|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!|
Generally the baby cots are made from wood and are available in many different colours like white, natural wood, and brown. The cots can be even multi-coloured. People can also get the cots customised according to their wishes. A person can find many superb styles of Grotime Cots, which are just perfect for a baby.
Grotime has the best rangeof furniture for babies like the Grotime Factory Seconds or the Cots. A person can get hold of many good Grotime Furniture online from where the person can make a choice.
Amongst all the Grotime furniture, the baby cots are the most prominent. The following are the features of Grotime Baby cots-
There are many styles of baby cots from the brand of Grotime, but usually they have evenly spaced slats around the cot. Some of the Cots have bars evenly spaced on the sides, while the back and the front ends are solids.
To provide adequate safety for the child, the bars are generally not farther than 45-65 mm apart.
Cot beds have either one or two drop sides, which slide down securely in being prompted from the exterior of the cribs. These drop sidesmake the task of putting in and taking out of the baby easier.
Some of the Cots have plastic teething rail installed for the baby's pleasure on the top of the crib sides or drop sides.
|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.|
Most of the baby cots are available with a feature to adjust the height of the mattress' base. The base of the cots can be lowered with the growth of the baby. This is important in order to maintain the safety of the child. Also for babies who have begun pulling up or has started cursing, doing this is quite important.
These Cots are generally converted to child bed, which makes it a good investment. This can be very useful for toddlers. This can be done by simply removing the drop sidesof the cot. Moreover the height of the drop sides can be reduced (instead of removing it totally) to act as safety railings in the bed.
The Cots are generally available with a warranty of two to five years which is a great boon.
Some of the popular Grotime Cots are listed below-
Grotime Eden Cot- The safety mechanisms of this cot exceed the standards set in Australia for cots.
Grotime Rollover 5in1 cot- It is a classically styled cot/ bed. The cot is converted into a junior bed, sofa and single bed.
- Grotime Signet Cot
- Grotime tempo cot/bed
- Grotime Venus cot/ bed
- Windsor Cot
- Changeover Cot
- Grotime Eurella Cradle
The Grotime cots are thus the best option for those who are looking to purchase cots for a child. The products of Grotime are of high quality. A person should be assured of their quality standards looking at the number of years ofwarranty offered by them. This period is even longer than the period for which the baby uses the cot. All the above features make Grotime a perfect choice for baby cots.
|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.|