One Mum's Story

10 tips for a smooth transition

In Daily schedule, Nursing on May 27, 2011 at 4:07 pm

A few things that made our new household of 3 run more smoothly:

  1.  As many naps in his crib in the first few days home the better, it’s very helpful when night time rolls around.
  2. Always refill the diaper bag when you get back home from a trip out. You’ll be ready to go for the next outing.
  3. Tucking a burp cloth under your bra during feeding helps to keep your clothes milk free if your little one doesn’t keep all the milk in his mouth.
  4. Don’t cut baby’s nails fresh out of the tub, they are too soft and it’s hard to tell between skin and nail. A glass nail file works well too.
  5. Take a picture of your little one every day. It is easy in the beginning to think that you won’t forget a second but as time flies by, as it does, you can forget those first few days and weeks.
  6. Drinking lots of water helps in more ways that I can count.
  7. Just relax; baby doesn’t know if you’re doing something “wrong” he loves you no matter what
  8. As soon as you put your little one down for a nap remember to, 1. Use the rest room and 2. Get something to eat. It’s easy to forget and only remember again once they wake up.
  9. Sleep when baby sleeps, an oldie but goodie.
  10. If you’re breast feeding make sure that your husband has his daddy only duties too. In our house, Ted is the one that gets up first and soothes Evan before he gives him to me to be fed. Ted is also the one that gets him ready for a bath while I run the tub. We both have our things we do so that Evan knows his routine and who does what… he loves it and anticipates the next step now.
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