Subbing .. great thread!
Subbing .. great thread!
Newborn babies are EASY! Believe it, because it's true. All they do is eat and sleep and want their mummies. Just go with it, feed them when they're hungry (this is often constantly, don't let anyone try to convince you that babies eat every 3-4 hours coz it's simply not true), comfort them when them when they want comforting, and help them sleep when they're tired.
Sleep when your baby sleeps. DO IT! Because when you have baby 2 or 3 you cant do this anymore! Lol. So do it while you can. Forget the housework, do it when you can but it's not important, you and your baby bonding is important.
As for product recommendations, Wrap me up swaddles are great, I was a terrible swaddler so definitely needed the ready made ones. A fisher price cradle swing (priceless!) a good quality bouncy bouncer, and bonds/target wondersuits
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I didn't find a newborn easy either!
Looking back, DD was an easy baby, but I didn't find it easy at the time. I found life got easier month by month, but that was more to do with me adjusting than her - if that makes sense! I found the first 4 weeks the hardest, even if they were technically the easiest.
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My Nana gave me the greatest advice that I still remind myself of to this day. The more time you give to your bub the more time you will have for yourself. I would be rushing about trying to get bub to sleep or feed or whatever it might be, because I thought I had a million things that MUST be done, and of course bub was unsettled for the longest time and I got nothing at all done except to create a grumpy duo! But Nana came along and spent the time playing with her, taking time bathing her, took her out in the sun and fed her quietly and calmly and then wrapped her up and off she went to sleep for hours longer than I had achieved in 6 weeks! It took her a whole hour.... not 4 or 5 as it had sometimes taken me to get her to sleep for 1!!
Ask for help or accept help when it is offered.
The cloth nappies for puke rags thing.
Start a bedtime routine from day 1 (I did this with DD2 and she would be almost asleep by halfway through it! And she slept 8 hours a night from 6 weeks!).
Have a routine that suits you, bub will fall into it easier than you will cope with the one bub sets most of the time (loose is ok but have one).
Can't think of anymore.... yet!
Subscribing. Thanks to all who have written advice
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