|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!|
We've often heard stories of newborn babies suffering from ailments where there skin becomes sensitive and gets rashes very easily. Although the atmosphere they are brought in is different from what is in a mother's womb, it is not the only reason that causes irritation to the skin of our little ones.
One of the major issues that cause a lot of damage to the skin of new born kids is the clothes that they wear. Not all clothes that you buy for your kids are made out of organic and skin-friendly materials and therefore they can be a major reason behind the skin problems that the kids face. If you are looking for a few reasons as to why you should only rely on organic cotton clothing for your new born babies.
|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.|
Since the use of chemicals is negligible in the organic cotton clothing for babies, they are usually very good in terms of quality. This great quality further results in its long life and highly durable nature. Although the new born babies don't do anything that can ruin their clothes like the grown up kids, you can at least be sure that you can use the same clothes for a very long time and ensure that your kid's sensitive skin is safe and healthy.
The colors that are used to dye the organic clothing for babies are also organic in nature and made from agents that are completely natural. Although some fixing agents are used, it is made sure that all these things are first tested and then only used. It is often seen that the synthetic colors can also cause damage to the skin and leave marks on the skin but that won't happen with the organic colors.
Look and feel
All babies clothing are cute and to die for but there is something even more special about the organic clothes for new born babies. The look and the feel of these clothes are much different in comparison to the ordinary clothes. They are very soft and delicate just and feel perfectly smooth against the skin. This terminates the chances of causing any problem to the babies.
|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.|