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When Do Babies Get Easier: Newborn Hacks

Yes, you thought pregnancy was so hard, and now you have now realized the newborn stage is even much harder. You are probably wondering when do babies get easier. The long sleepless nights, postpartum depression, and the pain of breastfeeding have all been overlooked. Welcome to the newborn stage! Just remember it will pass and you may even make it much easier with these newborn hacks.

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When Do Babies Get Easier?

The first few months are going to be hard. But, when your baby is 2 to 3 months old, things will get easier. They may sleep better and for longer periods of time. This is probably because they have adapted to the new environment, and you learn what works and what doesn’t. Also, eating more makes them sleep for longer periods of time.

Newborn Hacks

By learning these hacks, you will no longer need to ask when do babies get easier.

  1. Swaddling is difficult, more difficult than it looks especially if your baby is a kicker. Buy an easy swaddle like “swaddleme” or a sleepsack. It will save you time!
  2. Buy a wipe warmer. Newborns do not like anything that is cold.
  3. Make sure your newborn’s clothes have zippers. It is so much easier to deal with. Two zippers would be amazing. 
  4. Buy more than one crib sheet. There will be a lot of spit-up. Also, buy a water-proof sheet. 
  5. Use coconut oil for cradle cap. To prevent it, scrub the baby’s head efficiently during each bath. 
  6. Buy a nipple shield. Your nipples will bleed!
  7. Keep a small basket filled with baby supplies in each room.
  8. Invest in a good breast pump, and begin pumping asap it will help your supply increase.
  9. Sleep when your baby does. You will not get good enough sleep at night for the first few weeks.
  10. Try to create a routine by the second week. This will keep you sane.
  11. Boppy pillows are necessary. Invest in a good one.
  12. Try to prepare easy meals or order from out because you will not have time to make good meals.
  13. Try to get some movement into your routine. It could be just a simple morning walk. It is healthy for you to go outdoors.
  14. Buy more than one brand of diapers and see what contains those blowouts more.
  15. Keep extra diapers and extra pair of clothes in your diaper bag and in the car.
  16. Always have gas drops and Tylenol in hand. You can add gas drops to bottles through a pacifier. 
  17. Introduce a bottle early even if you breastfeed. Trust me it will save you lots of time in the future. 
  18. Place a clean diaper below a dirty one to prevent messes when changing diapers. 
  19. To remove poop stains, wash in the washer machine, and place it under the sun to dry.  Don’t use a dryer. 
  20. Move a finger down their forehead and over the bridge of their nose to help babies sleep.
  21. Heat the crib using a heating pad and then remove it. Place the baby on the crib. The baby will fall asleep quickly thinking it is still on your lap. 
  22. You may notice your newborn will cry a lot if your milk supply is not enough or takes time to come in. Buy a box of formula just in case and if you are okay with it. You can always stop the formula when not needed. Keep breastfeeding while supplementing formula so your milk supply can increase.
  23. Drink lots of water. It will help with milk supply and help you lose baby weight. 

I hope these newborn hacks help with the first few weeks of your baby’s life. 

If you would like more newborn hacks, I recommend reading LoveLilaya’s blog 30 Newborn Tips, Tricks and Hacks For The First 30 Days.” If you would like to know what items you need for the first year, read “Things You Need for Your Newborn”.

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Kristin Braus
7 months ago

Many great tips in there like warming the cot. My baby is going to b a winter baby and it does get quite cold here in Australia too. Drinking lots of water to help lose the baby weight sounds like a good one! Thanks, Kris

Sarah B.
7 months ago

Some of these were REALLY helpful for me with my twins. Luckily for me, the hospital gave me a nipple shield before I even left! Such a lifesaver.

7 months ago

straightforward, practical tips for new parents.. great list

7 months ago

Trying to manage a newborn is definitely a difficult stage. These are useful pointers for new moms to get through it.

7 months ago

Great tips! The newborn stage is difficult, but you miss it when you get through it.

7 months ago

All these tips are spot on! Especially about the zipper pjs

7 months ago

This is such a great list! Wish I had this with my first. Great job!

Len Swegart
7 months ago

I agree–this is an excellent list. These tips will definitely help new parents thrive in the newborn stage.

7 months ago

These tips are spot on. They make swaddling look so easy! My son got out of every swaddle until we got the velcro swaddles!

7 months ago

These are great tips. More moms need to be aware and prepared for what happens after they bring that beautiful bundle home.

7 months ago

These are so helpful and Spot on! The bridge of three nose trick saved us so many times!

Lexi Torres
Lexi Torres
7 months ago

Thanks for sharing! Wish I had these tips when Isaac was a newborn 🙂

7 months ago

You give great advice for new mothers. It’s so important to get a good routine down!

7 months ago

All your tips are spot on for any new or experienced mother. I wish I had this list for my first born.