It is recommended that they do not buy too much clothing, mainly because they do not know how much the baby will weigh at birth. It is better to have five or six seedlings for newborns and then,
If necessary, buy more because babies grow very fast and in a matter of weeks the clothes will no longer serve them. You will notice that sometimes that wonderful outfit that you bought a few days ago, no longer serves.
Choosing the right clothes
The windows are full of clothes designed for the baby. However, leaving the aesthetic and label side aside, the important point is to see the temperature, the material, and the quality of the clothes, also if it is comfortable and practical in use. It is recommended that before using them for the first time, they are washed with mild soap and dried in the sun so that they do not carry perfumes or props that can irritate the baby’s skin.
Clothes for every season
If your child will be born in autumn or winter, the idea is to dress them in cotton overalls, shirts with openings at the shoulders, and socks. To go out on the street, if it is very cold, a hooded cotton jumpsuit and fleece or fleece blankets are a good option. It is not recommended to dress it in woolen clothes as they can itch and cause irritation. In general, they can use vests on cotton clothing, as they are practical and help to keep them warm.
If your child will be born in the spring or summer, the idea is that the clothes are made of fresh cotton and without sleeves, like the little monkeys that are practical and easy to wash. A light cardigan and a cap/hat for the sun, as they will be important in case of cold or heat.
If you are given a lot of clothes before giving birth or on your first visits, it is advisable to keep them with tags, so you will have the possibility to exchange them for a larger number when you need them.
Cuddles to help you sleep
For the ritual to be more efficient, some recommend using oils and moisturizers for sensitive skin, but be careful, just in case, remember to do the allergy test before using them.
Finding the right moment is easy:
• It cannot be when the little one is hungry or immediately after having eaten. Ideally, massage between meals.
• When you finish bathing him it is an excellent option, after all, after the pleasure of being in contact with the water, he will find himself excited and receptive. Massages will give you extra pleasure.
• If, in the middle of a quiet game, you notice that the baby is starting to get irritable, this is a good time to massage him, this will help to lower the intense stimulation of his nervous system.
Understanding Newborn Baby’s Sleep
Your baby is in a phase where changes occur at such a rate that it cannot be compared to any other stage in his life. Not even in adolescence will it grow and change so quickly.
Do not forget that until recently, you lived in a cozy and safe place, different from sleeping in a crib, which, although it may be very beautiful, is not as comfortable as your belly.
Babies sleep is not the same as adults
To help you sleep, it is important to keep in mind some data about babies’ sleep, mainly because they sleep quite differently from adults and sometimes have extremely opposite habits.
For example, while the big ones spend 8 hours to rest, babies reserve the same amount of time to be awake. The other 16 hours are used to sleep, waking up every three hours to be able to eat.
Therefore, it is not possible for newborn babies to adapt quickly to our customs. It is easier for Mom and Dad to understand that the way they conceived the rest will have to change completely, at least during these first months.
At three months: creating habits
From three months, babies start to adapt and have periods of sleep – about six hours – more prolonged at night. You will understand why in this phase, the little one will stay awake during the day. So, if your intention is to create sleep habits in your little boy, it is recommended to wait until the first trimester.
As you get used to this new chaos that is the nights with a newborn, you can take the opportunity to exchange learnings. As you learn the characteristics of your baby’s sleep, he will adapt to this new world that you introduce him to.
Newborn baby’s sleep and its two phases
One of the secrets to getting to know your baby and also to help him fall asleep is to dive into its mysteries. In the same way that we adults have different ways of sleeping, babies also have their particularities, although there are common characteristics.
If you pay attention to your little boy’s sleep, you will realize that he has his way of sleeping. It is not just because you sleep many times a day or because each sleep lasts an average of three hours, but because of what you do or don’t do while you sleep. Newborns have two stages of sleep: deep sleep and light sleep.
Phase 1: deep sleep
In deep sleep, the baby has a regular, deep breath. His posture on the bed is one of total surrender, his body is relaxed and, generally, his hands are open, his face calm and smiling. Awakening you at this stage of sleep is highly uncomfortable for the baby, who feels thrown out of bed.
Phase 2: light sleep
The phase of light sleep is very easy to recognize because although the eyes are closed if you pay attention, you will detect rapid movements of the eyeball below the eyelids. Other signs that he is in this phase are his hands closed, his forehead furrowed, he moves a little and his breathing is irregular.
If you need to wake him up, that is when he is in light sleep, as waking up will be less traumatic.
The question now is how to wake the baby without crying. Have you ever noticed how he shudders when he is woken up by noise? Therefore, it is advisable to use a low voice and slow movements so that awakening is not a torment, but an instant as pleasurable as sleeping.