|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!|
Instead of loading your kids' room with unlimited toys, you can organize activities that will enhance their creativity. Too many playing items can ruin the imaginative skills of children. Moreover, not all toys are designed for little kids. Even though it comes within your budget, purchasing innumerable toys will simply spoil your child's habits.
Availability of fewer toys gives children the opportunity to invent games and become more resourceful. Materialistic items cannot take the place of playing mates. Kids learn to develop interpersonal relationships only they interact and play with other children. For decent entertainment, it is not important to buy so many toys. Kids who play with numerous toys tend to be destructive in nature since they do not know how to value things.
|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.|
From time to time, parents are advised by child healthcare specialists to let their children play outdoor games. Certainly, it is unnecessary to send your kid outdoors without any motive. Although an old ride-on toy, the demand for three-wheeled scooters has still not declined. Even though younger children are lured by television programs and video games, they still crave for riding high on a three wheeler. Commuting within the neighborhood on a 3 wheel scooter is a safe option. Scooting promotes physical growth and development in young kids.
The scooter which you buy for your child should be strong, flexible and long-lasting. To ensure the safety of the ride-on, do not miss examining the steering system, handlebars and brakes. Young sport enthusiasts can ride a 3-wheeled scooter as many times as they like.
Only tough and durable scooters can enable children to perform stunts while having a fun ride. For both beginners and advanced riders, you can find a slew of feature-rich three-wheeled scooters. It is always better to take your kids to toy store as you might unintentionally end up purchasing an over-sized scooter. High quality 3-wheelers are extremely comfortable to ride. Scooting is a very good after-school activity. If your children are able to cultivate this habit then they will always remain physically fit. It is definitely a pleasure to see children ride happily on a three-wheeled scooter instead of throwing tantrums at home.
|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.|