Rocking Chair / April 27, 2018 / Jasmine Oliver
Those who already own a rocker or two don't need to be told of the wonders of this humble type of furniture, but for those of us who have yet to make a rocker a part of our lives, we might benefit from a little information regarding rockers. The first thing to know is that there are rockers to suit all people, even those who find rockers a little hazardous due to the potential for crushed toes (these people will want to go with a glider rocking chair). Wooden rocking chairs are the most popular rockers by far, but there are also wicker rocking chairs as well as plastic rocking chairs. Most people will prefer natural materials, but artificial ones like resin wicker and plastic can make good outdoor rocking chairs that are better able to cope with direct sunlight, rain, etc. When buying a rocker, make sure to get a good feeling for the chair by sitting in it and just rocking for a while.
You have really got to give your newborn the best possible chance to fall asleep. With that in mind, make sure he or she is as comfortable as possible. Make sure he or she has a full tummy and a fresh diaper, and then swaddle the infant tightly. Swaddling is very important. Being wrapped tight helps the child feel safe, snug, and secure. Finally, make sure the room temperature is warm, though not stifling hot. Infants are very sensitive to temperature, and are happiest when things are warm and toasty. I remember that we would often doze off to sleep ourselves when the room was well heated!
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