things to remember after your baby is born

Top 5 things to remember after your baby is born

March 11, 2016

So you’ve made it through 40 weeks or so of pregnancy and you’ve brought a baby into the world – well done wonderful woman! That’s no easy ride so give yourself a mental high five every now and again.

Once you bring your newborn baby home (unless you had a home birth and you’re already home) you will enter a whirlwind. Whether it’s your first baby or your fifth, every new child turns your life upside down.

So there are a few things you need to remember along the way:

  1. Your baby is new. He or she has no idea how he is “supposed” to behave or when he is “supposed” to sleep, provided your baby is healthy he will sleep eventually so try not to get caught up with timetables and enjoy the ride.
  2. Even if you have had other children this baby is a completely new person with their own likes and dislikes so don’t be worried if they are entirely different from your other children. Try not to compare your baby to your other children or anyone else’s for that matter, don’t allow yourself to succumb to the competition and do what’s right for you and your baby.
  3. Healthy mum = healthy baby. You need to eat and you need to sleep. The old saying of “sleep when the baby sleeps” is essential in the first weeks. Try to take care of yourself as you’re the most important person to your newborn.
  4. Everything is a phase – even the good stuff! This statement is neither negative nor positive but it is true! If you find yourself worrying about sleep patterns or feeding habits then calmly repeat this mantra. A growth spurt will pass, the colic will subside, the fact that your baby sleeps for 3 hours in a row will stop. Babies grow and develop so rapidly that before you’ve had chance to bemoan or welcome a certain “habit” it will have passed.
  5. The housework can wait! We are incredible and we can achieve so much but we cannot achieve absolutely everything without something starting to suffer so do not spend one second feeling guilty about that pile of dishes. You have a healthy and content baby and you’ve made it through another day – time for another mental high five mama!

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up.

Also in Best news from PetitePeople

Baby clothing for your children
Baby clothing for your children

May 24, 2018

Every mother knows that after giving birth, every thing can see a bit chaotic. Suddenly you are faced with night-time feeds, early wake-up calls and there is no end to all the outfit changes for both parents and baby! Read more on finding baby clothing for your children.


Read More

pick your baby´s name
5 ways to pick your baby´s name

May 23, 2018

Get it right and they could be president one day, get it wrong and they may fall into a life of crime…..choosing the right name for your baby might not affect their life quite this dramatically but it sure does feel like it when you’re faced with this big decision! Here are some tips to help you:


Read More

Baby Name Inspiration
Name Inspiration

May 22, 2018

Name inspiration is essential. Choosing a name for your child is one of the biggest decisions you’ll ever have to make in life. So, where to start? Read more to find out to find the best name for your little one. This post will give you some name inspiration.

Read More