Getting a new puppy can be exciting for the whole family. You can’t wait to get the puppy to its new home so it can play and become familiar with its new owners. But wait! There’s one thing you forgot about – house training! Training your puppy to “go” outside is no picnic, but it is much easier with the use of dog cages.
To sleep more deeply, take at least one walk per day. For a 20-minute walk, you can head out in one direction for 10 minutes and then turn around and walk back for the last 10. Try to alternate your routes so you see a variety of different scenery.
Most high quality wire cages feature a durable plastic tray in the bottom that can easily be removed for cleaning. You can place bedding (a dog bed or mattress) on top of the tray. Easy folding features are a plus as well. Look for dog cages that fold easily into a flat, secure position for traveling. Some even have a convenient carrying handle. Another thing to look for is a safety door latch that your dog won’t be able to push loose. A reliable door latch will use spring action to pull the latch and secure it into the slot.
Is it big enough? Is it thick enough? Is it firm enough to support your baby trend pack and play reviews? You know what they say, “Never build a house on a poor foundation and then spend the night there–especially if you live in New Orleans and have a weak bed frame.” OK, let’s move on…
Habits are developed because of regular rituals. Make a bedtime ritual — give the child a warm bath, change him or her to his or her pajamas, give milk, read a book, or rock him/her to sleep.
Trust your instinct. Sometimes your baby will need more than one nap. Were you out for most of the day before? Did he sleep well the previous night? Are you getting signals like rubbing the eyes, yawning, heavy eyelids or general crankiness? Some babies need as much as three naps a day while others will never sleep during the one nap you put them down for everyday. For tips on the baby that refuses to nap, read this article by Dr. William Sears.
When lifting anything, let your legs do the real work instead of your back. Here’s how to lift things properly: get to the object you want to lift as near as possible; bend your knees slowly; and then come up with your back straight. A sure way for avoiding back pain or injury when lifting anything is to be careful in not bending at the waist.