Babys First Days at Home

The moment that you have waited for has finally arrived: the day you bring your newborn baby home from the hospital. Like all other expectant parents you will have spent the last nine months preparing for this day. You will have a baby room full of everything a newborn could possibly want. You will have read book after book on a wide magnitude of baby topics from what to name your baby to when you can expect those first words. You will have walked and paced the length of baby's room, imagining your little bundle sleeping peacefully in her crib. Now the moment has arrived. In the crib lies your sleeping baby and the most exciting adventure of life is about to begin.

The first few days home from the hospital are just as important to you as they are to your baby. As new parents you will have gone through an exciting birth that will have left you breathless and exhilarated.

During your first days at home it may be wise to limit the amount of visitors that you welcome into your home. You need time to recuperate and settle into the routine that a sleeping, feeding, and often crying baby brings into your life.

As a new mother you will need to pay particular attention to the way that you are feeling so that those "baby blues" don't creep up and surprise you unexpectedly. It is normal to feel a bit out of sorts and sad for the first couple of weeks after giving birth. Your body is going through some major physical changes after the birth of your baby. Your hormones will be changing and you likely will be feeling a lack of sleep. You should be patient with yourself, understand that all these feelings are normal, and that in a couple of weeks things will feel better for you.

If you find that you are feeling more and more depressed, and find it difficult to care for yourself and your family, you should consult your doctor so that he/she can determine if you are suffering from a condition called postpartum depression. While not serious, postpartum depression can leave a new mother despondent, tired, and subject to emotional swings and loss of appetite. The effects of giving birth, hormone changes and the lifestyle changes of having a newborn (not sleeping, being indoors a lot, responsibilities of caring for a baby) can lead to a bout of the baby blues. Baby blues are usually short lived and go away without treatment.

During the first few days at home your family will be adjusting to the additional member of your family. If you have other children at home you may be dealing with feelings of jealousy as the new baby takes center stage. Make sure that you include your other children in the day-to-day activities that are part of the new baby's routine. Let older children help with diaper changing, feeding, and just sitting and holding the new baby if they are old enough to do so.

This is your time to adjust to the changes in your life and settle into a comfortable routine...at least for the moment!

Tim Robinson's report, "Baby's First Year: What Every New Parent Needs To Know" will make sure you have everything you need to know to provide for your child. Just visit for a sneak peak at what the guide will share with you.

In The News:


The Advertiser

Having a newborn will be a big adjustment for everybody, especially for our little toddler, writes Natalie De Nadai
The Advertiser
I plan to buy a doll as a welcoming gift from the baby to our toddler, making sure she can feed it, change its nappies and take it for walks in a pram. I've spoken to a lot of friends and colleagues who have children and they have passed on tips from ...


TIME

A Hilarious Viral Video Reveals the Epic All-Night Slumber Party These Twin Toddlers Had
TIME
According to WILX 10, Jonathan and Susana Balkin discovered that their mischievous twin toddler sons Andrew and Ryan were having an epic slumber party into the wee hours of the morning instead of sleeping. After climbing out of their cribs in their ...
Camera Catches 2-Year-Old Twins Having Epic Party After BedtimeHuffington Post

all 67 news articles »

WGN-TV

Fire that killed baby, toddler started by accident, investigators say
WGN-TV
CHICAGO - A fast-moving house fire that killed a baby girl and a toddler on the city's South Side is being declared an accident by investigators. Firefighters believe the family was using a stove-top and oven to heat the basement apartment of a two ...

and more »

WRAL.com

Toddler, infant found stabbed to death in Hoke County; father charged
WRAL.com
Raeford, N.C. — A toddler and days-old infant who were reported missing Friday following a domestic incident in Fayetteville were found stabbed to death early Saturday in Hoke County, and their father is charged with their deaths, Sheriff Hubert ...
Father accused in fatal stabbing of 2 daughters in North CarolinaWABC-TV

all 62 news articles »

Why you should never let your baby or toddler play with your mobile phone
Mirror.co.uk
This constant use, however, may be damaging our babies and young children. Mobile phones using 3G, 4G and Wifi communicate through electromagnetic fields. There has been much public concern regarding the possible effects (cancer, neurological ...


Telegraph.co.uk

The 10 best beach holidays in Europe for families with babies and toddlers
Telegraph.co.uk
Babies and toddlers love a good beach – there's so much to explore, so much to do! From digging for hours to taking their first tentative steps into the sea, watching a young child on the first beach holiday is a joy. When travelling with such young ...


Essential Baby

Ed Sheeran lookalike toddler has the internet losing its mind
Essential Baby
Aunt Stacey Walton added, "Everyone comments saying how she's a mini Ed, and I call her baby Sheeran. She loves his music and tries to sing along to the words and has a dance." Twitter is now abuzz with Isla fans. One tweet asked, "Why does this baby ...
Meet the adorable 2-year-old who looks EXACTLY like Ed Sheeran… and loves his music, tooThe Sun
The youngster looks like singer Ed Sheeran due to her hair and expressionDaily Mail

all 79 news articles »

OK! Magazine

Katie Piper opens up about raising toddler Belle on Mother's Day: "It's challenging, tiring and amazing!"
OK! Magazine
Katie also recently opened up about feeling broody, telling the Mail Online: "I keep seeing babies all the time and it's that realisation that Belle is not a baby anymore. "She's a person who FaceTime's me and talks to me and she's out of nappies. I ...

and more »

County Library Hosts Baby & Toddler Storytimes - Cape May County ...
Cape May County Herald
The Cape May County Library invites babies, birth to 2 years old, and their caregivers to Baby & Toddler Storytimes held at four of our locations in March.

and more »

Newmarket Journal

Journal Baby & Toddler Competition 2017
Newmarket Journal
Calling parents of bonny babies and cute kids! The Journal has got together with a nationwide mobile photography company to offer a free photo session for your child and the chance to win a stunning portrait. Photographers from the Photography Company, ...

Google News

Baby Shower Hostess Etiquette

Does baby shower hostess etiquette allow for gift suggestions, if... Read More

What Happens When During the Baby Shower?

To be precise, anything can happen anytime as long as... Read More

Infant Circumcision

If circumcision were a choice I had to have made,... Read More

Etiquette for Baby Shower

Etiquette for baby shower used to be quite rigid, but... Read More

Dozens of Baby Shower Themes

Choosing baby shower themes is the first step in planning... Read More

Perfect Baby Shower Idea List for Necessity Type Baby Gifts

Perfect Baby shower idea lists for necessity type baby gifts.... Read More

Baby Cold Symptoms and How to Treat Them

Remember how miserable you felt when you last had a... Read More

What to Look For When Choosing Baby Furniture

If you're a new parent, be aware that you baby... Read More

A Birth Announcement That Is Both Practical and Sentimental

The best birth announcement is both practical and sentimental. Welcome... Read More

Wheres My Mother of The Year Award?

With orange juice spilled over the kitchen table, Playdough in... Read More

Baby Yoga and Me

Having carried a sizable bump around for a very long,... Read More

Tips for Decorating Your Babys Nursery

Decorating your child's nursery is an exciting experience. Your little... Read More

Baby?s First Shoes: How to Choose the Right Ones

Any parent of an active toddler has asked this question:... Read More

The Average Growth In Babies

Growth charts are tools your pediatrician can use to keep... Read More

Your Baby?s Nursery ? What You Will Need

As an expectant mother, you are full of excitement and... Read More

Potty Training Resistance - Is Your Child Resisting Your Potty Training Efforts?

Potty Training ResistanceFrom your perspective, your child is resisting all... Read More

Baby Gift Guide

Having a baby is one of the most amazing things... Read More

How to Buy Used Baby Clothes Online!

There are multitudes of ways to purchase used clothing for... Read More

The Scoop on Giving Your Baby Juice

Many moms like to think that as soon as their... Read More

How To Stop Toddlers From Biting

It is an unfortunate fact of life but, unfortunately, toddlers... Read More

Theory of Child Cognitive Development

Jean Piaget has allowed us many insights into child cognitive... Read More

How to Make a Lovely Baby Shower Cake

Baby shower cakes are terrific centerpieces for showers. Guests always... Read More

Baby Shower Party Decorations to Liven up Your Baby Shower

An excellent source of information providing the perfect baby shower... Read More

Unusual Baby Boy Names - Finding Exotic and Unique Baby Names

Unusual baby boy names and finding exotic and unique baby... Read More

Breast Feeding Basics For Your Newborn Baby

It is a myth that bottle-feeds and breast-feeding is equally... Read More