|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!|
A travel system is one of the most sought after travel gears for children nowadays. This is a custom-built combination of an infant car seat and stroller in one. This makes travelling with your babies comfortable, quick, and safe all the time. A travel system is the answer to your baby's need for comfort and safety inside and outside your vehicle.
Child safety must every parent's top priority at all times and at all places. Most countries even legally require the use of car seats and strollers to ensure child safety. A travel system is one of the best travel gears you can provide for your child's growing needs.
One of the most durable travel systems in the market today is the Graco Fast Action Travel System Faith. This travel system has innovative features to promote safety and comfort to children. The Graco Fast Action has the following important features:
- Accommodates children up to 50 pounds for more years of comfortable strolling.
- Reclines to suit your baby's comfort level.
- Convertible 3 or 5 point harness.
- Has a one-second single-step fold,
- Lightweight and sturdy.
- Front swivel wheels with suspension for easy maneuverability.
- Has an extra storage basket to hold some essentials.
- Parent's tray with storage and cup holders.
- Child's tray with cup holder.
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|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.|
- Crash tested to meet US safety standards for car seats.
- Equipped with a side-impact protection system.
- Has an energy-absorbing foam liner to shield the child during car crash.
- Integrated five-point harness; front adjustable to perfectly snug your child.
- Has a removable infant head support.
The Graco Fast Action is top rated by many leading magazines and publications. This travel gear is carefully designed and made to have innovative comfort features and impressive safety features. The Graco Fast Action has the following product specifications:
- Product weight: 22 pounds
- Dimensions: 33.5 lenghth x 22.5 width x 39.5 height (inches)
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- Product weight with base: 12.7 pounds
- Product weight without base: 7.5 pounds
- Dimensions: 26.7 depth x 17.5 width x 24.2 height (inches)
If you are looking for a great and durable product for your child's safety and comfort while strolling and travelling, the Graco Fast Action Travel System Faith is the perfect product. This travel system is your reliable partner in ensuring your child's safety and convenience inside and outside your vehicle.
|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.|