|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!|
Boori Sleigh Cots have been gaining popularity for their ergonomic style and ease of use. It is one of the most sought after cots in Australia. Its sturdy looks and compactness makes it one of its kinds. It's compact yet big. This beautiful cot is made from Araucaria Timber with a Polyurethane finish. It has a 2 level changeable base, one handed drop side device and comes complete with a 5-year structural warranty. It converts from a cot to a King Single Bed. Most of the parents love it. The Boori Sleigh Cots are great cots and got lots of use and no issues. Parents are generally happy with its stability and size as it is bigger than standard cot. The drawer provided is very handy for storing toys or other things. There is however only one disadvantage. Because the cot is made of soft teak, babies with growing teeth tend to chew on the cots leaving teeth marks. But that's a small price to pay. After all your little bundle of joy is worth it. Plus it's a bit expensive too, compared to other varieties of cots.
Boori Classic Cots
Parents love this cot; it's rock-hard and finely made. The drop down side is so easy to do, and it can be done with one hand which is great if one has a sleeping baby in his or her arms. Best of all the cot converts into a toddler bed so can be used for many years. All that is needed is to change the mattress. Bedtime is the time your little bundle of joy is out of site, this cot is so strong and well built it leaves no room for concerns.
|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.|
Boori Cots are made up of strong woods so they last for quite sometime. They are sturdy, ergonomic and easy to handle. Boori Cots are simply gorgeous cots – worth the money, if it's in the budget. After all one has to shell out good amount of money to get quality stuff. One thing was noticed though that the normal sheets were too tight, so it also required 'bigger' sheets, which generally cost more because normal stores didn't stock them! Boori cots also seem to have good re-sale value!
Boori Furnitures too are a bit expensive but worth it. Quality matters the most! Boori Furnitures offer a variety of options that include –
- Boori 2 Drawer Combo Changer
- Boori 4-Drawer Chest
- Boori 5-Drawer Chest
- Boori Original 3 Tier Changer
- Boori 6-Drawer Dresser
- Boori 6-Drawer Slimboy
There is variety of choices when it comes to buy a cheap cot. However, quality of the product should never be compromised. Choose from a range of bright, safe and sturdy cots at great prices. There are choices of designs, sizes and colors to choose from. Once you buy a cheap cot you can also buy a wide variety of accessories like mattresses, pillows, bed covers etc. There are mattresses that perfectly fit the cots so your baby can sleep safely. They are machine washable covers to help you keep them clean and fresh and you can add waterproof mattress protector for those little accidents. It's made of a non-breathable material, so shouldn't go under your baby's head.
|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.|