Tips for Your First Month with a New-born
If you have just had a baby or are expecting, the first month may seem overwhelming, but here are some tips that will help you along the way with your new-born.
You need to learn what your baby will respond to whether it’s feeding time, play time or sleep time. You should try different techniques when your baby is fussing so that you are able to understand what he or she likes and dislikes.
What Your Baby Needs
For the first few days you should get a feel of what your baby needs instead of just forcing a schedule upon her. Let your baby eat on demand instead of following a every two hour routine, as your baby may need to eat more than that and especially in the first month.
You don’t need to keep your baby inside your home for the first month, but you should limit their expose to crowds and lots of people.
What Does your Gut Say?
You will receive a lot of advice as a new mum, but you shouldn’t listen too much. You know your baby best so listen to your instincts and to your baby.
Get Some Sleep
One of the most difficult parts of being a new mum is the lack of sleep. If your baby has a mid-morning nap then also have one, even if you don’t sleep you need some down time.
With a new-born you will never know what to expect, so when you leave the house take extra everything just in case.
It can be difficult to find a spare minute just for you with a new born, but even just getting 10 minutes in the day can make all the difference to how you feel whether you take a bath, read or just pamper yourself.
Ask for Help
Raising a bay is hard, so if you need some help then ask.