What is some advice for new moms?


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A new mom copes better when she realizes that instinct and experience carry her through all of the ups and downs of parenting. New moms should take tips from childcare experts and moms with experience, according to Parenting. For instance, calm a fussy baby by running the bathroom fan and faucet. Low, droning noises soothe a baby by emulating the sound of mom's heartbeat in the womb, Dr. Altmann explains.

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For advice on teething, Parenting states to soothe the painful gums of a teething baby with a frozen washcloth. When the baby chews and sucks on the icy washcloth, it helps to ease teething discomfort.

If both mommy and baby need to calm down, a few drops of a soothing essential oil like lavender delivers a moment of relaxation. Place a little on mom and the back of baby's neck, then wrap baby in a blanket and bounce gently on the knee, edge of the bed or on an exercise ball.

In order to calm down a toddler who is throwing a tantrum, it helps to put the child in a calm environment. Create a cocoon by placing a blanket over a small table. Place the child in the enclosed space along with a calming toy, and allow him time to settle down.

When the baby gets older, keep a metal cake pan and decorative magnets larger than 1 3/4 inches in diameter in the car to keep a fussy toddler entertained.

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