|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!|
Babies are the best gift from God and parents are often very anxious about the name of a baby much before the birth and try various means to select the best one. Narrowing down to just a few good and meaningful baby girl names is sometimes an overwhelming task. But today, you have various options before you like the internet where you can search for names, specific websites that share huge database resources of names together with the meaning, newspapers, magazines etc. to choose from. Besides, such great help, many parents still easily fall into the pitfalls. Here in this article, we will discuss with you some questions that you should ask while choosing Indian baby girl names.
Does the name have a good meaning?
While choosing modern Hindu baby girl names it is very important to know the meaning of the particular word. You can choose something that defines the personality of your baby. Sometimes parents prefer to go for words that are very popular but do not hold any meaning or significance. Such names may be temporarily attractive, but with time, the charm vanishes and the word is no more interesting.
Do you like the short form of it?
|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.|
You may choose a perfect Indian baby girl name for your daughter, but how hard your resist; you can never stop people from shortening the name. So while choosing the word, be careful that the short version of the word should also be something good and not something which represents anything awful or creates a word that you don't like. In such cases, it's time to cross the word off from your list.
Does the word suit an adult image?
While choosing a name for your baby, always bear in mind that your baby will grow up and be an adult one day. It may be really difficult to imagine your newborn baby as an adult, but words that are cute and suit a tiny baby may not go well with a grown up. In case your daughter becomes a doctor or a teacher, she will really not like names like Bubble, Zuulu etc.
Is the name sweet sounding?
Before choosing the best baby name for your girl, think about how the word will sound when you call your baby. Is it pleasing to the ears or does it sound harsh? Some parents are of the opinion that long names work better with short titles and others think just the opposite. Words that are soft and charming are best for girls and this is something that your child will carry with her throughout her life.
Is the name very common or unique?
Parents often try to select a unique name for their child, but they should be careful that an extremely unusual word may draw unwanted attention towards her. The word may often be misspelt or wrongly pronounced and your child may be subjected to correcting how others pronounce it. So make sure that the identity is unique, but not unusual.
|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.|