Caring for a newborn can be a challenging but rewarding experience. Here are some tips for coping with a newborn:
Create a safe sleep environment:
A newborn should sleep in a crib or bassinet in the same room as you, on a firm, flat surface. Make sure to remove any soft objects, such as pillows or blankets, from the sleep area.
You’ll need a variety of items for your newborn, including nappies, wipes, clothes, blankets, and baby care products. It can be helpful to have a few weeks’ worth of supplies on hand.
Stock the pantry
You’ll need to eat well to keep up your energy while caring for a newborn. Stock up on easy-to-prepare meals and snacks that are high in nutrients.
Set up a changing area
You’ll be changing your newborn’s nappy several times a day, so it can be helpful to have a dedicated changing area with all the necessary supplies within reach.
Prepare your home
Make your home safe for a newborn by installing smoke detectors, covering outlets, and keeping small objects out of reach.
Make a plan for childcare
If you plan to go back to work or need some time for yourself, consider your childcare options. This could include hiring a nanny, finding a day care centre, or arranging for a family member or friend to help out.
Take a childbirth education class
Childbirth education classes can help you feel more prepared for labour and delivery, and can also be a great way to meet other expectant parents.
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