5 Top Tips - Newborn | Bub Hub
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 6 of 6
  1. #1
    BH-KatiesMum's Avatar
    BH-KatiesMum is offline Community Manager
    Winner 2008 - The most optimistic poster
    Winner 2014 - Most Helpful Moderator
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Location
    Perth WA
    Posts
    22,324
    Thanks
    5,279
    Thanked
    5,714
    Reviews
    3
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Past Moderator
    200 Posts in a week100 Posts in a week

    Default 5 Top Tips - Newborn

    The October Challenge (and a little bit of Sept seeing as we currently donthave one) - every day I will post a '5 top tips' topic

    so post your 5 top tips for dealing with a newborn.

    What would you tell your bestie is the most important things to remember


    1 - sleep is everything. Sleep as often as possible
    2 - it doesnt matter how bad your house looks. sleep anyway
    3 - breast is not always best. Is only if you can manage it
    4 - accept help when people offer
    5 - join bubhub

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Country WA
    Posts
    6,472
    Thanks
    2,949
    Thanked
    2,840
    Reviews
    13
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    1. Sleep when you can, and put a note on the door saying so! And turn off your phone so
    people don't wake you.

    2. When people give you well meaning but outdated advice, just smile, nod and ignore it if it
    won't work for you. You know your baby better than anyone else.

    3. Trust your instincts. It can take a while to figure out what they want/need, but you'll get there.

    4. Be kind to yourself. We put so much pressure on ourselves to be the perfect mother, but
    there is no such thing. We all have good days and bad days and that's completely normal.
    So cherish the good days and forgive yourself for the bad.

    5. It's fine if you want to stay home. It's also fine if you want to go back to work. Do whatever
    works for your new family.

  3. The Following User Says Thank You to Californication For This Useful Post:

    babyno1onboard  (26-09-2015)

  4. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Posts
    3,271
    Thanks
    536
    Thanked
    1,840
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    1. Sleep, sleep, sleep!

    2. Take at least 5 mins to yourself every day. I did not do this. I should've

    3. Trust yourself - ignore any 'advice' that feels wrong to you.

    4. If BF does not work then it is ok.

    5. Enjoy the snuggles.

  5. #4
    Join Date
    Mar 2015
    Location
    wollongong
    Posts
    65
    Thanks
    30
    Thanked
    18
    Reviews
    0
    1 Sleep When Baby sleeps
    2 Get your Husband to do the housework
    3 let others help and trust dad more he knows why to do
    4 Keep in contact with a trusted friend its good to talk to someone other then family
    5 just take it easy and dnt everything " by the book" your the mum

  6. #5
    Join Date
    Aug 2014
    Posts
    1,888
    Thanks
    1,780
    Thanked
    1,246
    Reviews
    12
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    1. You can't hold a newborn too much!
    2. Sleep whenever you can.
    3. It's okay to feel overwhelmed. You and your baby are both new at this. Give yourself time.
    4. Housework can wait.
    5. Remember that you know your baby best.

  7. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2015
    Posts
    1,897
    Thanks
    2,040
    Thanked
    1,274
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by Californication View Post
    1. Sleep when you can, and put a note on the door saying so! And turn off your phone so
    people don't wake you.

    2. When people give you well meaning but outdated advice, just smile, nod and ignore it if it
    won't work for you. You know your baby better than anyone else.

    3. Trust your instincts. It can take a while to figure out what they want/need, but you'll get there.

    4. Be kind to yourself. We put so much pressure on ourselves to be the perfect mother, but
    there is no such thing. We all have good days and bad days and that's completely normal.
    So cherish the good days and forgive yourself for the bad.

    5. It's fine if you want to stay home. It's also fine if you want to go back to work. Do whatever
    works for your new family.
    Pretty much this!


 

Similar Threads

  1. Tips for me time??
    By Freyamum in forum Parents with large families
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 15-12-2015, 21:55
  2. Tips for TTC
    By MaryJane0240 in forum Male Infertility Issues
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 21-11-2014, 09:58
  3. Newborn settling bub tips
    By Pearlygirl in forum General Parenting Tips, Advice & Chat
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-11-2014, 12:11

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Free weekly newsletters | Sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
L'Oreal Professionnel
Want thicker, fuller hair? L'Oreal Professionnel
Serioxyl is a thinning hair program with personalised solutions to achieve thicker and denser looking hair with more volume. It's the perfect regime for fine hair types and women who experience changes in hair texture and density post pregnancy.
Visit the website to discover the Serioxyl range
featured supporter
Be In Blossom
We offer physiotherapy run pregnancy Pilates, pregnancy Aerobics, and Mummy Pilates & Baby Massage classes with a focus on optimising posture, body awareness, pelvic floor support, back care and maintaining fitness, aiming to assist women prepare and recover from their birth.
gotcha
X

Expecting your first baby?

Not sure what to do?

We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the
14 Pregnancy Must Dos!