topper2014_zps4871ab79

Welcome to Reborn Websets. We offer original custom web designs as well as  “ready to use” purchase ware designs for your reborn, hobby or craft website.
We specialize in designs that are attractive, easy to use, and effective at showcasing your Reborn products and dolls.

Are Looking for something unique for your website?
We’d be happy to design something exclusive, just for you. Email us so we can discuss your requirements and we’ll provide you with a no obligation free quote. But before I take any pictures, you will have to clean really really well the area where I will work.

Cleaning around newborns

I know a lot of new mothers are struggling to find ways to do housework with a newborn; I know because I was one of them. If you’re having a hard time keeping your baby at peace while you do loud, obnoxious chores like vacuuming, laundry, or even doing the dishes, I have some tips and tricks to help you out – remember, it’s trial and error. A lot of what you’ll be doing as a mother is finding an adjustment around the activities and sleep patterns of your newborn. You won’t be helpless; you’ll just have to find a new way to do things!

Newborns sleep twenty hours a day. They wake often, but that’s mostly for a feeding or a diaper change. It’s hard enough keeping up with the growth spurts, emotional triggers that come with no warning, and the occasional biting if you’re breastfeeding. Naturally, you’ll develop ways to cope, but that doesn’t mean the world around you comes to a grinding halt. Because my husband works a nine-to-five job and usually works on the car, garage, or falls asleep in front of the television with the baby on his chest, I have to do the house cleaning myself; whether the baby is sleeping or not, you have to find a way to adjust. Although, it’s better to do it when he or she is wide awake. For my baby, I had troubles keeping her awake because I wore her in a wrap, but I digress – adjustment is key. She fell asleep in my arms a lot and the weight of her head didn’t help me with my mobility, so I had to find ways around her sleep and waking hours.

I suggest a “clean basket” for the end of the day. You’re going to have days of piled up clothes or dishes, so make sure there’s a place for everything to pick up if you decide to leave your baby sleeping with your partner. Some moms may suggest in having older kids help in picking up excess materials, but as this is my first child, I don’t think she’s ready to lift a finger. Chores are actually best when you gradually complete them; don’t try to tackle every dish, piece of clothing, or ugly spot in a sink. Do it one by one, and slowly get the house done. It’s also less stress on you as a mother. Even if you have a pile of stuff in a basket, it’s better than an overwhelming scattered mess across the floor for your tired feet to drag and trip over. Having that basket keeps you from tripping and when it comes time to clean, you’ll have plenty of room to do so. And additional tip comes for people with pets. If you have a pet, make sure you choose the best vacuum for pet hair, and then vacuum thoroughly. Newborns can develop allergies with time, especially if they are exposed to animal residues (dandruff, hair, air mites and so on).

As far as vacuuming goes, it’s going to sound crazy, but use the vacuum to hush your baby to sleep. Make sure you put it on a low setting and wear your baby in a wrap, rocking your body with the movements of the vacuum, back and forth. It’s like white noise, and she’ll slowly go into a sleepy state. Eventually, she got used to the sound, and got accustomed to the movements. If she was awake, she had a chewing ring or playing with daddy. She kind of likes the sound and giggles at it, actually, so you may find it’s not a terrible experience. Sometimes my husband takes charge and vacuums while I rock her to sleep or at least play with her, so it’s a good idea to let others lend a hand if they’re willing. Thus vacuuming can be a lot easier than it sounds.

Finally, when you’re cleaning house around your newborn, don’t be afraid to let dad take her or have dad do the deeds you need done. If she sleeps in a crib by herself for a few hours, take advantage of that time to clean together – and don’t be hesitant to ask your partner if he or she is willing. It’s a good idea to take help where you can get it, and better from trusted loved ones or family. In worst case scenario, you may be able to hire weekly or monthly help for that extra time to yourself. As a mom, you’ll need to put your feet up once or twice a week, or more.