Keep Your Baby Warm With A Sleepsack

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!

Additional Information:

Safety of a baby during their nap time is one of the primary concerns of the parents. A proper bedding carries immense significance as improper bed-clothes may be the cause of sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS. There are various factors that may cause SIDS. These may include maternal smoking, bacterial infection, bed-sharing and prone sleeping position, to name. However, the most common factor that causes SIDS is death by suffocation due to heavy bed-clothes. A baby is also prone to suffocation due to stuffed toys, pillows, heavy blankets & sheets that generally constitute a part of their bedding. In order to prevent SIDS from happening, it is advised that parents use baby sleep sacks to wrap their infants in during their nap time.

A baby sleeping bag is a sack made of soft and comfortable fabric, which is closed from the bottom and open at the top with fastening provided by buttons. The sleepsack also features opening for arms that makes the baby feel comfortable and is able to flail their arms as they like.

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.

It is common knowledge that all infants and toddlers have a kicking habit and generally kick off their blankets or quilts while sleeping, thus, leaving them cold in the middle of the night. Due to this activity the babies wake up and begin crying, thereby, disturbing the sound sleep of parents and their much needed rest. A baby sleepsack is the correct solution to solve for such a problem. The baby can be easily placed inside the sack that is fastened by either buttons or a zip. This restricts the movement of the baby and makes it impossible for the baby to kick their bedding off. The baby sack also does not pose the danger of slipping over the face of the baby and causing SIDS, as is the case with blankets.

The sleepsack is ideally used for infants, however, due to the intensive kicking habits of toddlers, the babysack serves as a suitable bedding for babies between the age of 24-36 months. Parents can avail these sacks in numerous delightful colors and design patterns. These bags are also offered in various sizes, to suit the requirements of a growing baby.

Another advantage of a baby sack is that it can be used during camping trips and holidays to keep the baby warm. Parents are advised to purchase baby sleep sacks according to the TOG rating. This is a rating that measures the warmth of a quilt or a blanket and nowadays even measures baby sleepsacks. The higher the rating, warmer the blanket, whereas lower the rating, the less warm the blanket is. Therefore, parents can take a lower rating sleepsack for summers while a high rating blanket would be suitable for cold regions or the winter season.

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.
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