Basic things to do with a newborn

-Keep them close, always.

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When they’re sleeping in the crib, don’t let them be more than a few feet from you. This is not a baby that can sleep through anything and needs some company when they lay down to rest. If the worst happens and your precious little one doesn’t wake up, you’ll at least have some time to catch them.

-Hold the baby as much as you can.

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When they cry, hold them until they calm down. This helps with bonding and will only make the love you feel for your newborn grow stronger. If it seems like holding isn’t calming them down, don’t be afraid to try other methods like swaddling or a pacifier.

-Get them on a schedule as quickly as possible.

This doesn’t mean you have to stick to it religiously, but having some sort of routine will help the both of you get used to each other. It’ll also let you know when they’re due for another feeding or diaper change.

-Make sure you have a well-stocked diaper bag.

Having extra diapers, wipes, and clothes can be lifesavers when you’re in a bind. Also, don’t forget the blanket they came in when you got them from the hospital or when they were born. It’ll come in handy when you need to keep their temperature up.

-Take care of yourself.

It can be easy to forget about your own needs when you have a newborn around, but try not to. Make sure you eat regularly and get enough sleep so that you’re in the best shape possible for looking after them.

-Start learning what calms them down if crying doesn’t do it.

Sometimes they just need their parent’s touch, a pacifier, or to be in a certain position. If you can start figuring out what they need when they’re calm, you’ll have an easier time calming them down when they’re upset.

How To Calm A Crying Newborn

If crying doesn’t work, try these other methods: -Swaddle them firmly in their blanket, but make sure it’s not too tight. -Hold them close to your body and try rocking side-to-side. -Give them a pacifier if possible. -Lay them down on their back with their legs slightly bent at the knee. -Make sure they’re wearing enough clothes so that they don’t get too hot.

Tips On How To Soothe A Crying Baby

Schedule baby’s days and nights so that they don’t get confused about day and night. -Give them a pacifier if they cry, it’ll calm most babies down instantly. -Listen to white noise or one of the baby’s favorite songs (if you know what it is). -Take them for a walk in the stroller, it often works like a charm. -Make sure your baby is getting enough to eat and isn’t hungry. -Burp them after they eat and change their diaper if it’s wet or soiled.

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