|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!|
Decorating your dream house is a big task. Your home talks about your taste and style hence you need to plan your master bed room, kitchen, hall, children bedroom and even you guest room according to your choice and preference. Your house should not only look good but should also be comfortable. Needs and preference of every family member should be kept in mind before picking up furniture or choosing the color of their room.
Children room should be given a lot of thought and a lot of importance to details. If you have a toddler then buying a baby cot will be a good option. In a baby cot the child can sleep peacefully and soundly. There is no danger of the child falling, if put in a cot. For the mother also it is very advantageous as she can do her household chores while the baby plays in cot. Along with a baby cot you can even buy a baby crib. A baby crib is very useful for the baby and the parents. In a crib child can be transported safely and also can be taken out for outings with all the comfort he needs.
|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.|
Another suggestion would be to buy kids furniture keeping in mind the requirement of the kid. You might think of getting home items like eating table, bed, study table or a wardrobe for the clothes. This way it will be very easy to manage the baby in his growing years. Kids' furniture now-a-days comes with a theme too. So if your son is a Ben10 fan, then you can have a Ben 10 bed or wardrobe. And if your daughter is fond of fairy tales then a princess bed and Barbie dressing table will be a great option. This way your kid will love his or her room. The options and variety available in the market is huge. Buying a painting for kids room will decorate the wall and make it look lively and colorful. Keep in mind that the paintings for kids' room are very lively and positive and something that will make your kid smile.
Decorating your kid's room can be fun and you can use your creativity and imagination to add fun and color to the room. Various kids' accessories and wall decorations are available in the market. You can buy colorful curtains for the window to make if more bright. Keep in mind the taste of your kid and pick the products according to his liking. Decorating this room will be more fun and easier than you have imagined.
|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.|