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    How To Trim Your Baby’s Nails | Mothercare Baby Advice

    I’m going to take you through how to clip your baby’s nails. Finger nails and also toe nails. To start with, it’s a really good idea to do it when baby is sleeping. And to use a little emery board. Because sometimes what you need to do is to hold the fingers quite firmly and just give them a little file down so they aren’t so sharp. It might be an idea to get someone to help you with this, so you can hold their hand. It’s not a good idea to BITE the baby’s nails. Because you can’t be sure of how much you are biting off. And also,…

  • Toddler & Newborn Baby Bonding Tips | Sibling Bonding | Toddler Care | Mothercare
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    Toddler & Newborn Baby Bonding Tips | Sibling Bonding | Toddler Care | Mothercare

    This is about how you can involve older brothers and sisters in the routines to start with when you have a new baby. And how you can get them involved and to make it more enjoyable, and also for them to feel very included. One of the things that you can do, that can be really helpful is that if you are breastfeeding baby, is to get the older child to get a book and read to you or could read to the baby, and it’s a really nice way of involving other children. One of the things you can do is give safe, suitable, jobs for older siblings to…

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    What Clothing does a Newborn Need? | mothercare baby advice

    Baby’s arrival is such an exciting time. To help you plan baby’s first wardrobe mothercare’s qualified parenting consultant Elizabeth Day gives you the top tips on what to buy for baby. New babies usually spend a lot of time sleeping, so you’ll need enough sleepsuits for a couple of changes each day, and for in between washes. Mothercare’s sleepsuits have fold back scratchmitts to stop sharp nails from scratching baby’s delicate skin. We also use 100% soft, breathable cotton, which is interwoven so it’s thick and super soft on baby’s skin. Our unique toe safe design prevents loose threads from wrapping around tiny toes. And once babies are on the…

  • Newborn Baby Checklist | Mothercare Baby Advice
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    Newborn Baby Checklist | Mothercare Baby Advice

    As you prepare for the arrival of your baby, it can be difficult to decide what to buy. Tempting as it may be, try not to go overboard as you can always add pieces as and when you need to. Getting your nursery ready is an exciting part of preparing for your baby, one thing you are bound to need it a crib or moses basket for the first 6 months. Followed by a cot once baby is ready to move to their own room. Bare in mind the weather when buying bedding, to avoid baby getting too hot or too cold. Newborns are not good at regulating their temperatures.…

  • How To Dress Your Newborn Baby | Mothercare Baby Advice
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    How To Dress Your Newborn Baby | Mothercare Baby Advice

    in this video I am going to show you how to dress a newborn baby. and I am also going to show you some of the clothing you might need. the first thing we are going to put on, is a body suit. we’re going to put that over the baby’s head. Just stretch it nice and big. When they are tiny, they do grip their hands quite tightly. Then push the other arm through. Just talk to your baby as you are doing this, going along. lift up the baby’s legs. Straighten up the body suit and then tuck it under the baby’s nappy. And fasten it into place.…

  • How to Hold A Newborn Baby – Mothercare
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    How to Hold A Newborn Baby – Mothercare

    Hi, my name is Elizabeth Day and I am the parenting consultant at mothercare and I am going to take you through how to confidently, safely, and securely pick and hold your baby. We have Willow, who is ten weeks old. I am going to show you how to pick up baby when baby is in the cot or in the crib. It’s actually to secure your hand around, and your arm, around baby’s neck and also shoulder. And secure, grip the baby’s other, opposite arm and then pick up baby’s leg. That’s nice and secure to pick baby up and hold baby in your arms. This position, that’s lovely…

  • How to Swaddle Your Newborn Baby – Mothercare
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    How to Swaddle Your Newborn Baby – Mothercare

    Hello, my name is Elizabeth Day, I am the parenting consultant at mothercare. i’m going to talk you through swaddling and how to swaddle your baby safely. You may not be sure about what swaddling is, but it has been used for many many years, centuries actually. And it’s a way of wrapping babies quite tightly, in a lightweight blanket or sheet. And making them feel quite snug and secure. For some babies this can be quite beneficial and they seem to like being swaddled. For other babies, they are not too keen so it depends on your baby. Always be guided by your baby. I’m going to show you…

  • How to Wind Your Newborn Baby – Mothercare
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    How to Wind Your Newborn Baby – Mothercare

    Hello there, my name is Liz Day and I am the parenting consultant at mothercare. I’m just going to take you through burping your baby. This is something that you are going to be doing with young babies, and quite frequently! As you do the feed, and after the feed. Basically, it happens in the middle of a feed, when you’ve started feeding your baby a bit and then you’d normally have a pause and stop halfway through. Or when baby starts to get a little uncomfortable. Sometimes baby’s can be very eager to feed and probably feed a bit too quickly, and they get too much air in their…

  • How to Bathe Your Newborn Baby – Mothercare
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    How to Bathe Your Newborn Baby – Mothercare

    Hello, my name is Elizabeth Day and I am the parenting consultant at mothercare and I am going to take you through bathing your baby. One of the things to remember is that you don’t have to bathe your baby everyday, you can do it every other day. Or you can do it just a couple of times a week, it depends on what you want to do at the beginning when your baby is very young. They definitely don’t need a bath everyday. When you first bathe your baby, you might need somebody to help you – to be on hand. Some of the products that you will need…