Posts tagged new mom
Postpartum Doula Tips: Baby's First Bath

Bringing your baby home is unlike any other experience you’ll ever have. It is a perfect combination of love, excitement, nerves, and even some fear. That is why having a postpartum doula is such an asset. We are there to meet you exactly where you’re at, help you honor that excitement while also calming the nerves.

One of the most nerve wrecking things you’ll go through as a brand new parent is that first bath. It doesn’t seem that difficult, but once you’re in it, you’re so scared you’ll hurt your baby, that your baby will be too cold, or that your baby will slip out of your hands! Add those nerves to your sleep deprivation and being sore from giving birth and you can imagine how overwhelming that moment can be.

This is why the first bath is one of my favorite moments to guide new parents through. It is a transitional moment, one that once completed, helps boost your confidence as a parent and strengthens your bond as a couple and a family.

Though each bath after that first gets easier and easier, it can still be a stressful process for several weeks or months. So here are a few tips from me to you on giving your baby a bath.

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Creating a Bedtime Routine for Your Baby

Are you ready to help your baby have smoother sleep at night?

Do you wish your baby would sleep longer stretches?

If so, you are not alone!

With so many different methods sleep training methods to consider, it can be overwhelming trying to get your baby on a schedule. So I want you to throw out the concept of a sleep training method and just focus on this one foundational element: a peaceful bedtime routine.

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Let's Talk About Postpartum Sex, Baby

Well this is a topic that people don’t typically talk about. And we can understand why. But with Valentine’s Day fast approaching we know a lot of new parents are making plans for gettin’ busy and we thought maybe, just maybe, sex after childbirth might be making some of you kind of anxious. 

Maybe your special someone has been dropping you some hints lately. Or maybe your six-week checkup is approaching and you’re wondering if your OB or Midwife will give you the green light. Wherever you’re at in this journey, at some point you will begin to feel ready to resume being sexually intimate with your partner, and we’re here to help you prepare.

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Calling All Sleep Deprived Parents

There's no way to sugar coat this... YOU NEED SLEEP. A lot of it... like yesterday. 

And if you need more sleep then there’s a good chance that your baby does too!

How do we know this? Because we work with parents like you every day.

We’ve been professionally trained to new parents and to help you get the sleep you need. Every day we see you, out running errands with your baby. We see the exhaustion in your eyes. We see the emotions on your face: irritation, frustration, guilt, anger, jealousy, sadness, anxiety, and fear.

We see you struggling and we are here to help.

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Visiting a New Baby - The Must Read Checklist

Your friend or family member just gave birth to the sweetest new bundle of love - Hooray! The newborn photos are filling your online feed and your eager to go visit. Before you go visit a brand new baby at home, take a look at our top tips for being the *best* kind of visitor. 

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