In those early weeks after bringing home a newborn, new parents have a lot going on. Besides all of the positive emotions they are feeling, they’re also sleep deprived, overwhelmed, and trying to figure out how to be a parent without the rest of their life falling apart.
The phrase “as soft as a baby’s bottom” exists for good reason. Newborn’s have the absolute softest skin! It’s a soft like no other. It requires a special kind of care because of how soft and delicate it is, totally different than how you’d care for your own skin!
While some families firmly believe that their baby should only sleep in a crib in their own room, an increasing number are participating in a range of sleep practices from co-sleeping to bed sharing. Let’s discuss what it is, why you may or may not choose to practice it, and how to do it more safely.
With the weight you carry as a parent, it is okay to ask someone to bench you in parenting. It is okay for you to feel overwhelmed with your responsibility as a parent. And it is okay to be supported in your role and responsibility as a parent. You do not have to do it alone
Swelling can begin early in pregnancy but most commonly starts to appear in the second and third trimesters. With these few simple adjustments, you can make yourself more comfortable and reduce swelling.
Breastfeeding a newborn can feel like a full-time job. Feed, diaper change, sleep, and repeat day and night. Creating a breastfeeding station, or stations, around your home can help support you in your breastfeeding journey.