We've researched far and wide to bring all our first time parents the best #parenthacks we could find. At Bundles Of Joy we LOVE seeing all the cute & cuddly newborns but we know that there's a lot more to babies than just being 'cute & cuddly'!
#Parenthacks For Soothing
It's often hard to decipher exactly what baby wants in the first murky weeks. You'll learn, of course, by trial and error.
1.Key. "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 Block books, videos, and DVDs.
2. Play tunes. Forget the dubious theory that music makes a baby smarter, and concentrate on the fact that it's likely to calm him. babble.com - 'Babies may also get a dance buzz because it stimulates their “vestibular sense”: the body’s system for balance and movement (involving the inner ear and lower brain regions). It’s our oldest sensory system, in the evolutionary sense, and it’s one of the few senses that are highly developed at birth. As parents know from the early months of baby rocking, activating the vestibular sense is calming, and many think it has ties to attention and learning as well'
3. Warm things up. Alexandra Komisaruk, a mum in London, found that nappy 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.
4. You'll need other tricks, too. "Doing deep knee bends and lunges while holding my daughter calmed her down," says Emily Earle, a yoga mum. "And the upside was, I got my legs back in shape!"
5. 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,"
We sincerely hope that one of these #parenthacks work for you! Or you may just be really lucky and have a soothed baby at all times!