|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!|
Whether or not you want to put money and effort into determining the sex of your baby is a personal matter. Maybe you did not know that you could have an impact on the sex of your child before conception. However, it has been shown that there are things that can be done to accomplish just this very thing.
Alicia Pennington, the creator or Prince or Princess? Choosing Your Baby's Gender Before Conception (ebook), explains in her book how it is possible to affect a child's gender, even before it is conceived.
The word “choose” might be too harsh of a description for the tactics that Alicia suggests. This is due to the fact that nothing magical takes place, so you could still end up delivering a baby that does not have your preferred gender. However, this method does work wonders to help your chances because it gets its basis from how conception works scientifically.
Alicia Pennington states that you can drastically increase your ability to have a baby with your preferred gender. She says that almost ninety four percent of couples who have used her suggestions have had babies with their chosen gender.
Reading this eBook could be exactly what you need. For instance, if you already have a boy and want a girl, it might help you. Or, if you have had all boys or all girls and you now want a child of the opposite sex, then reading this book could make this become a reality.
|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.|
If you find that this describes your particular situation, then making the small investment in Alicia Pennington's Prince or Princess? Choosing Your Baby's Gender Before Conception is not too high of a price to consider paying.
Why should you listen to Alicia? First -of-all, she has the medical training having worked as a midwife for twelve years. Not only is she trained, but she is also experienced with birthing babies. In her book she discusses how she has worked with plenty of couples who wanted babies of a particular gender. This ultimately is what gave her the inspiration to explore, discover and research ways in which these couples could get the gender choice that they really wanted.
When Alicia began having children of her own, she researched various methods that she could use to conceive her chosen baby gender. As a result, she was an actual guinea pig for her own research. She herself successfully worked with the process firsthand and was able to put this information into her book, which can help you on your journey to conceive the gender you desire. Ultimately, she and her husband wished for and had a little baby girl name Marie.
Are you frantically searching for a way to have a child with a particular gender? Do you really want a girl? Do, you have to have a boy? Are you tired of having all boys or girls? If so, then Alicia's book is the natural solution that you have been looking for. It will show you how to increase your chances of getting the baby gender that you desire.
|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.|