Settling into life with your newborn baby can be a challenge. But if you can get a routine in place which is full of fun and if you can create a great bond between you both, the process will be so much more rewarding for you both.
Here are five steps for creating a successful baby routine.
When your baby enters the world, everything is new to them. There will be people everywhere and sights, sounds, and smells that they will not have experienced when they were comfortably living in your womb. Here are some little rituals you can include in your daily routine and that can help you get to know your new baby.
When you become a new parent, there are a lot of new skills that you will develop. You’ll have a lot of people telling you to do things in certain ways, and you’ll often question whether you are doing something right, or if you should even be doing some things at all.
One of these things is swaddling your newborn baby. You may not know how to do it. If you’ve been shown, watched videos, or read books on how to do it, you still may worry that you’re doing it wrong.
Your baby might not seem to like being swaddled, and you might end up not feeling comfortable with it. In all of the doubts that you have around swaddling, you may wonder if you should swaddle your newborn at all...
After waiting for 40 long, long weeks to meet your bundle of joy, the moment finally arrives, and at last, they’re here! You come home from the hospital, ready to start your new life as a parent, but now what? How do you navigate life with a newborn baby? Why do they cry all the time? Will you sleep ever again? These are perfectly reasonable questions that have been asked by parents across the world since the beginning of time.
Newborn babies don’t sleep in the same way that adults do. They will experience many cycles in their sleep each night, including lots of periods of lighter REM sleep where the brain is more active. This means that your baby is more likely to wake up during the night and may need help in getting back to sleep. There are other factors that cause newborn babies not to sleep for long periods - read our blog for more.