Congratulations on your new bundle of joy! Now that pregnancy and labor is out of the way, you can now focus on giving your little the best life possible. The first few months is the most crucial as this is the time of your baby’s life is most vulnerable and being totally paranoid is totally normal.
Being a second-time mom, you would think I wouldn’t panic as bad when I had Max. Strangely enough, my paranoia was worse with Max. I didn’t sleep one night without waking up in a panic until a couple of months ago. However, now that we’re working on having a third baby, I’m considering future options to calm my nerves.
Creating a Bedtime Routine
Caring for infants can be stressful for parents. They scream, they cry and just refuse to go to sleep at ungodly hours. Luckily, this only lasts for a few months, and after a while, parents can set up a bedtime routine for their child.
A simple way to introduce the idea to your child is by choosing a bedtime. Parents can watch for signs of sleepiness and take it from there. Next, you can sing your child a song, or rock them gently until they feel drowsy.
This is the time parents should put their child down, and let them fall asleep on their own. Parents should also opt to turn the lights off in their child’s room when they are sleeping for the night as it can help release melatonin which can help ease your infant to sleep.
Taking an infant CPR class may sound may sound like a drastic move but it shouldn’t be. Having the confidence to react in case of a serious emergency could save your baby’s life. Classes are generally a couple hours long and can teach you a wide variety of skills including the Heimlich remover.
To become certified, call or visit the American Red Cross to find and set up an infant CPR class. Even though may not feel it’s necessary, sign up your spouse, babysitter, and any family members that watch your baby too.
Choosing a Baby Monitor
If you’re worried about your child during the night, a baby monitor can be useful in letting you know how your child is doing in the next room. Regular baby monitors usually get the job done, but one thing they don’t tell you is when your child changes his position while he sleeps. Video monitors can show you, but it won’t be much use when you and your spouse are asleep and can’t get to your child.
Introducing the MonBaby monitor. MonBaby goes around this problem with its unique button design. It’s small enough to be attached to any article of clothing your child is wearing without it getting in the way. What makes this baby monitor unique is that it alerts parents of their baby changes position in their sleep, breathing movements, and fall detection among others.
When the monitor detects any of these changes, it quickly alerts the parents through the MonBaby app with an audible alarm so you should never miss it. This is quite handy especially for parents who want to get some chores done on one side of the house while their child sleeps or plays in the next room.
The proximity alarm will let you know if your child is exploring a little too much around the house without your consent. This gives you time to prevent any accidents and to make sure they don’t put themselves in danger.
MonBaby is available in three different colors: white, pink and blue. So you can choose the perfect one to go with your child’s style. For a baby monitor under $100, it is certainly worth it, as parents can use it for years and even on their future kids.You can get a sweet little discount using the code “WILDISH” when you check out.
Whether you choose the cheapest or the most high-end baby monitor, they all share one purpose: to let you know how your child is doing. So don’t feel bad if you can only get the cheapest type. If it does what it’s supposed to do, then it already paid for itself!
Finally, talk to your pediatrician about your fears and concerns. They can discuss what’s normal behavior and what may be more worrisome. They can also give you more specific advice on any situations you and your baby may be experiencing.