|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!|
But before any couples go out and buy a double jogger stroller to allow them more mobility and independency there are certain things they need to consider. The things that they need to consider are as follows:
Once a couple have taken into mind these things then they can start looking to make that all important purchase. Below we offer a few tips that could prove helpful and so ensure that you purchase the ideal double jogger stroller not just for your children but for you as well.
Tip 1 – First off you need to decide whether you want the seats in yours to be side by side or one behind the other. The biggest benefit to opting for the side by side models is that there is less risk of the one behind becoming upset because they cannot see what is in front of them. However, the main disadvantage to going for the side by side models is that maneuvering them through tight spaces like the aisles of the supermarket can prove very difficult indeed.
|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.|
Tip 2 – Next when it comes to buying a double jogger stroller you have to decide on what sort of terrain yours is going to be used. If you intend to take it across country rather than just using on pavements or streets you need to opt for those with fixed wheels and preferably with a good level of suspension. Remember you want your children to enjoy being in the stroller along with making it easy for your to maneuver over rough terrain.
However if you intend to use yours just for jogging around the streets where you live then those with front wheels that swivel is your best option. These types of wheels will help to ensure that you can maneuver yours much more easily and so you won't need to decrease your pace when going around corners.
Tip 3 – Make sure that your double jogger stroller is not fitted with good quality harnesses to ensure that your children remain secure no matter quickly you are travelling. Plus make sure that the handbrake is situated in a location on the stroller that is easy to reach so that when you need to make quick stops you can.
Above we have offered a number of tips of the things that your double jogger stroller should come with. By keeping what we have discussed in mind when making your purchase you will get one that not only meets your requirements and is affordable.
|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.|