|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!|
Bed wetting is very common in kids and there is nothing to worry about it. As they advance in age, such habit goes away. If the habit persists, only then you should consider consulting a doctor. Choosing the right kind of nappy is very important for your babies. Choosing the cloth-made traditional nappies is no brainer. It easily gets soggy and so might dampen your bed or sofa or wherever the kids are sitting. They are not super soft and don't give extreme comfort that your child is in need of. What is more, they need to be changed every time after the kids urinate. And if not changed as soon as they get wet, your little gems are likely to catch cold.
Trendy nappies are the best solution for kids bed wetting. However, that never means whatever is available in the market should be picked up. Babies have very soft skin and so clothes or nappies of rough fabric would not be the right fit for them. Quality is important especially when it comes to choice of nappies. The kids wear a single piece of nappy for more than one hour. So if nappies are not made from high quality materials, they will cause rashes, irritation and other skin problems to your babies. It makes sense if they are avoided.
|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.|
You might be amazed to know that there are hundreds of options for your pick. Velvety soft bamboo velour, smooth polar fleece, plush mink…the varieties are simply endless to pamper the apple of your eyes. Let us now have a glance over the little details of these three most popular baby nappies.
Swishy Bamboo Velour: They feel amazingly smooth. Some modern nappies for baby have bamboo velour in their inner part. Some manufacturers offer it as an optional choice for training pants or semi cotton nappy parts. They even allow the customers to get a custom made nappy with inner parts made of soft nappy fabric.
Polar Fleece: You might be surprised to know that PET plastic recycled drinking bottles are used for making of these nappies. The material is hydrophobic and so makes the right choice as it soaks the moisture from within and gives the babies a comfortable and dry feel for a long time.
Minky Nappy: Minky or Minkee screams both softness and luxury. Fabric that goes into making of these nappies is gorgeously plush and soft. They come in a wider variety of nappy styles, each of which is fabulously fashionable and skin-friendly.
Quality products come at a price, but it is always better for you to stick to superiority. After all, as a mother you will always love to give the best care to your kids!
|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.|