April 23, 2010

20 New Parent Tips: swaddling, bonding, nursing, sleep routine, books and more!

Don't forget - your new baby also needs lots of love, affection and cuddles!

20 New Parent Tips

(Tweeted by Shara Lawrence-Weiss on April 23rd, 2010)

The following tips were provided by Mommy Perks and Baby Stay Asleep

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Tip #1: Establish Good Sleep Habits Early On

Tip #2: What are the benefits of breastfeeding?

Tip #3: Does Your Baby Spit Up? Is It Reflux? Find Out!

Tip #4: Bonding with baby before and after birth (a dad’s perspective)

Tip #5: Should You Elevate the Head of the Crib?

Tip #6: Simple ways to make your child (or baby!) feel special

Tip #7: Nighttime Parenting

Tip #8: Be sure to join a new parent’s group or forum so you can chat, vent and ask questions. This can help to relieve stress!

Tip #9: Do you need a product for colic, infant reflux, ear infections or respiratory issues? See: babystayasleep.com

Tip #10: Don’t be afraid to ask for help when you need it: parents, siblings, cousins, neighbors, friends, etc. There is no shame in asking for help.

Tip #11: When to Introduce Solid Foods to Your Infant

Tip #12: Do you think your kiddo has a special need? Don’t wait too long…ask your doctor if you believe an issue needs to be addressed.

Tip #13: Treating Ear Infections – Elevate the Crib

Tip #14: Learn to interpret your baby’s cries so you can meet his/her needs!

Tip #15: Picky Eaters: Make Mealtime Fun!

Tip #16: Understanding a baby’s cries/signals: (From a dad’s perspective)

Tip #17: Offer books to your baby from birth. Here are numerous tips to help you get started!

Tip #18: Swaddle to Soothe

Tip #19: Is it okay to have your infant sleep in its car seat?

Tip #20: When buying toys, try to find toys that have open-ended play potential. If the toy has a short use, your child will quickly become disengaged.

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