their mother's jewelry and chew them. Baby teething jewelry is the latest trend that looks great with their style factor, and also is highly functional. It is absolutely safe for babies to chew on baby teething necklace that are exquisitely designed to be chewable, washed, BPA-free, non-toxic and eco-friendly. They are made of 100% non-toxic food grade silicone and should adhere to the strictest standards of safety. They should also be free from hazardous chemicals like cadmium, lead, phthalates, PVC and BPA. It should not have any detachable or break away parts that can be opened when tugged by babies.
Baby teething jewelry is perfect for mothers who have teething babies, as they are safe and very chewable. According to safety standards, they should be non-toxic, environment friendly, durable and even be approved by FDA food grade standards and toxicity standards. A perfect gift for a mother with a teething baby, this jewelry will keep the baby free from teething troubles and irritation. But it is important to note that baby should not be left unattended while using this jewelry.
|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.|
The jewelry should be checked regularly for any problems. Baby teething necklace should be adequately tested for safety standards to ensure that the product is mechanically safe and should not detach or break with baby's clasp or in their mouth. Silicone used in these jewelry prevent the growth of any bacteria or mould on the, so you do not have to worry about germ infection in the jewelry. They are washable and can be cleaned easily with soapy water or even in dishwasher. This makes these products very clean and hygienic in comparison to regular adult jewelry.
Amber necklaces for babies are another popular choice in the teething jewelry category. Isn't it cool to wear something that looks cool as well as functional? This jewelry allows the babies to pull them out and gnaw to their hearts content, without the mother worrying about its safety aspect. Another handy option apart from the conventional chewy rings, cold washcloths and teething beads, such jewelry is no wonder a much sought after product by mothers. After all, it is a great way to keep teething troubles at bay.
|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.|