|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!|
When we say cot beds these do not refer to a cot that is used for newborn babies only. These are basically wider and longer than the standard size cots. And most of the parents choose to buy a cot bed for their children because these can be easily converted into a junior bed also. This means that you can use the cot beds for a long period of time even when your baby outgrows the crib and becomes a toddler. It not only lets your child develop the habit of sleeping independently forever but also proves to be a money saving decision. A cot bed generally lasts until your child is about three or four years old.
An important thing to remember while choosing the bedding for your child's cot bed is that it should be special sized and not similar to one designed for a crib. Also buy duvets and sheets accordingly so that these fit properly. The sofa bed should have a drop side so that you can slip it down to move your baby in or out of it without hurting him. Without drop sides, it becomes highly difficult to do so. There is no doubt to say that sofa beds come a little expensive as compared to a bassinet but then these are an absolute worth to buy. In terms of safety, comfort, durability and usage; a cot bed always proves to be a better choice.
|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.|
Now the point is that what role a sofa bed plays in adorning the decor of a room. Cot beds when bring the look of a junior bed, these consume adequate space of a room. These neither look like lying abandoned in a corner of the room nor occupies much space. Cot beds are highly stylish and elegant to place anywhere in your kids room. Moreover, these generally come in wooden polish. You can also choose White Cot Beds as these make your room look much more spacious. White cot beds bring a neat, clear and peaceful feel to the room and make the place more graceful.
Choosing a baby Sleigh sofa bed is also an intelligent decision. These are available in both modern and traditional designs with an assortment of beautiful colors, designs and styles. You should choose the most suitable one in accordance to your needs and requirements. The mattress pads used in these cot beds are available in both thick and thin sizes. You should search one that is of best quality.
|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.|