Every new parent usually feels at some point in time that they could really use some parenting tips. New babies can wreak havoc in an, otherwise, orderly life. It’s not that you don’t love your new little one, but there are things that only other parents can share with you about how to enjoy this period of time.
Everyone has their own ideas about how to handle a crying baby. Some people say you should never let a baby cry, no matter what. Others say that as long as they are dry, fed and not sick, you should let them “cry it out.” Some parenting tips regarding this would include:
1. Check on the baby to make sure he doesn’t need a diaper change.
2. The next thing to find out is if the baby is hungry.
3. Pick him up and see if he needs to burp.
4. Make sure he isn’t sick and /or feverish.
Once you have made sure that none of these things is going on with your baby, try laying him down again in his crib. It could be that he just wanted some extra attention, and now will go off to sleep. If your baby is very young, as in a newborn, you will still want to try the above suggestions. However, a newborn is still getting used to being in the world, so you will need to do a little trial and error until you both figure out his routine.
New babies are so popular with everyone at first. You may want to consider some parenting tips regarding visitors during the first few weeks of your baby’s life. The number of people and frequency of visits should be strictly limited at first. Newborns can become overly stimulated quite easily, and too much activity will only serve to tire your baby out, making him fussy. In addition, babies should not be exposed to possible germs and viruses that they may not be immune to, especially during flu season. Explain as nicely as possible that it is a time for close family only for awhile. Once everyone has settled in and adjusted to having a new baby in the house, visiting time can be arranged.
You will find that many people want to share their own parenting tips with you when a new baby arrives. This is great, and some of them might even be helpful. However, you will find as you go along, that some things just work themselves out on their own. Give yourself a chance to figure out your very own method of doing things. These usually work out best for both you and your new baby.↑ Back to Top