|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!|
What a wonderful feeling on your baby's arrival to the world. Your joy has no limit on receiving your little one. Your child is very precious for you and so you have planned to give world's best products to your child. You don't want to compromise on any single thing starting from baby nappy to baby clothes and just want your little one to look smart, stay healthy and fine always. The most important part of a child is their skin as skin of newborns are very tender and thin, so keeping the skin clean is very essential in order to avoid irritation or itching which will make the little one uncomfortable.
For this reason using diapers have become necessary for all mothers. All newborns as well as toddlers need utmost care especially when it comes to urination and potty. The little feels irritated when he or she does potty or pee, therefore making them wear a diaper will help as the diaper the cotton stuffed inside will absorb water and moisture immediately and keep the child dry and feel nice.
|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.|
Now days we find many kinds of diapers in the market. Many different companies offer discounted rates, but in spite of all this the best is using cloth nappy. They are made from 100% cotton material and also have fewer chemicals in it so it protects your baby's skin from rashes and irritation. No matter what material is used in making the diapers, it should pass the test of instant and consistent soiling, washing and drying no doing any harm to newborns skin. These cloth nappy are skin friendly and when your child wears it there are very less chances of getting rashes or any other skin infection, also they are less expensive compared to other diapers.
Another brand of diapers that are renowned in the market today are pampers. Parents become use to diapers so much that they don't wish to switch to any other brand of diapers. These baby pampers are very gentle on your child's skin as it keeps it dry and cool for hours. Diapers were expensive initially when they were initially introduced, but now they are very cheap, durable and made with best quality. Every parent wishes to give their child the best products right from when they are born. Most branded diapers allow more than 10 hours of dryness after wearing it.
Many mothers prefer to use disposable diapers as they can be used and thrown after a couple of hours. They are made of many different chemicals which help absorb the liquid keeping your child dry and comfortable. Though these diapers are expensive as you cannot use them again.
|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.|