|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!|
In life, we are faced with many challenges, hardships, and roadblocks. These challenges have definite solutions and can be easily overcome and managed in the best manner possible. To be able to do that, we need to have a strong belief in ourselves, in addition to courage and self esteem. In childhood, when we play, go to school,or interact with people, we learn a lot and here is where our character is actually built. Livewire media ensures that they help kids to grow up in the best way and also help them to make good choices.
Character can not be built in a day; it's a process which starts at an early age. It's done through story telling, narration of some incidents, and also by some ways in which the kids get a hands on knowledge of what character actually means. A strong character, if built during childhood,ensures that all the problems in the future can be handled with the utmost courage, dignity, and honesty. Today, we see a lot of corruption happening and this is happening because the people involved in this have a weak character and do not have strong bonds and values. Livewire media instills these values and motives in these kids at a very young age, which helps them when they grow and face challenging situations in life.
|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.|
Self esteem is a very important attribute to be possessed today. It's all about feeling good about you as an individual and as a human being. Today, many suffer from a lack of self esteem because they lack that vital identity about themselves as individuals. Self esteem is built by the work we do and the tasks that we are able to successfully accomplish. Many a time, individuals have to because of some or the reasons theyface failure. This failure needs to be handled in a very delicate manner. The way in which this failure is handled determines the future course of action for an individual. If this failure is taken to heart, then it leads to depression and ultimately leads to a low sense of self esteem. This low self esteem is the feeling that an individual loses the belief in himself or herself and their entire confidence is shattered and there is constant fear of failure.
A person with a low self esteem starts feeling dodgy and whatever he or she does is with a lot of doubts and a lack of self-belief. At Livewire media, these attributes of building a strong self esteem are taught to make sure that no matter what the individual faces in life, he or she will always have the strength, willingness, and strong character to overcome these problems and face life in the most positive way. This kind of learning helps a individual to face the toughest situations in life with great courage and integrity and also keeps the spirit alive. This lively spirit is the key factor that maintains high self esteem, combined with a strong sense of self-belief.
|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.|