|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!|
Your name is something given to you by your parents that you will carry throughout your life. Choosing a meaningful and popular Indian baby girl name, that has a great meaning and is at the same time easy to pronounce maybe difficult. Indian families often prefer selecting baby names based on famous personalities or on mythological legends or characters. There may be various factors that have great influence on the baby name selection process. Let's take a look at some of them in this article.
Numerology: While choosing modern Indian names for girls, it is important to choose a word according to their personality and identity. Many parents do not realize the fact that the name chosen will have a dramatic impact on their baby. Balanced and positive vibrations are greatly associated with names that are based on numerology. Since parents always want their child to be successful in life, they have a belief that choosing a name based on numerology will help to bring better fortune upon themselves. You can select modern Indian names for girls and then figure out their numbers in numerology. For this, you have to assign the correct numbers to each letter of the chosen word and then add up the numbers to form a single digit and match it with the birth number.
|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.|
Mythology: Selecting popular Indian baby girl names based on mythological characters is very common in India. There are many stories that have an extensive influence on the literature of our civilization and there are many famous characters that form a part of the story. Goddess and other figures offer plenty of inspiration while choosing names for your baby. It is also believed that the names of Gods and goddesses often have a positive impact on the personality of the child. Parents who prefer to name their baby girl from a religious background may consider popular mythological characters.
Birth time and zodiac sign: Another major factor that parents often consider while choosing popular Indian baby girl names is according to their birth time and zodiac sign. According to Hindu religion, a kundali is prepared for every child on birth time and the zodiac sign is determined from it. Pandits also suggest relevant letters with which the word may start. People have a strong belief that keeping an identity based on the zodiac sign will bring good luck to the child and will also have a strong influence on the personality of the child.
Whatever be the means of choosing the name, one thing that everyone should remember is that the identity of your child should have a good meaning and it should also be easy to pronounce. Carefully consider whether you want a popular name or a conventional or classy one. Make sure that the word matches the baby's identity and personality and it is not subjected to mockery. Names that are very cute during childhood may not be a suitable one when adult.
|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.|