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More parenting tips...Now its your NEWBORN baby's second night.Suddenly, your newborn baby discovers that he's/she`s no longer back in the warmth and comfort of mum`s womb where he/she has spent the last 8 - 9 months - and it is really totally different out here! Your baby isn't hearing your familiar heartbeat, the swooshing of the placental arteries, the soothing sound of your lungs or the comforting gurgling of your intestines. Instead, your baby`s in a crib, swaddled in a diaper, a T-shirt, a hat and a blanket. Your baby has been from arm to arm wondering how scary this is, and he's not yet become accustomed to the new noises, lights, sounds and smells. He/she has found one thing though, and that's his/her voice....and you find that each time you take your baby off the breast where he comfortably went off to sleep, and put him in the bassinet - he protests, loudly!

In fact, each time you put it back on the breast baby nurses for a little bit and then goes to sleep... parenting tips..This is awesome!As you take it off and put your baby back to bed - it cries again....and starts rooting around, looking for you. This goes on - seemingly for hours. A lot of mums are convinced it is because their milk isn't "in" yet, and the baby is dying of hunger. However, it isn't that, but the baby's sudden awakening to the fact that the most comforting and comfortable place for it to be is at the breast. It's the closest to "home" he can get. It seems that this is pretty universal among babies - lactation consultants all over the world have noticed the same thing.

What do you do?This is my parenting tip. When baby goes off to sleep at the breast after a good feed, break the suction and slide your nipple gently out of his mouth. Don't move it except to pillow its head more comfortably on your breast. Don't try and burp your baby - just snuggle with him until he falls into a deep sleep where he won't be disturbed by being moved. Babies go into a light sleep state (REM) first, and then cycle in and out of REM and deep sleep about every half hours or so. If he wants to go back to breast, that's fine....this is his way of settling and comforting.

 

 

Another Parenting TIP....baby`s hands were his best friends in utero....he could suck his thumb or his fingers anytime he was the slightest bit disturbed or uncomfortable. And all of a sudden, he's had them taken away from him and someone has put mittens on him! He has no way of soothing himself with those mittens on. Babies need to touch - to feel - and even its touch on your breast will increase your oxytocin levels which will help boost your milk supply! So take the mittens off and loosen its blanket so it can get to its hands. He might scratch himself, but it will heal very rapidly - after all,your baby had fingernails when it was inside you, and no one put mittens on it then! By the way - this might happen every once in a while at home too. Don't let it throw you - sometimes babies just need some extra snuggling at the breast.

 

 

 

 

Sleeping Tips

 

Your baby after its six month does not need to be fed at night unless your pediatrician says the opposite. Always consult your pediatrician for any doubt you have because no baby is the same as another and these are only parenting tips to help you out.

You cannot train a baby to sleep through the night but you can create the right environment. The room should be quiet, dimly lit, warm enough but not stuffy. Modern toys and bed options may put your baby to sleep but you also need a loving routine.

Sometimes a baby is not very tired but mum or dad are tired out or have a meeting or need to take an important call, but these intentions are null if your baby is not sleepy. Now you will have to arrange your own schedule around the moments your baby sleeps naturally. If you are breastfeeding, you will find your child dozes off after the second feeding of the day, but is wide awake for the third. Plan your free time after your second feeding. One can reason and plan but your baby can`t when hungry or sleepy.

 

 

 

 

 

Some babies start sleeping all night when they are around five or six months old, some before. Your baby`s temperament has something to do with it. Some are more restless and more easily awakened than others. Some babies always struggle with sleeping, and unfortunately parents become more stressed by not getting any sleep of their own and transmit it onto their baby.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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