Thursday, 27 October 2016

A nice rhythm

Eat when you’re hungry, drink when you’re thirsty, sleep when you’re tired – a Buddhist saying...

A relaxed baby usually also means a relaxed mother. Unfortunately, it’s not always very easy, and sometimes the great pink cloud even seems to be passing you by. Your baby might be suffering from colic, cry a lot and sleep restlessly. In these cases you can help your child by offering as much rest and security as possible.

The Puckababy Sleeper, Piep and Bag Newborn provide much needed support. They offer that extra warmth and security a newborn needs. They also give him a deeper and longer sleep, which helps with processing impressions and soothing colic.

We are always surprised by how quickly a newborn starts to recognize his ‘bag’. It provides a sense of familiarity, making the little one more ready to give in to sleep.

Babies like familiarity and regularity. Try to accommodate your child as much as possible in this; it will do you as the new mother good as well! You can use the schedule below for your newborn every 3 hours. It will make the life of your baby clearer. 

Feeding
Bottle feeding or breast feeding, 25 to 45 minutes. A healthy baby of at least 6 pounds can wait 2.5 to 3 hours for the next feeding.

Playing
45 minutes, including changing the diaper, dressing him, cuddling him and giving him a bath.

Sleeping
This is really very important! At the first signs, or maybe even before they occur, you should put your child in his bed. Don’t wait too long with this. Maybe you can’t see it yet, but your baby will get tired again soon. Sometimes quicker than you think. That’s why you should put your baby back to bed in time, before he gets overstimulated. Make sure your child doesn’t get upset, because then he might not fall asleep at all.

Me Time
When your baby is asleep, take some time for yourself. Give in to your own needs, and don’t just focus on everything you think you 'have' to do. And if you do want to get active; be happy with everything you’ve managed to do. Don’t plan to do too much and listen to your own body.