Friday, September 16, 2022

First Weeks Home with your New Baby

When it's time to bring your newborn home from the hospital, trust me, you will be experiencing lots of emotions. You will be excited, stressed, and worried but don't worry; it will be okay. Most of all, don't forget to breathe. I can recall with all three of my kids. I was feeling so anxious. You would think after your first or second child, it would be easy, but every time it took some time to adjust to it all, especially being a single parent. Here are some tips to help you in your new journey.

Fill up Your Fridge and Cabinets

Make a list of groceries you will need, such as fruits, vegetables, and dairy products. Whatever you typically buy for yourself. Try to do a week or two worth of shopping. If possible, you can either have someone from your family go or use one of the many options of food delivery apps that are out there now.

Set up a Support Team

Ask a few members of your family or friends if they would like to help you during this time of adjustment. You will likely need it, so don't be ashamed to ask for help.

Take time to Rest

Make sure to take time to rest. Try to nap when your baby is sleeping because you will lose sleep during the evenings since most babies tend to wake up every hour or two to eat. Not only that, but you need time to recover from delivery.

Introducing Your Baby

Take time to introduce your new baby to all members of your home, including your pets. If family and friends come by, be sure everyone washes their hands before handling your baby, and try not to have so many visitors at once because it can be overwhelming for both you and your baby.

Establish a routine

If you want things in your home to be less chaotic, once you're home with your baby, work on a schedule that includes everyone, such as cooking, feeding, household chores, bathing, bonding, and time for yourself. And if you have other children, try to make individual time with each child because they will need that time to bond with you. Especially if you are in a relationship, make time for that person too.

If you have any tips you would like to share, please do. Until next time ;)

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