The first few weeks of a baby’s life are about getting to know each other. It’s a time for the whole family to bond and for new parents to get used to this momentous change. You’re a parent! Happily, a newborn’s needs are pretty simple. They need lots of love and cuddles, lots of feeding and lots of sleep. Don’t expect any set routine; it’s a time to just go with the flow.

The first few weeks with a new baby can be bewildering. You may feel like you’re in survival mode, just coping with the relentless cycle of feeding, changing and tending to your baby’s many needs. There’s no routine, everything’s unpredictable and your hormones are raging. There’s no manual to follow, no coffee break, hardly even a toilet break! Rest assured that this is normal.

Hard and all as it may be to see through the fog, the first few weeks with your baby is a time to be treasured. Try to enjoy it as much as you can. In years to come you’ll look back on these days as a golden time.

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