First-time mothers are facing a daunting task of taking care of their babies while at home. They might not have access to a maternity nurse all the time and their husband might be working long hours to now pay for a little one that has joined the family. We understand how nervous and anxious you are and you’re wondering whether you have what it takes to give your child the best care. You shouldn’t worry because most of these fears are unfounded and taking care of a newborn isn’t rocket science. It’s tough and demanding but as long as you have a few things to help you manage, you should not have any kind of issue you cannot overcome.
A snuggle lounger
Sometimes you don’t want your baby to move around. This is because you just want your child to stay within eyesight but still be comfortable as you make dinner or perhaps, have a little nap on the couch. A snuggle lounger is a bed which allows for the baby to sink into the middle and prevents him or her from rolling. So, your baby can still kick and punch the air, move around in a linear fashion, but rolling around is not going to occur. This is brilliant for when you are going to change your baby. Just place a blanket over the snuggle lounger and you can get to work. However, the snuggle lounger is something that you should place where you know it won’t fall or be forgotten about so the baby isn’t trodden on.
Shush little one
Allowing you to get some sleep is critical to your own mental health. New mothers find that they become less friendly and less motivated to take care of their child because they can’t get the rest they need. So, using a baby shusher is highly recommended in order to get your child to go to sleep constantly. It can be turned on for 15 or 30 minutes and the volume is adjustable. The product plays a ‘shhh’ noise that sounds like an adult shushing the baby but it can also sound like waves. As many of you know how useful wave sounds are to get to sleep, this is something that your baby will learn to get used to and nod off to bed very quickly. This is something that you can place beside your baby’s crib and allow to pay for half an hour or less. This is something that is also portable so you can have it while on the road and allow your baby to get to sleep without crying and being comfortable.
Cam over the crib
It’s common for mothers to worry about their newborn in the crib at night. Many mothers will be wary and mindful of cot death and how it can strike out of the blue for no reason. Even doctors don’t know why this occurs. So making sure you can see your baby at all times is crucial. The Cocoon Cam is something that you can hang over the baby and use the camera to look at your baby and also use the speaker. Speak to your baby if you think he or she is feeling scared or bewildered. Just the sound of your voice can do wonders for their mental health during sleep time. The camera can be adjusted and used with your smartphone. So you can always peek in and watch your baby in the crib while in another room or doing your shopping, etc.
Hanging with mom
Wanting your baby to be by your side as you do chores and go about your normal day in your home, is normal. That’s why buying a bassinet is so highly recommended. Your baby gets to hang around, literally, and get some sleep as you safely watch over your baby. The bars are high enough that your baby is in no danger of falling out. However, they’re not as high as cribs so you don’t need to bend down as much. New mothers will be recovering from the baby bump, so your back pain won’t be as bad with a bassinet in the house.
A new mother has lots of challenges and some of them can only be met when you have some of these items in your home. A bassinet greatly helps your baby to sleep during the day but also, the mother, to keep up with chores around the house, etc.
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