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Bringing Baby Home, Your Baby’s First 30 Days - Soothing


There are several things which will change in your life when you will bring your baby home; but remember it is not only your environment which is changing, for a baby its a very new experience as well since they are coming from a completely different planet. While everything is new for the baby it is a great idea to provide him/her familiar environment and same/similar comfort they are used to of before they were born. The more comfortable and familiar environment you can provide, the easier this transaction would be for all involved. In the next few weeks we will discuss the topics specifically covering this transition for new parents who are bringing their cutest little adventurer home.

Soothing:

 "The key to soothing fussy infants is to mimic the womb. Swaddling, shushing, and swinging, as well as allowing babies to suck and holding them on their sides, may trigger a calming reflex," says Harvey Karp, MD, creator of The Happiest Baby on the Blockbooks, videos, and DVDs.

Play tunes. Forget the dubious theory that music makes a baby smarter, and concentrate on the fact that it's likely to calm him. "The Baby Lamby saved us," says Anna Reid, a mom in Austin, Texas.

Warm things up. Alexandra Komisaruk, a mom in Los Angeles, found that diaper changes triggered a meltdown. "I made warm wipes using paper towels and a pumpable thermos of warm water," she says. You can also buy an electric wipe warmer for a sensitive baby.

You'll need other tricks, too. "Doing deep knee bends and lunges while holding my daughter calmed her down," says Emily Earle, a mom in Brooklyn, New York. "And the upside was, I got my legs back in shape!"

Soak to soothe. If all else fails -- and baby's umbilical cord stub has fallen off -- try a warm bath together. "You'll relax, too, and a relaxed mommy can calm a baby," says Emily Franklin, a Boston mom.

      Snippet from: Your Newborn: 30 tips for the first 30 days (Copyright © 2018 Parents.com)