|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!|
Welcoming a newborn baby is one of the most exciting times for everyone in the family and also for family friends. Parents are on cloud nine and everyone is in a jovial mood. Everyone wants to shower the baby with all kinds of gifts. Most of them will go for toys while a sizable number of relatives and friends will go for infants wear. If you are one of those who plan to gift clothing items or you are a new parent who wants to buy clothes for your babies, then there are some tips that will be handy for you. These tips will help you avoid common mistakes like buying too many useless items, choosing wrong sizes or buying garments that are uncomfortable for babies.
The most important factor to consider while buying infants wear is the size. Make sure you get the clothes of appropriate size. Don't just go with the standard measurements but make sure that you know the correct size of the baby you are buying for. It is important to remember that not all babies grow at the same pace. Therefore, it is safer to know if you will need to buy standard size clothes or those that are a little bigger/smaller.
One Piece Outfits
Babies look really adorable in one-piece outfits, especially those that have cute prints. Dress your little angels in bright, trendy, colourful outfits that will make your kids look lovelier than usual. It is, however, very important to consider the comfort and safety of the baby. So, buy those clothes that will make your babies comfortable, happy and have all the childhood fun.
|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.|
Consider Your Baby's Sensitivity
Understand that your babies have really sensitive skins. While buying new born baby clothes make sure you select those made of materials that are soft and baby-friendly. You need to make sure that the clothes are really comfortable because babies spend most of their time sleeping. Also look for subtle collars and edges that will be suitable for the babies. Anything tight, disproportionate or with uncomfortable detailing should be avoided. You do not want to see your babies crying because of irritation and chafing.
Babies grow up very fast. Keeping this fact in mind is very important while shopping for newborn baby clothes. You do not want to fill up your baby's wardrobe and realize this when he/she outgrows the clothes too soon. Buy limited clothes so that you save your money as well as wardrobe space. This can be achieved by planning beforehand, how many of each item to buy before you go shopping.
Another important tip to be remembered while dressing up a baby in new clothes is to wash them before doing so. Washing makes the clothes hygienic as well as softer. If you are having trouble finding infants wear for your kids, then you can buy them online. Online shopping allows you to search for different items more easily with its filters and systematic arrangement. Choose from products of popular brands like UCB, Palm Tree, Gini & Jony, Cherokee Kids and others.
|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.|