When you find out you’re going to be a parent a million things go through your head those first days after the birth. With the amazing joy and elation at having a new baby and a family there can also be a lot of trepidation and worry.
After all with strange cries that don’t seem to have a purpose, the weird umbilical cord, the strange colour poo and the random sleep patterns being a new parent can be pretty intimidating.
How can something that only weighs a few pounds cause so much chaos and worry? So since babies don’t come with manuals, we’ve put together some tried and trusted baby care tips that should help to make those first few weeks as parents to a newborn a little easier and less stressful….
Sleep However and Whenever You Can
You’ve just come home from hospital and have a lot to get your head round so don’t worry about establishing a nighttime routine immediately. Instead, grab some shut eye whenever you can and it doesn’t matter if it’s on the sofa whilst your baby naps in it’s moses basket. all snuggled up in their new baby sleepsuits.
Whether you are co-sleeping or your partner helps by taking over baby duties grabbing some power naps when you can will help your body recover and also give you some valuable ‘me’ time and prepare you for the days when things to topsy turvy.