Here are our tops tips for moms with newborn babies, from the mouth of real moms!
You don't have to be quiet while the baby is sleeping. The womb is loud, and newborns are used to the noise. The more you talk to them the more they get comfortable. Always try to do your work at the same time as earlier, this will help the baby in understanding the rules.
They will get comfortable after a month or so. First few months might be difficult and after that it will become easy.
When the baby cries, comfort them by patting their back in a heartbeat-like rhythm. That will help them to burp more quickly. These five calming moves: swaddling, shushing, holding the baby on the side, swinging will surely help your baby and also make him relaxed.
Relaxing is the key to comfort. The baby’s naps with the comfort is your nap too.
If you are having latch-on issues while breastfeeding your baby, Use that shield for a month or more until the baby latch onto your nipples.
These shields are very important in breastfeeding if your baby is not comfortable. These shields helps in nursing the child with the same feelings and love.
The nights become more predictable when the baby covers 3 weeks. Start preparing in advance, so that you don’t have to run after every time the baby needs food.
Prepare midnight meal in advance. For example-if the meal is over at 9:00pm prepare the 2:00am meal in advance.
Take advantage of the time when the baby is sleeping. Go for a walk, or take a nap. This schedule is very useful.
Massage your baby if the baby is uncomfortable while drinking. If he drinks slowly then massage his cheek, or just pat on his shoulder.
One single touch on the baby cheeks can also work. This results into the deep nights and the baby sleeps a very deep sleep.
Daddy’s time is very important for the growth of the baby. His touch and voice are different than yours. The bond between the baby and the father is of another level.
Father's of the baby can also bear responsibilities and during that time you can just relax and take a break. It gets the baby used to being with someone other than you. The first few times can be hard. Then leave Dad and the baby alone, let them spend their time .
Don’t interrupt in between. Make sure the baby is fed and know when the baby needs you. Dads should also know what his baby wants and when. He should also know about each and every fact in detail. 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.
When the baby was around 3 weeks old, he would cry and fuss because the baby was having a hard time falling asleep. Start rubbing nose and it will work definitely. Start at the top and stroke it straight down to the tip, over and over.This will make the baby’s eyes heavy and finally the baby will sleep with all comfort.
Give the warmth of your to your baby. Always use a warm blanket to cover your baby while sleeping.
- Written ByPriyanka Jaiswal