The period just after giving birth and especially when you take your bundle of Joy home can be hectic and overwhelming.
- When your baby sleeps, take a nap.( I am sure you’ve heard this like a million times….it’s the truth).Get some extra rest for yourself!
- Set aside time each day to relax and have your “Me Time”
- Get plenty of exercise and fresh air — either with ( Push chair and pram) or without your baby, if you have someone who can babysit , it’ll be easier.
- Schedule regular time — even just 15 minutes a day after the baby goes to sleep — for you and your partner to be alone and talk.
- Make time each day to enjoy your baby, and encourage your partner to do so, too.
- Try and reduce visitors , you can restrict them temporarily.
- Talk with other new moms and create your own informal support group.
- In addition, relatives and friends often want to help. Even if you disagree on certain things, don’t dismiss their experience.
- Get Help From Others
- Ask your partner, friends, and family for help. Jot down small, helpful things you will need help with.Most will be delighted to help.
- Ask friends or relatives to pick things up for you at the market, or just give you an extra hand.
- Hire a temporary help — to clean the house occasionally, if possible.
PROPER HANDLING OF NEW BORN BABY
If you haven’t spent a lot of time around newborns, their fragility may be intimidating. Here are a few basics to remember:
- Wash your hands or use a hand sanitizer before handling your baby. This is because Newborns don’t have a strong immune system yet, so they are susceptible to infection.
- Make sure that everyone who handles your baby has clean hands.
- Be careful to support your baby’s head and neck. Cradle the head when carrying your baby and support the head when carrying the baby upright or when you lay your baby down.
- Be careful not to shake your newborn, whether in play or in frustration. Shaking vigorously can cause bleeding in the brain and even death.Tickle your baby’s feet or blow gently on a cheek to wake your baby.
- Make sure your baby is securely fastened into the carrier, stroller, or car seat and reduce any activity that could be too rough or bouncy.
- Remember that your newborn is not ready for rough play, such as being jiggled on the knee or thrown in the air.They are very fragile at this stage.
While in the hospital, talk to the experts around you. Many hospitals have feeding specialists or lactation consultants who can help you get started nursing or information on bottle-feeding.
In addition, nurses are a great resource to show you how to hold, burp, change, and care for your baby.
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