|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 talk about babies, what comes into our mind is…happiness, delicate, comfort, cuddle, sleep and many other adjectives that could describe the presence of babies into our life. However, when we talk about crib bedding, there are four (4) bedding items that will come into our minds: comforters, bumpers, fitted sheets, and baby blankets. These four items can make up your nursery bedding. You will be assured that your baby has all the comforts that she needs.
If Moms had provided these four bedding items, do you think it is enough to address the needs of babies? No, it is not enough. There are more things to know about crib bedding that Moms and Dads should know. Be curious and do product research. You can shop around your favorite stores or inquire online. These are the things that you should know about crib bedding:
Buy bedding materials that are100% cotton.
The fabric should be carefully selected, hypoallergenic and safe for baby's skin.
Make sure that all bedding materials and accessories are machine washable.
Make sure that your bedding sheets and dust ruffle fits in all standard cribs.
|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.|
Actually, shopping for crib bedding is fun and exhausting as well. If you are a meticulous Mom, you just do not settle for the price, but you go for quality and style. Moms will always choose good quality fabrics that are soft to the skin. Cotton is best because the texture is fine that is good for baby's delicate skin as well as hypoallergenic. Your choice of nursery bedding fabric will show how much Mom love and care for her little darling. This is also true with your choice of infant car seat cover, It should be made of good materials, with good design and style for the baby's total comfort and security.
What perfect crib bedding could offer is the style, the comfort and the security it could provide to babies. The good thing about crib bedding is that it is fashionable, stylish, colorful, and truly fascinating. You will truly love it even for the first time you laid your eyes on it. Love at first sight! This may be your first criterion, but it is not all. You need to go deeper, inquire, and discover the good things beneath the styles and colors of your nursery bedding.
Crib bedding is the heart in all nursery rooms. What would your baby's crib look like minus a blanket, a bumper, a crib skirt, and a bedding sheet? It is bare, dull, and lifeless. To make the nursery room alive and happy, you need to have a complete set of bedding materials made of pure organic materials for healthy and protected skin. Spoil your newborn with lots of love and affection by surrounding her with wonderful bedding accessories. Let her sleep and dream while you are gracefully watching her to sleep. Let her enjoy the fullness of her innocense without hindrance. Let her feel your love without condition. For love and security, give your baby the best nursery bedding materials that she truly deserves.
|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.|