Taking your Baby Home
The time has come for you to take your new baby home, we have a few tips to help make it an exciting and stress-free experience.
- Feed your new baby just before getting ready to leave the hospital
- Make sure you have that very important car seat
- Clean clothes for the baby – baby grow, socks, hat and blanket
- You also need to be comfortable in the clothes you wear
- When you get home, take your baby for a walk around the house, his new house
- You might be a little nervous handling your baby at home – trust yours self, you will be fine
- Most new babies object to being dressed, find a soft and warm place, keep your hand on his belly for reassurance and relax
- Skin to skin will help with bonding and also calm a baby down – dad can do this too
- Take all the help you can get, spend the first week feeding, eating, sleeping and remember dad needs to bond with his baby too
- Prepare everything before you start bathing your baby, cotton wool, nappy, baby wash, face cloth and towel
- You can bath your baby in the sink or your bath, always check the temperature of the water
- Keep your hand under his neck to support his head at all times
Trust yourself, you and your baby are going to be just fine!
"Usually, there are various preparations done when it's time to bring the baby home. Baby stuff such as clothing, cribs, toys and baby bottles are usually ready at home. Even baby car seats are sometimes ready the moment your little angel is brought home. However, the experience of actually having to transfer the baby from the hospital all the way to your home can sometimes be a little stressful. Below, you will find helpful tips to make this experience a memorable and happy hassle-free one.
The time has come for you to take your new baby home, we have a few tips to help make it an exciting and stress-free experience."