Are you going to visit newborn? Then be sure to read this article, in it you will find tips to make sure you don’t miss the visit.
The arrival of a baby is beautiful, isn’t it? But it touches the whole routine of the house and especially the mother, who gets very tired, no matter what the birth has been.
Everyone is very anxious about the arrival of that “little being” who was so expected for 9 months. But we have to be careful when visiting.
1. Home visit or hospital?
Visiting a newborn in hospital is still the mother’s preference, because of the practicality of being able to count on all the support of the nurses for the care of the baby, for not having to worry about the organization and cleaning of the house, or what to serve. I particularly think this is a great option, but it was not the case with me. Most of them came home, and look for no time to leave, even relatives. It’s very nice to welcome everyone, but it’s exhausting, especially the first few months. The best is after the mother has passed the shelters and is adapted to the new life.
2. Call before you show up
Receiving a surprise visit is not very pleasant, especially with newborns at home. Call before you show up, and try to arrange the best time with the family. Your baby doesn’t have a set sleeping time yet and you can ring the bell right at nap time, which is also one of the few moments the mother has to enjoy and rest.
3. Do not take children
It may sound a little strong, but the little ones always want to pick up, kiss, run around the house, make a lot of noise, not pleasing much. It’s the normal, expected behavior. If you are a family member, talk to them first so that they don’t get into an awkward situation, and be brief when visiting.
4. Don’t go if you’re sick
This topic needs no explanation, but it is still good to remember. As he is newborn, he has just arrived in the world, he does not yet have a fully developed immune system, nor has he taken all the vaccines, so he is more susceptible to the action of viruses and bacteria. It is better to fully recover before meeting the newborn.
5. Do not smoke and do not use perfumes
6. Reinforced hygiene
Making use of alcohol-gel is neither freshness nor exaggeration. If you do not wash your hands well, this is virus and bacteria protection for both mother and baby. I bought it and left it well in sight, and always asked to pass before I took it.
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7. Quick visits
Visiting a newborn means the affection you have for your family, so you don’t have to stay for hours. Even because you don’t know how the baby’s night went. Try to be brief, when the baby falls asleep, it’s a time of rest for the parents. Stay only if requested.
8 Don’t take the baby’s hand, don’t kiss or hold the baby’s lap, in case the mother doesn’t want to
Our hands touch several objects during the day, so avoid picking up the little one’s fingers and don’t kiss him either. Pick up his lap, only if his mother offers. Because they are unprotected, they can be sources of viruses and bacteria.
9. Avoid advice and guesses
In the first weeks, it is still the adaptation phase to the new role, avoid making the mother angry, insecure, sad. I’ve been bored several times, and I don’t like to be guessed at.
10. Don’t take pictures if the mother won’t allow
Always ask permission to photograph and especially post photos on social networks. It’s beautiful, cute, but some families don’t like it.
11. it’s not a party, especially if it’s the night
12. Time to breastfeed
Time to breastfeed is sacred, so if you realize you are in the moment, say goodbye and go to a quiet place, especially when you don’t have much practice.
I hope you enjoyed it!
Hugs, Mayara Figueredo!