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    Default what kind of help would you like a friend to offer?

    hello

    My friend just had her first bub!! He is the cutest baby, so exciting.

    We are both from overseas - so no family around. They have just been back home and I want to offer her some help.
    Not sure what to offer though?! What do you need in the first weeks of your first baby??

    I told her to let me know if she needs anything but would like to be a little more specific so she knows I mean it

    Her mum will come around in 7 weeks.

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    I would recommend cooking meals... I think even just dropping off fresh bread/milk. I used to find that exhausting. What should take not even 5 minutes, could've easily take half an hour. I had a cleaner to start with, not sure how others would feel about a friend cleaning their house??

    What a considerate friend you are!

    ETA I would also just drop off meals, quite often woman can feel bad about asking for anything, even if they did want help?!.

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    I would loved to have some meals cooked for me
    I had help with the housework for the first few weeks as a mum and that was very helpful also.

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    All I'm going to say from "my" own experience is food. Home cooked meals, anything. I was not prepared for this at all and it was not good. If only I took the advice off bubhub and prepared frozen meals leading up to the birth

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    Some yummy home cooked meals? Maybe some freezer friendly dinners? Some helping hands with cleaning?

    These are some things my Mum did for me and it was the most amazing thing ever!!!! I got so much useless "stuff" but someone to actually help me with the day to day things was so much help.

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    Ha 4 replies at the exact same time for home cooked meals haha

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    I agree with the others - dropping off some home cooked meals is a great idea, and I would have loved it when I first had DD

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    Meals. Offer to pick up as basket of laundry, wash it, dry it, fold it and take it back.

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    I so agree with the meals. That is a godsend. Fresh and frozen into meal sizes is great too.

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    I agree, meals either fresh or easily frozen. They were the best help I got


 

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