|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!|
While enough consideration is given to soap, shower gels and other bathing products, not much is considered about bathing sponges. There are plenty of options available when it comes to sponges. There are products made from harsh chemicals which are anti-bacterial in nature, and also there are natural products grown wild and harvested from the sea.
The vast deep sea is a source of many amazing products including soft, silky highly absorbent sponges. These are natural sponges and highly demanded across various industries to give deep massage, and gentle exfoliation that not any synthetic product can offer. The cell structure of natural sponges comprises of channels and pores that draw away any dirt from the skin while bathing or massaging. Therefore, they provide more hygienic, luxurious and superior wash than any other option.
These sponges also have enzymes in their structure that helps to inhibit the growth of bacteria and mould resulting in cleaner wash without any irritating chemicals. These products are so soft with the gentle touch of nature that almost everyone wants to experience them for a hygienic bath. The product is also good for kids and infants to provide them a healthy bath.
|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.|
Natural Bath Sponge is sourced from the sea by highly trained and certified divers who ethically harvest the product from the sea. They do so while leaving their roots embedded, which causes the sponges to grow again and again.
Use of natural sponge gives soft skin that feels clean and hygienic. When natural sponge is used, only tiny droplets of soap is required to form thick lather that causes savings of money and also ensures a clean bath. Those having sensitive skin can also enjoy a good bath with natural sponges or honeycomb sponge. This is why the sponge is also used for infants.
These products can be obtained both online and offline in order to give a luxury touch to your bath. Sponges are sold in different boxes and bags to ensure a little more indulgence in spa and hotel brands. Experience of using natural sponge is completely different that users love a lot.
For kids, natural sponges make a good choice and provide a gentle care for their skin. Therefore, parents who want to see their kids happy and healthy can now choose natural sponges for bathing. Just like Secure-A-Toy is good to keep kids happy, natural sponges are important to keep them healthy and clean.
|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.|