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Welcoming Your Bundle of Joy Home!

Snooze News

1. Your Newborn might sleep 16 to 20 hours in a 24-hour period, but probably wakes up frequently to eat.

2.Your 6 to 8 weeks old is still sleeping anywhere from 14 to 16 hours a day.

3.Your 4 month old may develop a more regular schedule of nighttime sleep, about 9 to 12 hours total, with two or three daytime naps.

Tips:

1. Newborn:

Always put your baby down to sleep on his or her back, to help reduce the risk of SIDS.

2. 6 to 8 Weeks:

Keep the room dimly lit and quiet during night feeds to help your baby understand that nighttime is for sleeping.

3. 4 months:

Try reducing nap time gradually to encourage longer stretches of sleep at night.

Safe Sleep ABCs

Keeping your baby safe while he or she sleeps is one of your most important jobs as a parent. Here are some easy to remember ways to protect your little sleeper and help reduce the risk of sudden Infant death syndrome {SIDS}.

1. A. Is for alone. Your baby needs to snooze in his or her, own sleep space, such as a crib, and not in bed with you.

2. B. Is for Back. Always put your baby down to sleep on his or her back.

3. C. Is for Crib. A crib {or a bassinet} with a firm mattress is the safest place for your baby to sleep.

Sweet Sensations

As your little one becomes more alert and awake during the day, engage your baby with these simple sensory activities.

1.Prop your baby in your lap and smile. You may get a smile back very soon!

2.Talk, read, or sing. Your baby loves the sound of your voice, and you’re building a one of a kind bond.

On The Go With Your Baby

Every time you travel by car with your baby, make sure your little one rides in a Federally Approved, age appropriate car seat that’s correctly installed. The seat should be rear facing until your child is 2 years old or has reached the height or weight limit set by the car seat’s Manufacturer.

Other tips:

1. The middle of the backseat is the safest place for your baby.

2. Make your car a smoke-free zone.

3. Never leave your baby or child alone in the car, not even for a minute.

Stroller Strategies

With so many strollers on the market, it can be tough to select one that’s safe and appropriate for your newborn.

Keep these points in mind:

1.Pick a stroller that can recline quite a bit, as newborns aren’t yet able to sit upright and support their heads properly.

2.A stroller with a canopy or a cover is ideal for shielding your baby from the sun, rain, and wind.

Baby Massage

Your loving touch can help relax and soothe your baby after a long day. To get started, choose a warm room, and put a blanket on the floor. Undress your baby down to a T-shirt and diaper.

1.Begin by applying gentle strokes to your baby’s feet and legs, moving upward toward the chest and arms.

2.As you reach your baby’s upper body, cover his or her legs and feet with a blanket, and remove her shirt. Keep going as long as your baby enjoys it, and finish with a kiss!

The Comfort Zone

When your 3 month old is fussy, you may wonder why and what to do. If you’ve fed and changed your baby, and that hasn’t helped, try these strategies:

1.Talk, read, or sing. Your voice will often calm him or her down.

2.Pat him or her gently on the back, or rock him or her.

3.Dance around the room with him or her.

4.Take him or her outside for a short walk or stroller ride.

All these tips will help but most important some times you just have to let the baby cry it out since it will help build their lungs and give you a little bit of a break and you can use instead of a crib or bassinet a play pen for the little one but remember no toys or even blankets since that they can get choke by I am talking about newborn’s older baby’s you can leave a blanket and toys.

Thanks,

Joyce

 

Joyce Webster

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