|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!|
The baby diapers that last for a long time, are comfortable with using and that fit the child best are the most the ones which are preferred by the mothers. The cloth diaper are available in so many types that it becomes hard to narrow down the choice. The most popular form of baby accessories are found to be those which are so designed that the size can be adjusted from an infant to a toddler. This way one can use one set throughout the diapering years. Like anything else there are pros and cons of baby clothes too.
One of the most significant advantages of using cloth diapers is that one has to buy just one set from an infant to toddler and the babies wrapped in these baby covers can be easily potty trained. Also, if there is more than one child in baby covers at a time, then one can use the same set for both the children. The easy regular fit of the diaper allows to be used by children with different size. All the cotton diapers can be kept together as they are of the same size. These diapers might seem to be expensive when the initial costs are considered, but actually one would be saving time and money since they are not required to buy such type of cotton clothes throughout the diapering years. The ability to be adjusted to fit the baby perfectly makes the most convenient one. No wonder, it is very easy to use and so the mothers experience changing a just little easier. Also, it is convenient for the baby as it is trim fit and doesn't make the bottom of the baby bulky. Moreover, there is a wide range of fun colors and designs and so it becomes pleasant and engaging to change the diapers.
|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.|
Apart from the pros, the cons there are a few cons also associated with the adjustable cotton diapers. The easily adjustable designs of the baby clothes make them a little more expensive. Moreover washed regularly, the chances of them getting worn out also increases. Also, when two children share the all utilities, the chances of they getting worn out is more. In addition, although the adjustable cotton clothes are so designed to fit every child but at times there are chances when it doesn't fit the child well and hence the leakage.
On the whole, the adjustable diaper covers are a great choice for those parents who are looking for the type of diapers which have the same look and design as those of the disposable diapers, but on the other hand they should be eco-friendly. So, go for these dress your baby in style by saving both money and time.
|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.|