|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!|
Do you really expect more from spending less? It is apparently not possible but if you think about baby clothing, you may believe the reality. Parents always try to buy the best quality clothes at the least possible price. It is really tough to get high quality clothes at a lower price. But, there a lots of ways that may help you in that case.
Parents always try to make the best combination of price, quality, durability and comfort. What will you do if you don't get baby clothes within your budget? Well, you need not to worry about it and there are countless options that will help to buy baby clothes at a cheap price.
Your relatives and friends can provide you good quality baby clothes from their stock if they don't need them anymore or wish to make a present. Besides, you can discover huge clothes from the stock of your parents that you wore in your babyhood. It will be really nice if you see that your baby is wearing your own dress. But, the most important factor is that you are getting them for free.
The thrift stores can be another very good source for the parents to get quality clothes at a cheap price. A few churches and the charities run these stores and they are really trustworthy. Parents may get comfortable clothes from there for their baby at a discount price.
|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.|
Do you have any idea about the “Garage Sale”? It can be a very good source of baby clothes. There are lots of families that don't have any baby right now and they wish to sell all the baby clothes. Parents can make a very good deal with them in that case. This is normal that they will sell the clothes as there is nobody to use them and you can take the opportunity of garage sale.
The building or land based shops can be another good source of purchasing high quality baby clothes at a discount price. They offer huge discounts in different occasions and you can buy from there. It is very good opportunity but the parents should grab it. Parents should have some communication with the stores so that the sellers can communicate with them during the promotional offers.
There is no doubt that the most effective way of getting huge discount is online shopping. Parents can find countless e-commerce online retailers that sell high quality baby clothes at an attractive discount price. Besides, online shopping will save your time and you can make purchase order twenty four seven as well. Most of the online shops offer free shipment and you just pay and order them.
Price should not be the main concern during the time of purchasing the baby clothes. Parents must ensure the comfort and reliability of the clothes which is really essential.
|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.|