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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Top Tips to Help Your Baby Sleep Better

Top Tips to Help Your Baby Sleep Better

* A bedtime routine
* Put baby in bed while awake
* Rock your baby's bed
* A lot of eating in the evening
* Stuffed animal or blanket that smells MOM
* A light cotton cloth over the eyes
* Slowly shorten nighttime feeding length
* Introduce a pacifier
* A sleep bag

1. A bedtime routine

This may seem as a laugh when your child is newborn. And it is. But at around two months according to my experience, it is possible to get into a routine that makes your baby want to goto sleep at around the same time every night.
Depending on how much time you want to allocate to this, you could give your baby a bath and a massage or both before putting him to bed. Or you can sing lullaby or read a story.
With three kids to put to bed, my routine for our baby was merely to wash him (no bath), put on a new diaper and a pyjamas, put the lights out and put him to bed with his stuffed animal and pacifier. I swaddled his lower body and one arm untli he was a few months old. I might have to go in and give him his pacifier a few times before he falls asleep, but that I can handle while helping my other kids to get ready for bed.

You need to introduce a morning routine too, getting up at about the same time every day, to make this work smoothly.
Do you think your baby wakes up too early in the morning? Here's some advice.

Other than having some free time in the evening, there is another great advantage with having your child falling asleep in his bed - he will not become terrified waking up in the middle ofthe night! If your baby always falls asleep in your arms, he will start believing that this is his bed, everything else must be terribly wrong.

Would you go back to sleep if you found yourself on the floor instead of in your bed waking up in the middle of the night? Probably not. The same thing goes for a baby.

Travel Advices (Babies and Toddlers)

Travel Tips:

This travel advice was collected from the list. It's about travel with a variety of different aged babies and toddlers. There are tips for flying, driving, and camping. In each tip, the person speaking is the person who originally posted it. The speaker changes from tip to tip. The tips are listed in random order.

* I've rented car seats from car rental places and from rental places that rent baby equipment such as cribs, strollers, etc. Both are very easy to do but in my experience the baby rental places had better car seats. Another mom on the list also said that the car seat they rented from the car rental place this week is a really cheap one and she's not thrilled with it.

* My baby has been on 11 plane rides in 14 months. Small, interesting toys also get dropped a lot so keep that in mind. I've had better luck with interactive books such as the Touch and Feel books. At this age, I bet crayons or Baby Magna Doodle would be very good too. But honestly my baby's favorite in-flight entertainments are looking at the safety information card, flipping pages and eventually ripping apart the in-flight magazine, playing with his seat belt, the window screen thingy, the plane phone on the seat in front of him and to look between the seats at the people behind us.

* Bring a backpack diaper bag if you have one to have your hands free.

* On international flights, for some weird reason, you may NOT get your stroller at the door of the plane when you get off, even if you brought it to the door of the plane when you got on. It will be where the of the luggage comes, and you might have to wait for it. Stupid. So if you are travelling alone (which I don't think you are) be prepared to carry both baby and diaper/stuff bag for quite a distance... I couldn't, luckily someone helped me. In that case you might want to travel light. BUT it is great not to have to, to have plenty of 'stuff'; change of clothes (or two) for baby, change for you, toys, food, blanket, sweater, WATER for you (I didn't have this), cup for baby (bowl/spoon if you want), maybe snacks (there is usually enough food but I often crave fresh food, i.e. fruit when travelling). Depending on your comfort level you might want to bring a blanket big enough to cover yourself when nursing (mine wasn't really big enough and also my baby kept pulling it off). Easy change outfits for baby and easy nurse outfit for you of course.... Tylenol in case he has trouble with his ears when landing/ taking off. (I don't think my baby did, maybe only once).

How to Calm a Baby (Tips)

Checklist of what makes babies cry, and how to fix it:

* Baby is wet -- change diaper.
* Baby is hungry -- feed baby.
* Baby is hungry, but is too upset to nurse.
1. Something else is wrong. Fix that first, then try nursing again.
2. Put your small index finger in the baby's mouth, palm side up. Make sure your nail is trimmed short. It helps to wet the finger first. Rub the tip of your finger in the hollow in the top of the baby's mouth and your finger against baby's upper and lower lip. Once baby is calm, transfer to a real nipple. This is also a great way to temporarily placate a baby when food isn't available.
3. While you are trying to get the baby to latch on, put the palm of your hand on the baby's cheek.
4. While you are trying to get the baby to latch on, blow gently on the baby's face. This works really well on Hal -- he gets upset and hot and red from crying, and the hot face seems to keep him upset. He cools down when you blow gently on his face, and calms down enough to latch.
5. Let the baby grip the fingers of one hand (one of your fingers per baby hand). Your hands can't be wet or cold or this won't work.

* Baby is cold (or part of baby is cold) -- blanket, hold next to your skin.
* Baby is hot - cool off room.
* Baby's folds are itchy (red, irritated) -- wash them out.
* Baby's clothes are itchy/uncomfortable -- change the clothes.
* Baby is damp and clammy -- baby powder (Hal's big on this one).
* Baby is tired -- hold next to skin, and rock, sing to sleep. Or nurse to sleep. Or hold baby so that her head is on your throat and hum softly. Going "hmmmmm" for a few seconds with every breath works best for us, but some people can count slowly (works better if your voice is deep) or do other rhythmic voice things.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

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Monday, March 22, 2010

Best Baby Song Lullaby

Singing and playing soothing, loving music to your precious little one can have a big impact on both you and your baby. It creates a special bond in the beginning of your relationship. Whether you want a cradlesong, playtime song, or music for a special occasion such as a baby dedication, baptism, or baby shower, selecting the right music for your baby can be very meaningful.
The English term lulla refers to a soothing refrain, specifically a song to quiet children. The musical composition is usually in 6/8 time.

Baby Songs for Best Choice

The best place to start your song for baby is to go to an online music service and listen to samples of songs. Good sites will have a larger database of music than you can find anywhere else and can provide you with similar choices. For example, if you look up the “Baby Bumble Bee” song, you will be given song titles of similar music for you to listen to.

You can listen for free and the sound files will be of a high quality. Choose a familiar song or veer off the path and try something different. While looking through the list of songs, perhaps you will find a song that you can sing to your baby on a regular basis. This can be your special song and when he/she is older, this song will always bring fond memories of their mother or father.

You also can easily download baby songs and music from these digital music sites when you find something you like. This way you can burn a CD of only the songs you want and in the order you want instead of buying several Cds with songs on them that you would not particularly choose.
This would be especially helpful for a ceremony or occasion such as a baby dedication, baptism, or baby shower. You can arrange the songs and music to your liking and suitable to the occasion.

If you are looking for a baby song lyric such as: Hush Little Baby lyric, many of the music services provide these as well.

Here are some Baby Song Time examples:

Bedtime Lullabies:

Rockabye Baby
All Through the Night
Golden Slumbers
Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep
Eine Kleine Nachmusik
Moonlight Sonata

Playtime Songs:

Pop Goes the Weasel
If You’re Happy and You Know It
Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes
I’m a Little Teapot
Baby Beluga Song

Baby Baptism and Dedication:

I Want to be Just Like You
Take My Life and Let It Be
This Child We Dedicate to Thee
Good Shepard, Take This Little Child
Come Holy Spirit, Dove Divine

Baby Boy and Baby Girl Song:

Girl- Isn't She Wonderful
Boy - Beautiful Boy Baby Song Lullaby

Other Songs for your baby:

Baby Elephant Walk - Henry Mancini
Cry LIke a Baby - Box Tops
Baby Hold On - Eddie Money
Be My Baby - Ronettes
There Goes My Baby - Drifters
Don't Worry Baby - Beach Boys
Baby Baby Baby - TLC
Baby Baby Amy Grant
Take Good Care of My Baby - Bobby Vee
Hey Baby - Bruce Chantel
Baby Makes Her Blue Jeans Talk - Dr. Hook
Baby, I'm Yours, Barbra Lewis
Baby Workout - Jackie Wilson
Give it to me Baby - Rick James
Hey Baby - No Doubt
I Got You Babe Sonny and Cher
Baby one more Time Britney Spears
Baby You're a Rich Man Beatles
My Baby - Lil' Romeo
Always Be My Baby - Mariah Carey
Oh, Baby Baby - Miracles or LInda Ronstadt
Baby Love - Supremes
You're Having My Baby - Paul Anka
Baby Boy - Beyonce
Baby I'm A-want You - Bread

Cute Baby Quotes

Cute baby quotes are the best of all quotes because it makes the readers to enjoy the feel of happiness of the mothers. Baby quotes are the special gift and it can decorate the joy of motherhood in the world. These quotes are available in many website which can be downloadable at free of cost. In most of the cases mother will like to enjoy the happiness of the children by motivating their thoughts and skills. The baby quotes are also used to decorate the children room along with the other objects to freshen the mood of the children. The baby quotes along with the picture of the child in the room will give different meaning to express the feeling. It will bring the instant smile for the mother while seeing the quotes in the room. The happiness of the women can be expressed in a number of ways but the becoming mother to a baby is the most wonderful thing in the world.

Cute baby quotes that are made into scrapbook are framed as memories in both mother and children. This is the most attractive gift to the children in which it also shows the love and affection towards these quotes.

Here as sample qoutes for your little ones:

A baby has a special way of adding joy in every single day.
-- Author Unknown

A baby is an inestimable blessing and bother.
-- Mark Twain

A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it.
-- Frank A. Clark

A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on.
-- Carl Sandburg

A baby usually wakes up in the wee-wee hours of the morning.
-- Anonymous

A conscience is like a baby. It has to go to sleep before you can.
-- Author Unknown

A new baby is like the beginning of all things-wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.
-- Eda J. Le Shan

A baby is sunshine and moonbeams and more brightening your world as never before.
-- Author Unknown

A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.
-- Anonymous

A perfect example of minority rule is a baby in the house.
-- Milwaukee Journal

A sweet new blossom of humanity.
-- Author Unknown

Babies are a link between angels and man.
-- Author Unknown

Babies are always more trouble than you thought - and more wonderful.
-- Charles Osgood

Babies are bits of stardust, blown from the hand of God.
-- Barretto

Babies are such a nice way to start people.
-- Don Herrold

Babies control and bring up their families as much as they are controlled by them; in fact ... the family brings up baby by being brought up by him.
-- Erik H. Erikson

Babies need social interactions with loving adults who talk with them, listen to their babblings, name objects for them, and give them opportunities to explore their worlds.
-- Sandra Scarr

Babies touch the world with love.
-- Author Unknown

Child rearing myth #1: Labor ends when the baby is born.
-- Anonymous

Children are a handful sometimes, A heartfull all the time...
-- Author Unknown

Don't forget that compared to a grownup person every baby is a genius.
-- May Sarton

Every baby needs a lap.
-- Henry Robin

Families with babies and families without are so sorry for each other.
-- Ed Howe

Flowers are words which even a baby can understand.
-- Arthur C. Coxe

Having a baby is like falling in love again, both with your husband and your child.
-- Tina Brown

Having a child is surely the most beautifully irrational act that two people in love can commit.
-- Bill Cosby

I believe that each personality is complete at conception and comes in the soul of every child.
-- Taylor Hartman

I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift would be curiosity.
-- Eleanor Roosevelt

If one feels the need of something grand, something infinite, something that makes one feel aware of God, one need not go far to find it. I think that I see something deeper, more infinite, more eternal than the ocean in the expression of the eyes of a little baby when it wakes in the morning and coos or laughs because it sees the sun shining on its cradle.
-- Vincent van Gogh

If your baby is "beautiful and perfect, never cries or fusses, sleeps on schedule and burps on demand, an angel all the time," you're the grandma."
-- Theresa Bloomingdale

It is not a slight thing when those so fresh from God love us.
-- Dickens

It is the nature of babies to be in bliss.
-- Deepak Chopra

It was the tiniest thing I ever decided to put my whole life into.
-- Terri Guillemets

Loving a baby is a circular business, a kind of feedback loop. The more you give the more you get and the more you get the more you feel like giving.
-- Penelope Leach

Making the decision to have a child is momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
-- Elizabeth Stone

No one likes change but babies in diapers.
-- Barbara Johnson

People often ask me, "What's the difference between couplehood and babyhood?" In a word? Moisture. Everything in my life is now more moist. Between your spittle, your diapers, your spit-up and drool, you got your baby food, your wipes, your formula, your leaky bottles, sweaty baby backs, and numerous other untraceable sources--all creating an ever-present moistness in my life, which heretofore was mainly dry.
-- Paul Reiser

People who say they sleep like a baby usually don't have one.
-- Leo J. Burke

Take a sprinkling of fairy dust,
An angel's single feather,
Also a dash of love and care,
Then mix them both together.
Add a sentiment or two,
A thoughtful wish or line,
A touch of stardust, a sunshine ray...
Its a recipe, for a Baby Girl truly fine.
-- Author Unknown

Ten fingers,
Ten toes
She's laughter and teardrops
So small and brand new
And amazingly angelic
She's sent to bless you
She's one special Baby
The best of life's treasure
And will grant and bless you
Many hours of great pleasure.
-- Author Unknown

Ten tiny little fingers that always want to play,
That never stop exploring the wonder of today.
Ten tiny little fingers that from the very start,
Will reach out for tomorrow yet always hold your heart.
-- Author Unknown

The smile that flickers on baby's lips when he sleeps- does anybody know where it was borne? Yes, there is a rumor that a young pale beam of a crescent moon touched the edge of a vanishing autumn cloud, and there the smile was first born . . .
-- Rabindranath Tagore

What good mothers and fathers instinctively feel like doing for their babies is usually best after all.
-- Benjamin Spock

When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies. And now when every new baby is born its first laugh becomes a fairy. So there ought to be.
-- James Matthew Barrie

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