|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!|
Nowadays, kinds of books, magazines and websites provide a great deal of excellent and brilliant ideas for you to get inspirations to make your own special baby shower invitations. If you have nice plan in your mind and great deal of creativity and imagination you are also capable to design a perfect baby shower invitation for your beloved baby. The invitations should carry the information of the baby shower party theme and the characters of the expectant mother. Some retail stores of supermarkets are selling the materials of making baby shower invitations. You can choose the invitations depending on your budget. Paper styles, font colors and accessories are all up to you. Especially the invitation wording, you can write by yourself or have the invitations printed, while handwriting is more appreciated. Other things such as envelopes, thank-you notes, stickers, fun stamps and baby birth announcements can also be DIYed by yourself, even though it might be a tough work unless you enjoy it.
Homemade baby shower invitations can be designed in kinds of fascinating shapes, for example you can design the baby shower invitations as teddy bears, pacifiers, diapers or even balloons. When you are ready to start making baby shower invitations think about what theme you would like to make the baby shower be. Some eye-catching colors, prints and designs are clever choices. Pink and blue colors are traditional used in baby shower invitations and you may try some colors which are not so tradition but also beautiful such as chocolate brown, tangerine orange and apple green. These popular colors are also good to make baby shower invitations. Not only one color to use but also combined colors are beautiful, you may try pink and brown, orange and white, pale yellow and magenta. Pictures, clips and photos are plus to your homemade baby shower invitations.
|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.|
There is no doubt that words and message the invitations carrying should be inviting and polite to make the people you invited feel honored. Name of the expectant mother, time, date and location of ceremony should be presented on the baby shower invitation. To be more considerate, you can also include a map of location and your phone number or email address attached in the invitation. It is a good idea to add a lovely and warm baby shower poem or verse. If there are any games or other activities on the baby shower you can add some information of specific instructions or instructions about gifts.
With your family member and close friends to make the baby shower invitations will be entertaining and memorable, which will also tight the bonds between you all. Moreover, they can come up some more good ideas and useful suggestions to make the invitations better.
It is a little bit time consuming and money consuming to make homemade baby shower invitations but theses invitations are absolutely elegant and fantastic. Besides the enjoyment you get from making invitations you can also get appreciation from others. Once you tried you will love it!
|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.|