NEWBORN BABY HACKS

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newborns adorable squished up little
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things that don’t come with an
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instruction manual so here are my top
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newborn tips and hacks I have learned
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along the way
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crime is your baby’s way of
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communicating if your baby cries they
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could be hot or cold have a wet or dirty
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nappy need wounding or most likely be
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hungry newborns feed every two to three
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hours but it could be more of there’s a
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growth spurt and there are growth but at
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3 weeks six weeks three months and six
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months so when in doubt just get it out
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one breastfeeding hack to remember which
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side you last fed on is to put a clip on
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your bra strap or a bracelet which you
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swap from wrist to wrist or even an
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elastic band there are loads of fancy
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apps out there for breastfeeding but I
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find that these simple ways are the most
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effective if you are breastfeeding make
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sure that you eat well and if you keep
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up your fluids it can be hard to know if
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your baby is getting enough but as long
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as they’re putting on weight from 3
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weeks and having about 5 to 6 wet or
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dirty nappies a day you’re doing great
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newborn babies can only focus on objects
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that are up to 15 inches away which is
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conveniently where your face is to the
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breast when you’re feeding your baby so
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talk to them look at them and relax by
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doing these things it can even help your
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milk flow wending is as important as
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feeding if you don’t get the wind up it
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can go down to their tummies and need to
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come out the other way which can be
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really painful to wind your baby a
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general pound at work circular motion
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leaning them forward or straightening
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their back out or one way that I found
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really affected is getting your partner
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to it men are a bit heavy-handed they
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don’t smell all yummy like milk and
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they’re really good at getting the
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window if the wind does they don’t a
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tummy and they’re in pain you can help
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them by pulling their knees up or doing
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a cycling motion with their legs another
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great thing to do is the Sun and Moon
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massage I will do a link in the
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description box below so that you can
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learn it properly so your baby’s first
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ever peers will be black thick sticky
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meconium poop
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and then after a couple of days it will
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go from a green and then finally to a
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bright yellow Dijon mustard poo doctors
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and midwives will recommend that you use
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cotton wool and water to change your
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baby’s nappies in the first few weeks I
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loved using these pure water wipes when
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your baby’s umbilical cord is still on
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it’s important that you keep it outside
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of the nappies they can dry up and fall
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off you can either fold the nappy down
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or do two little cuts and fold it down
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that way if you have a baby boy you may
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have noticed that as soon as you go to
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change the nappy and the air hits their
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private parts then you have a wee the
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one thing that I did do is either wait
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for them to have that or wipe a baby
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wipe across their tummy and that can
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also make them go that way it’s not
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hitting the ceiling or you with my
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newborn I got in the habit of just
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checking or changing their nappy every
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time that I fed them baby’s skin can be
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sensitive and this will help avoid nappy
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rash an easier way to check if your
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baby’s nappy is wet is to just look at
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the yellow stripe on the outside of the
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nappy if it is turned blue then it is
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wet nappies can leak from time to time
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so make sure that you pull out the
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freely bit around your baby’s leg to
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make sure that you keep it all in if
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your baby does have an explosive poo and
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it gets onto their best don’t worry baby
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bests are designed to come down over
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their shoulders as well as up there’s a
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really wide neck so just pull it down
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and then you don’t have to pull the mess
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over your baby’s face a great hack is to
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make up a little changing basket that
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you can take with you around the house
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wherever you are so just get a basket
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add some nappies wipes barrier cream a
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change of clothes and a mat and you’re
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good to go to help settle your baby hold
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their head and bum and Braque and sway
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this will make them feel secure and like
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they are back in the womb and this is
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something that you will probably do
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instinctively some babies also like to
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be swaddled to mimic the feeling of
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being in the womb so just get a big
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muslin or a swaddle blanket and wrap
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them up with a little fajita a little
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sleeping hack that I have learned is to
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layer your baby’s bedding like this
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mattress protector sheet mattress
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protector sheet and then a pram sheets
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are great for catching spit-up this will
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save you loads of time in changing your
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sheets especially if there are accidents
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in the middle of the night babies also
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get colder than you think so one hack
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that I did was to download a little
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chart on Pinterest of what layers I baby
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should wear in what temperature you
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could even print this out and put it on
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your nursery wall the best temperature
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for your baby’s bath is 37 and the best
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temperature for your baby’s room is 19
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don’t be afraid to visitors or guests to
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wash or use hand sanitizer before
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holding your baby one great hack that I
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did was to make my eldest son who’s
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nearly six of the hygiene police and he
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took great pleasure in telling our
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guests that he needs to wash their hands
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if they want to hold the baby maybe
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wearing if you have older children this
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is a must this is such a good way to get
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stuff done while also keeping your
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newborn happy they can hear your heart
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and they are nice and warm so you can
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make dinner and they can have a sleep a
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great hack for going out is to make
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yourself a little clothing bundle then
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you can throw in your baby bag should
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there be any accidents when you’re out
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just lay out a baby grow and then a vest
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on top of it and place two socks in the
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middle of it with the openings facing
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out
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roll up the whole bundle and fold the
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socks down and you have a full change of
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clothes ready to go you could even put
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this into a ziploc bag
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so that you have somewhere to put wet Oh
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messy clothes when you’re out babies can
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also have quite dry skin you probably
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would too if you had been in water for
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nine months so you can use sunflower oil
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or olive oil on their skin to help
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moisturize it new boards can also have
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long fingernails especially if they’re
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born past their due date it’s better to
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nibble or bite their little nails off
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cut them because cutting them can make
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them quite sharp you can also buy great
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baby grows that have scratch mints
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built-in so that they can’t get the mods
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before you have your baby it is worth
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stopping up on a few bits like saving
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drops are no sucker and beating
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paracetamol like cow poll illnesses can
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strike in the middle of the night a
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fever or blocked nose can really upset
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them or affect their feeding so it’s
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great to have these things in stock
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always go with your instinct if you
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think something’s wrong with your baby
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it probably is so call your doctor there
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is a lot to be said for mother’s
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instinct there’s no doubt about it
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having a newborn is exhausting and
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babies don’t typically smile till
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they’re 6 weeks old so it can be really
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tough having a boss that gives you no
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reward but just try to remember this
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newborn phase is over so fast so just
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hold them kiss them smell them take too
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many photos and enjoy it before they are
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running around thank you so much for
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watching please comment below if you
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have any other newborn hacks because my
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baby is only 3 weeks old and I could do
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with all the help I can get
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