|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!|
A christening is a very important ceremony for a baby, as well as the infant's parents and extended family members. This is why it's important for the little one to look his best for this significant occasion. Garments that are appropriate for a baby's baptism include christening rompers. The romper is a loose-fitting garment that allows the baby to move freely, and is usually sold in white. White is the colour of purity, innocence and newness of life–all of the things that babies represent. The colour is also seen as being heavenly or angelic. Parents view their children as their little angels or blessings, so christening rompers are the perfect outfits for the occasion.
During the christening, the baby is dedicated to the Lord, and the clergy member performing the ceremony will say a prayer or share an inspirational passage indicating how precious children are to God, and the responsibility that parents have to raise their little ones in a way that enhances and establishes their relationship with God. The baby's mother and father often stand at the front of the church with the baby and the clergy member during the service, along with the baby's other siblings, aunts and uncles, grandparents, and close family friends. The individuals the parents have chosen to be the infant's Godparents are present for the ceremony as well, as this is often the time the parents choose to officially announce the baby's Godparents to the rest of the family.
|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.|
Christening rompers are often made from cotton, as this is a breathable fabric that is comfortable on a baby's skin. Cotton is also easy to clean, so if there are spills on the romper, they will be much easier to clean than another fabric type. To make a christening romper especially elegant, acrylic, satin or silk embellishments are often added to the collar or pockets of the romper.
Christening rompers accessories are a stylish way to make your baby's christening outfit one of a kind, and make for some adorable photos of your little one on christening day. A hat or bonnet in white lace or satin is a precious addition to the christening attire. Satin shoes or booties make a christening outfit appear even more polished. A number of families purchase jewellery for their babies that go with the christening rompers, such as a bracelet or necklace with the child's initials or a pendant of a cross. These are valuable keepsakes that the child will likely keep for life. If the child is being christened after infancy when he is old enough to be baptised by immersion, the christening jewellery gifts will be especially appreciated.
If you've been searching for christening rompers for your little one and haven't found an outfit you're satisfied with, search online sources that sell name brand infant clothing to select the christening rompers that would be the best fit for your child, grandchild or Godchild. This is a once in a lifetime event, and it's essential to ensure that your little loved one looks his very best on this special day.
|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.|