|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!|
Creating discovery and comfortable babies' room requires decor skills. Developing babies and toddlers sense of sight and earring is essential. Kidsline is a decorative and creative design to expand their development.
Babies react instantly to different lightings, colors, and sounds. Their reactions may be a sense of comfort, happiness and security. Colors including pink, green and yellow provide awareness and alertness. The brand has over thirty styles of bed sets for infant boys and girls. It's most beautiful and creative design for girls are Sweet Dreams. For little boys it is the captivating Private Party and Road Rally.
Infants can discover animals, sports, and automobiles at various stages. They are able to observe bugs, elephants, birds, frogs, and butterflies. Parents can create a discovery environment of characters or nature. For a modern and contemporary design, Lambs and Ivy has a nice collection. The top styles include Hello Kitty Garden and Raspberry Swirl for girls. The popular styles for boys are Rock 'N Roll, Jumbo, and We Rescals.
|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.|
An infant's room is not complete without accessories to match bed sets. Most of the brand crib sets are available in five or six pieces. It includes the sheet, diaper stacker, comforter, bumper, ruffle and a valance. Accessories can be purchased separately to decorate infant's rooms. Hello Kitty has a collection of wall decor, switch covers, and rugs. Matching lamps, musical mobiles, hampers, and nightlights, are available.
Each brand has a collection of different accessories to match bed sets. Decorating solutions is offered with colorful and creative designs. Lambs and Ivy has twenty-three styles for both infant boys and girls. Parents who want to create a room with a theme there are designer sets. Theme baby bedding designs include Western, Hawaii, Fairy and Sports. Other themes are Noah's Ark, music, transportation, zoo and science.
Theme bed sets are specifically designed for use of boy and girl infants. Neutral colors of designs are used that's suitable for both genders. For instance, Hawaii, Unique, Nautical-Ocean are unisex styles.
Unisex colors for boys and girls consist of yellow, white, green and yellow. The quality sets are machine washable durable and very affordable. The sets include a crafted quilt, ruffle, sheet, and bumper pad. Crib bed sets are available in different themes, designs and colors. There are over a hundred styles included in all brands. The choices are limitless when it comes to different styles and patterns.
|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.|