|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!|
Every parent for sure wants only the best for their little one. The best clothes, the best food, the best attention and most importantly the best care and protection. However, with the wide array of choices of baby products these days, it is really kind of overwhelming to choose what to buy for your child. But of course, if there is one thing that every parent is seriously concerned about when buying products for their child – and that is safety. The use of strong chemicals and other synthetic materials is very common these days so it is really hard to determine what products are safe for your baby and what products are not. Fortunately, there is one way to address this problem and this is by choosing organic and all natural baby products. This way, you are assured that what you feed, bathe, dress and give to your baby is one hundred percent safe and free from harmful chemicals. Let me share to you the top reasons on why you should choose organic products for your baby. Here are some of them.
|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.|
1. Organic baby products are all natural. These products were made without the use of harmful chemicals and synthetics materials such as preservatives, artificial hormones and other man made ingredients. It is quite scary to think that you're harming your own child by giving them these junk so choosing organic ones is really the way to go. When you use organic and all natural products for your baby, you can forget about worrying on your child's health. You don't have to worry if it will cause nasty side effects such as allergies and rashes to your child because it is one hundred percent natural.
2. Organic baby products are environment friendly. These products were made using natural ingredients and materials. Chemicals which are typically used in commercial baby products can cause damage to the environment and may cause pollution. Let us take baby clothing as an example. Organic baby clothes are made from organic cotton which is produced without the use of fertilizers loaded with chemicals. As we can see from this production process, no chemicals get through the soil where we get our water from and the air that we breathe, so it really has a positive impact to our environment.
3. Organic baby products are economy friendly. The organic products industry is still a niche industry at present. But as more and more organic shops are sprouting all over the world, more and more jobs are created which impacts the economy in a positive way. It also help boost the agriculture industry since the demand for organic food and organic raw materials used in making different organic products are getting higher and higher.
|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.|