So, you are excited to welcome the little bundle of joy to your sweet home! Do you aware about the fact that your baby needs a pleasant ambience in your home? The infant have spent several weeks in the warm womb of the mother, the safest place in the universe. While it is almost impossible to bring in the perfect environment for the baby to feel as if it stays inside the mother, you should take optimum efforts to create a right ambience for a new baby.
It is a proven fact that comforting ambience and pleasant environment has a huge impact in everyone’s life, where the newborns are not exceptions. A perfect ambience not just gives a good and safe feel to the newborns, but also impact the health and growth. Development of brain, ability to learn and understand quickly, creativity, concentration, quality sleep, etc are highly influenced by the environment. How to set up the right ambience for a new baby? Let us see.
Swaddling the baby, nothing but wrapping the baby with soft and warm clothes helps the baby feel warm, comfortable and soothed! Swaddling gives a sensation of staying in the womb! Plenty of soft and lightweight swaddling blankets and swaddle sets are available in the baby shops. Choose the right kind of fabric according to the climate!
If you think that your new born has aversion to hearing sounds, you are wrong. Often sounds are mistaken as noise! Noise is different from sounds! Your environment shouldn’t be noisy, but make your baby hear the mild sounds. Actually, the babies are used to hearing vibrating, rhythmic and loud sounds inside the womb of the mother. The sound is actually the heartbeat of the mother carrying the baby! Rhythmic sounds or soft music in the background actually creates a comfortable and ‘feel safe’ atmosphere to the infants. It helps them stay without fear and encourages sleep!
Any room with bustling activities is definitely not the right place for the newborns to get sound sleep. Sudden noises or unexpected movements abruptly startle the baby, running the sleep! Choose a calm, comforting, noise free and soothing environment to help your baby sleep. Lighting is yet another factor to consider in setting the right ambience for the babies. While the babies love to sleep in the dark, make sure that you light-up a mild, non-irritating night lamp. Also, avoid using the night lamps in blue shades, as it might disturb the sleep!
Holding the Baby:
Your newborn could not understand what you speak, but could grasp what you feel. It will take some time for your baby to adjust into the external environment. Secure your baby by carrying and holding in your arms. Make your baby hear your heartbeat, it warms up the baby and make the baby remember ‘yea, mom is carrying me!’ Every time you hold your baby reassures the newborn ‘I’m totally safe’. Embrace the special bonding moments with your baby!