|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 soft and cuddly objects, be it a stuffed toy or a blanket. A baby blanket is a comfort object used to provide psychological comfort for newborn babies and tiny tots. It is a security blanket that provides kids with instant comfort, it reduces anxiety and helps them sleep better. The cosiness afforded by a snuggle blanket helps them fall asleep faster and keeps them relaxed, making them happy babies.
BabyStitch's snuggle blankets are especially designed with plush materials for the little ones to love and snuggle into. Silky soft trimmings or soft fleece make these mini blankets extremely comfortable for your newborn baby. You'll find that your gets quickly attached to the blanket. Without it, refuses to sleep or she becomes restless and irritable.
A soft, plush and cuddly animal head attached to the blanket adds an element of interest for the baby. BabyStitch offers a range of snuggles blankets with different stuffed animal heads in a variety of colours. For example, you can choose from among different animals like giraffe, dog, teddy bear, lamb, mouse, owl and several more. You also have a wide selection of colours to choose from.
|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.|
Animal-themed blankets lend a squeezable texture to the blanket that babies love. The stuffed animal head which is soft and cuddly gives the something to hold on to and play with. All animal features like eyes, ears, nose, whiskers, etc. are embroidered, making them completely safe for a newborn baby.
In addition to animal themes, there are other options like girls cotton brushed blanket or boys cotton brushed blanket. You may choose to have BabyStitch's snuggle baby blanket personalised with the baby's name and date of birth. The name and date is embroidered on the blanket, making it a unique gift for a newborn baby.
Personalised snuggle baby blankets make for a thoughtful and unique gift for a newborn baby. They are also the perfect gifting option for Hampers For Girls, christening or birthdays. Mini blankets can be used to decorate nurseries or used as a cover in cradles and prams. Combined with a animal head baby blanket or wrap, you can create a beautifully personalised blanket gift set for the new born. Snuggle blankets are easily washed and tumble-dried in the washing machine.
Get BabyStitch's snuggle baby blankets for a newborn online at babystitch.com.au. Browse through the photos and make your choice. If you have a particular colour or animal theme in mind, you can get them to change it to your preference. Your personalised snuggles blanket order will come beautifully gift wrapped with a complimentary Hampers For Boys card where you can specify your message at the time of placing the order. So, go ahead and get a memorable gift that will make the happy.
|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.|