|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!|
It is quite obvious for parents to look for the best and gentle products for their baby – be it their food, health, hygiene and everything else. While you make sure that everything is of the best quality, you often ignore their bathing needs. Having only good quality baby soap is not enough to give your baby a gentle bath, but there are other factors too which need consideration. Bathing sponge is a useful thing that you need to consider for your baby. While there may be plentiful options, it is better to go with a natural product. Natural bath sponge makes a good choice for the good care of your baby.
Natural sponges grow like simple organisms in the sea, and can be used for a variety of purposes. These simple organisms find their way along the ocean floors and feed on organisms. They are blessed to have a natural structure that makes it convenient for them to move around without weighing down by various sea particles and sand while they are busy absorbing nutrients through their pores. Natural sponges are gentle on the skin and give you a holy bathing experience.
|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.|
Due to their construction, natural sponges hold a large volume of water and your favorite body scrub or showering gel. They are wonderful exfoliating agents having the ability to lift dead skin cells off the body. After you are done bathing, you can totally rinse the sponge to pull any dead skill cells and dirt out of the sponges leaving behind a fresh and clean sponge.
These sponges are naturally anti-microbial and hence they are good choice for your baby. Synthetic sponges have, sometimes, to be treated with triclosan. The natural structure and texture of these sponges make them a gentle skin exfoliator. They hold a lot more water and do faster cleaning. They are beautiful to display in the bathroom.
If you think that they are killed in the process of transforming into a natural sponge, then you don't hold enough information about them. They have the ability to re-grow. Cut a portion of a sponge, and it will grow into another. This is what makes them eco-friendly and a sensible choice. They are renewable and obtained by seasoned divers leaving behind their beds intact so that new crowd can be ready to harvest in a few years.
Just like you want to see your child happy and bring them Secure a toy, you should bring them natural bath sponge for their health and hygiene. In fact, the natural sponge is good for your skin as well.
|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.|