|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!|
Baby costumes can be found in a wide array of designs, colors, fabrics and prices. Choosing the best type of clothing for your little one is a great experience. Although there are endless options of clothing available for infants, it is quiet important to consider the comfort and happiness of your loved one before buying costumes.
Different Types of Baby Costumes
Clothes for infants: There are many online and offline stores that offer a variety of infant clothes for new born babies and infants. Some of the most popular and common varieties of clothes include infant suits of different colors and designs, small hats, caps, gloves, mittens and so forth. Beautiful small frocks for girls and various types of suits for boys can also be found in many of the online stores at attractive prices. Many of the online stores also provide baby costumes at wholesale prices.
Clothes for toddlers: As babies grow up, the type of costumes also vary. Toddler clothes include small pants, shirts, and two piece costumes for girls. Today, a variety of designer costumes are also available for toddlers of various ages. Various types of fabrics are used for these clothes. Though most of the people prefer to buy cotton fabrics for babies, some of the most exquisite and finest varieties of clothes are made of velvet and silk. These clothes are designed specifically for special events and parties.
|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.|
Clothes for special occasions:Baby costumes also include various types of special occasion clothes. Clothes worn during Christmas, New Year Day, birthdays and Halloween are different from one another. It is necessary to choose different types of costumes for babies during these occasions too. A wide variety of kids dresses ranging from formal suits and tuxedos to beautiful flowing gowns are available quite easily today. Most of these varieties can be bought easily from online stores too.
Clothes for different seasons:Baby costumes also vary according to the changes in the climatic conditions. Special protection is essential for babies during extreme heat and cold conditions. Cotton clothes are available in lovely patterns and designs for summer seasons. Winter clothes include jackets, caps, socks, woolen sweaters, and beautifully knitted dresses for girls and boys. It is always important to choose the right type of fabrics which are both comfortable and lovely. Soft woolen clothes prevent skin allergies and rashes which are quite common in winter seasons.
Summer clothes should be light in color and made of pure cotton. Clothes with loose fittings are ideal for babies and toddlers during summer seasons.
Clothes For All Ages
Today it is quiet easy to find costumes for both girls and boys of all ages in most of the online and offline stores. Clothes depicting the pictures of famous cartoon characters are quite popular among boys. Girls prefer to flaunt lovely floral patterns and pretty designer frocks. Spiderman, batman and superman costumes are loved by children of all ages. These costumes are available in most of the stores too. Children are often fascinated by the colors and styles of clothes as it keeps them happy, comfortable, stylish and well dressed.
|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.|