|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!|
Fun is the word that comes to mind when you bring a remote control car and a child together. Delight is another word as the childs face lights up at the prospect of being in control of this car that works just like the full size real big brother. The dream becomes a reality as the radio control handset is taken over by the child as at last the excited anticipation finds its fulfilment in the experience now being undertaken.
A little bit of wisdom when choosing a model for a child might be to go for the cheaper end of the market and as the manufacturers make many models with children in mind it is not to difficult to find something appropriate perhaps avoiding the more powerful, high performance models for the adults. A readymade car might in some cases be the answer. On the other hand if the youngster is mechanically minded why not encourage a bit of hands on building with a budget kit car. With mum or dad supporting the delights and thrills that this sport brings are shared as the child realizes that what has been entrusted to him or her is not a toy but a very real car which if driven skilfully can do amazing things.
|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 is a certain magic being engaged with as the family focus on the model car chosen to suit their preference from an unbelievable variety produced by the manufacturers for an ever expanding number of diverse tastes. The child also learns when supported wisely how to engage with a sense of responsibility while driving this amazing model car.The fun and excitement can be enjoyed by children regardless of age so long as the appropriate supervision and support is available and the venue can range from the street to a field to a proper racing venue where enthusiasts get together.
Since the very first remote wireless control cars just after the war many who started as children carried on into adulthood as enthusiasts taking with them many happy family memories and passing these onto the next generation.Perhaps there is a child in all of us and maybe that is not a bad thing as children respond naturally to family fun and adventure and what better vehicle for this than the remote control car.Family and friends can together have fun and share the delights , thrills, ups and downs that come with remote control cars. For the children this will always have the potential to be a Magical experience not to be forgotten as the years pass and adulthood takes over.
|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.|