6 Unavoidable things to do when your baby is born


by Suditsha Sanyal

To help you with a smooth transit, here are 6 unavoidable things which you can keep in mind once when your baby is born!

Expert 04What an amazing feeling it is to become a mother, one of the truly outstanding things in the world. Holding and cuddling your little one really surpasses everything. However, for a new mom or first timer caring and nursing your infant can be really challenging. Not because you are inept as a mother, but because your tiny soul seeks a lot of attention. The journey to motherhood and beyond is not easy and can be full of surprises and challenges and can definitely be very taxing if you are not aware or equipped how to deal with it.When your baby is born 01

To help you with a smooth transit, here are some essential points which you can keep in mind once your baby is born:

1. Announce and ask for help:

Let the world know that your little one has stepped into the world. It is the time to rejoice. Inform your near and dear ones. Announce it to friends and family and at the same time be candid in seeking help. It is a new chapter in your life and is quite obvious that you and your partner may possess little or no knowledge in nursing and care for the baby. Hence appropriate guidance is of paramount importance, and don’t hesitate to ask for help. This is for the best interest of your child and you.When your baby is born 02

2. Schedule the first appointment with the doctor:

Now that your baby is born, it is solely your responsibility to take care of his/her wellbeing. Ask around to find a good and reliable paediatrician, schedule the first appointment with the doctor. Ensure that baby has been immunized perfectly before he/she is set to go out of the hospital.

3. Keep the necessary stuff at a comfy spot:

There will be plenty of visitors, right from your family members to friends, who will come to visit you and welcome the new-born. Always keep handy the necessary stuff like hand sanitizers for anyone who wants to cuddle or touch your baby, along with diapers baby lotion, wet wipes, napkins. Never shy away from telling anyone to sanitize their hands before cuddling the little one. Babies have a very low immune system and are prone to infections. Therefore it is all the more crucial to be very mindful.When your baby is born 03

4. Take rest, book a massage for yourself and baby:

During the postpartum phase, the body goes through a lot of changes. Therefore it is necessary for all the new moms to take adequate rest. As a new mom, it can be quite stressful and be toiling to manage everything single-handedly right from household chores t0 nursing and caring for your baby, to taking care of yourself. Therefore take ample rest, both physically and mentally. After all, the wellbeing of the mother is directly related to the wellbeing of your child. Book a masseur for yourself and for your baby, toning the body after delivery is very important as it helps in getting the firmness back. Moreover, this can also leave a relaxing and refreshing effect on your mind and body. Just like a mother needs the massage, babies also need oiling. It helps in strengthening of bones and muscles.

5. Hire a nurse and create storage for baby’s things:

This is particularly important for couples living in a nuclear family. It should be one of your first priorities to hire a professionally trained nurse to take care of your little one during the initial phase. You will definitely need support when it comes to bathing your infant, washing the soiled clothes, arranging them, helping you in feeding the baby, caring and nursing them. Consequently, you’ll also have to figure out or create a storage facility for the baby’s things. Keep in mind that baby accessories, toys and clothes need ample amount of space. Hence have a separate cupboard especially for your baby, and ideally, don’t club it with anything else.When your baby is born 04

This is particularly important for couples living in a nuclear family. It should be one of your first priorities to hire a professionally trained nurse to take care of your little one during the initial phase. You will definitely need support when it comes to bathing your infant, washing the soiled clothes, arranging them, helping you in feeding the baby, caring and nursing them. Consequently, you’ll also have to figure out or create a storage facility for the baby’s things. Keep in mind that baby accessories, toys and clothes need ample amount of space. Hence have a separate cupboard especially for your baby, and ideally, don’t club it with anything else.

6. Do all the necessary paperwork and insurance:

Amidst all this excitement it is quite human to you to forget the necessary paperwork and insurance. But do take out time, sit with your partner and complete all the necessary paperwork and formalities relating to insurance. Maintaining and balancing your finances prudently special during this phase is very important.When your baby is born 05

 

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