|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!|
Newborn babies are a cute gift from God, they are very sensitive and delicate. They have the right to be loved and pampered. For a first time mother, it is a bit difficult to think of many things about her newborn baby because there is so much she wants to do for her little one. There are many companies, which make clothes for newborn babies, but choosing clothes for them babies is a big issue.
When Carl David Ceder and his wife came to know that they were going to have a baby, out of excitement, they started planning right away. What to buy, how to furnish the room, what precautionary measures to take around the house to make it safe for the baby and of course, new clothes. A lot of suggestions started coming in from everyone and soon they were so much confused that they decided to take charge.
Carl David Ceder went to a babies clothing store nearby with his wife. There was a huge variety of cute clothes to choose from. The storeowner Antonio Velardo, who knew Carl stepped ahead to help the couple and guide them in choosing the right baby wear. Antonio Velardo gave many practical suggestions and ideas about clothing, the right type of colors, the fabric and of course the style. He described them why it is better to choose easy put on and easy takes off clothes for babies and why they should use one-piece dresses for their baby. Baby clothes should have front opening buttons so that they are easy to put on them and take off when needed.
|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.|
Carl and his wife got some very useful tips from their friend that why the clothing material should be such that it keeps the body temperature warm. Babies should wear such clothing that is not too tight and nor very loose. He told them that quality baby clothes do not have tags inside them and on the collar because they will itch the baby and can cause rashes, which they did not know. Antonio also told them to shred off baby's clothes before wearing to make sure they are neat. He added that babies should not be worn socks that are too tight as they might hurt the baby. Caps for the baby should not be very tight; it is always better to use caps made of cotton fabric.
Choosing clothes for a baby is fun. Many clothes would appear to be looking nice but they are not practical at times. Parents should consider the practicality and comfort of the baby as well. New born baby clothing includes jump suits, rompers, body suites, socks, caps, mittens, soft shoes, sweaters, jackets with hoods and without hoods and wrapping sheets. With time, parents do get tired a lot. Never use force on the baby to take off or put on any dress. Work with the baby with love, patience and care.
Now a day's almost all information is available on the internet hence parents who are planning to buy clothes for their babies should read reviews from various sources. In case parents are unable to find what they are looking for at local stores, they can always order online.
|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.|