|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!|
As there are larger numbers of brands which are hitting the market on regular basis, one needs to know that which one would be best for them. Few of the considerations which need to be taken care while finalizing the diapers are as under-
In case you are not using the disposable diapers, then there is ample of work required, so one should ask himself where do they stand on the lazy continuum or gung ho? It is not just an individual but also the people who would be involved in getting the diapers changed. It could be any one your husband, caretakers, grandparents etc.
- The Eco Factor
It has been observed that there are around 3.5 million tons of diapers which end up in the landfills in every year. The even more saddening truth is that the carbon footprint of the eco-diapers is only the best marginally suitable. You should be aware about the facts with respect to the disposable before using it so that you could save the planet.
Sensitivity of the skin
|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.|
One should be aware about the skin type of their child and based on the skin, they should go ahead with the selection of the diapers. It's believed that there could be some children whose skin would not be working perfect for them.
Disposable diapers from different brands
1. Pampers/ Baby dry/Sensitivity
In hospitals, it would be the first diapers which would be hitting the baby's bottom. They contain leaks, soft and fit for the individuals. They are also having a line which changes the colors which indicates that they are wet and what's the level of wetness. They are also available in sensitive wipers. Dry diapers are suitable for overnight as they are absorbent and contract with baby's tummy overnight for ensuring a snug fit.
It is made by Kimberly-clark, which competes for the high brands in the market as pampers. It is considered as the least favourites, but still it is liked. They are making small smugglers for the newborns which are quite similar to Swaddlers. Huggies overnight are best for older people as are able to handle the heavy wetting babies.
3. Seventh generation
In case you are looking out for greener's sposie, then do check for the chlorine and the fragrance free diapers for the seventh generation. Parents are aware that they are soft, having good quality of closure tabs and it doesn't leak as well.
|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.|