Posts tagged Baby Tips
Another off label use, but this time just as a tip. If you haven’t heard about it yet, you can use these Gerber Flat Fold cloth diapers for multiple things, mainly because they are absorbent and soft. We never used them as diapers — we used them as burp cloths and they worked great. The thinner ones are better since they are a bit bigger and provide more shoulder coverage, which is ideal for newborns. I am fairly confident that if they are used as diapers they would act more like a cheesecloth than an actual diaper.
This is a simple one — and maybe common sense — but if you can’t get the Little Dude or Dudette to burp — try mixing up your burping methods (up on the shoulder, sitting up,etc.), and keep in mind that it might change. We started with the shoulder burp being the sure fire method and have moved to the sitting up method as it is now the only way he will burp.
This one is definitely a take it or leave it tip. At night, we wait between 5 and 10 minutes after our son starts to cry before we go in to pick him up. Most times, we have found that he is switching positions and wakes up for a few moments before going back to sleep. We do the same with his naps.
One caveat: Like most parents, we can distinguish between the different cries. I can’t say that I am some sort of baby whisperer — but if it is one of his distress cries, we go get him immediately. More >