Did you know that there is proper and improper etiquette when it comes to handling infants and newborns? From being the new mom to visiting parents with a new baby, these posts will help give you the down low on how to handle yourself…
Wondering how and what to send as a welcome gift for new baby? Remember, that whatever gifts you send to the hospital will have to be taken home. New parents have a lot to deal with, so huge stuffed animals can be a problem. Also, some have allergies to certain types of flowers. Be thoughtful, but careful when it comes to your gifts. Baskets with healthy foods to nourish, along with cards and gift cards are wonderful and easy options.
From sanitizing your hands, when you enter to hold the baby, to not scaring the nervous new parents with your stories, The Bump has a wonderful list of “Do not.” Leave your toddler at home when visiting the baby and don’t snoop!
We know you are anxious to see the new beautiful bundle, but if you are sick…don’t! You do not want to risk making the new baby or new parents ill. All will need all the strength they can muster. New parents are likely stressed and tired, so don’t be judgy either.
Remember the new mom and dad are functioning on very few hours of sleep and they may not make much sense at times.