|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!|
The new baby comes into the life the parents want to officially announce it with their closed ones like relatives and friends. Then it's time to celebrate. Let's have a baby shower!
Baby shower is not a small thing there is lot of that need to be planned and set properly like the Venue, food, baby shower favors. Making preparation for a child shower can also be frustrating.Kid showers are not one-side presentations. Your guests (close friends and relatives) also deserve to have something that they'll surely prize. But there is one simple requirement when it comes to giving favors – creativity.
Making baby shower arrangement is a great creating one. When you going to make baby shower you need some creativity and simple raw materials and little time you have to spend, it's doesn't need to be expensive. And also consider cost of materials it's first thing of your budget. Because your not spending little amount like one or two. You can find everything you need at your local or nearest baby shop. You can find a lot of goodies that can be easily transformed into something wonderful in grocery stores. Listed below are just a few of the many examples that everyone can try:
|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.|
Chocolate Feeding bottles: Before go to the arrangement of baby shower. You buy a few sets of small feeding bottles from department stores and then fill each bottle with Hershey's kisses or nibble sized chocolates.
Soap Favors: One of the great Ideas for kid shower is the use of soaps. Definitely everyone likes soaps because everyone using daily. Soaps common products in baby stores. You have to do one thing that is how many numbers of guests you have invited and then bring soaps not daily use models bring with kid themed shapes like ducks, teddy bears, feeding bottles, and more.
Mirror Miniatures or Picture Frames:If you child shower is planned after your baby is born, you take a picture of him/her and place it each of the picture frames, it looks beautiful.
Socks and Mints: these are child socks filled with mint candies. Color of the socks can vary depending on the gender of the upcoming baby. You can also ask one or two of your closest friends or relatives for some assistance to get things done. Time should be properly considered when it comes to planning your baby shower. This will give you more time allowance to decide and prepare for your baby shower.
|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.|