|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!|
Gone are the days, when a few feeding bottles and diapers were the only items available for baby care. With the advent of internet and technology, India too has entered the infant products market. There are myriad of website and stores that sell latest baby products in India.
Baby products in India have been revamped, and Indian mommies are equipped to take good care of their baby's.
In India, baby products from global brands are available on the store racks.
Huggies is a leading name in the baby products industry in India. Huggies has introduced different variety of diapers that cater to varied age group and requirements.
The name Huggies is synonymous with diapers and Huggies diapers are available in almost every state and city in the country.
The newborn's skin is extra soft and sensitive, it required care and attention. Baby skin care tips are passed down from one generation to the other and nowadays, there are websites, blogs and podcasts that give exhaustive and extensive list of care tips. You will not become an expert in a day, but slowly and steadily, new mothers know to handle rashes as well as take good care of newborn. To make life easier, you can also use the variety of baby care products available in the market.
|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.|
There are few baby skin care tips that you need to keep in mind. Keep the baby's skin amply moisturized. Try and use known and renowned brands of baby care products. Avoid overdoing anything, as your newborn's skin is sensitive. If you feel a particular product is causing rashes then immediately discontinue it.
Another important thing in newborn skin care is choosing the right diaper. Diapers can also cause rashes and itchiness. Huggies diapers are specially designed taking into consideration the extra sensitivity of newborn skin.
Huggies have been clinically tested and it's proven that Huggies diapers prevent skin rashes. The super absorbent diapers keep the bottom dry. Even after wearing the Huggies diaper for hours they baby is completely comfortable.
Huggies products are available online as well as at different departmental stores. You can choose from the different product lines. The Huggies Total Protection diaper ensures that skin is soft and special breathable material has been used. New Huggies Wonder-Pants are to be worn like pants and are easy to use; you can simply change the diaper, while it is playing without interrupting its playtime. You can also check the Huggies website for detailed information about the products.
Armed with a range of baby care products and a positive attitude, you can surely take good care of your newborn.
|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.|