|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!|
Being s parent of a new-born is a source of happiness that is all universal! Go anywhere around the globe and you will find lots of ways ofjubilationat the arrival of a new soul in the world. Yes! I agree that the birth of a girl is a great taboo in some societies, even in this 21st century. But when we talk on collective terms then it is all joy, fun and excitement for every expecting couple. The great glorious moments come with the time when you hear or find in pregnancy report that you are going to be an expecting mother or father.
The nine months in the womb of a mother is an experience of lifetime. If you are the bearing lady then you will feel mood swings, physical dilemmas, and depression and want to scream out loud at midnight. Do not get upset as it is a very phenomenal with all expecting mothers, especially if they are experiencing their first babies. It makes no difference if you want to eat something you never have desired before. As long as it is healthy for you and your unborn baby then it is all good!
|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.|
Now see the case of an expecting father as he is in very crucial state of mind. He is not feeling anything physical, and the kicks and bumps of a baby in womb. But he is altogether anxious, excited and even nervous to handle his wife's physical and mental instabilities, and to keep on moving on a wheel of thoughts about how his baby would be like. How will they both go through the delivery and post-delivery phase? Then he is altogether busy in making up a mind for his child's education and insurance plans.
There are so many things that expecting couples can work together and feel joy at each stage. If you ask me then I can say that decorating your arriving baby's room is all fun and excitement. You can fill it up with best of stuff that you can find on different online stores, and even in local market shops. You can make a best deal to find the most exotic looking baby furniture, and then go through a long list of baby garments, sheets, feeding bottles, bottle brushes, cots, shoes, socks, uppers, blankets and so many more things in a way!
Here you can explore many thing on web as to save your time and do not cause fatigue, by moving around the market that is in fact also not good for your baby. Oh yes! You cannot force him or her to move around everywhere. Your baby needs proper rest and food, even before birth. Have you forgotten that your babies will always need special “baby toys” that can make their room as well as their grooming period, all alive with softness and colours to engage into? Learn to save your expenses with an easy search of best baby items through online stores, and all for your very own benefit!!
|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.|