|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!|
Do you have kids? Have you ever been pushing them in a regular stroller only to struggle once you hit the slightest bit of rough terrain? Have you ever taken the long way to the store just so you could avoid a patch of gravel that would stop your stroller dead in its tracks? If any of these situations sound familiar to you, then you are driving the wrong stroller. Will a BOB Revolution All Terrain Stroller help you overcome the challenges of other strollers?
BOB has long been known to be a brand name synonymous with excellence when it comes to transporting your babies, toddlers and children. They create strollers that are designed for busy families and are built to last. Their BOB Revolution All Terrain Strollers will easily glide over cracks in pavement, twigs, gravel, snow and most other terrain with ease. If you live in an area that has a lot of different terrain, or if you like to go camping or on vacation to areas with a lot of nature, then the BOB Revolution All Terrain Stroller might be a perfect option for you. The front wheel is locked, to give it extra stability on any terrain and the locking brake mechanism helps keep the stroller stopped on almost any level of incline.
|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.|
What Do Customers Think?
Before buying a BOB Revolution All Terrain Stroller, it's a good idea to read some reviews and see what other customers are saying about it before you spend a lot of money on something that might not be of high quality. Here is an example of what other parents are saying about this stroller.
“I asked my friends who had the BOB about it and they said it was amazing and just buy it. I finally bit the bullet and I am sooo happy I did. This stroller is amazing. It is great for a walk to the park, on the beach, trail or a run.”
-Jaimie from Amazon.com
As you can see, customers are very happy with their BOB strollers. They are high quality and fulfill the promises made by the advertisements and the official BOB website. If you are looking for something high quality enough to keep with your family for years to come then a BOB might just be the one you have been looking for.
Owning a BOB
A BOB Revolution All Terrain Stroller is of high quality and will last many years. Because of that, it is not cheap. They are worth around $450 or more depending on where you purchase it from.
|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.|