Congratulations! Your bundle of joy has finally arrived. After nine long months, you’ve managed to get through the not so pleasurable morning sickness, food cravings and relentless toilet breaks. Now you are firmly in the bubble of new-born bliss and are about to start your new adventure of a lifetime together. Life as you knew it has changed, but nothing has ever seemed more important than giving your little one the best start in life.
With the mixed emotions and tiredness of those first few days weeks, you may now be asking yourself – ‘what next.’ To assist with navigating the initial ascent into parenthood, we’ve pulled together a quick guide to help you with those burning questions, because the fact is no baby comes with a manual.
One of the most talked about and perhaps controversial topics that you’ll probably continue to discuss for the next five or more years. In those first few weeks, your baby will pretty much be snoozing around the clock. Approximately 16 to 18 hours in every 24-hour period, new-borns have unique sleep patterns because they haven’t yet developed a sense of day and night.
We suggest making the most of this time in those early days by getting plenty of rest – allow yourself to catch up on those boxsets and shopping for baby clothes, the mess can wait and before you know it your little one will be in a strict sleep routine and on the move, so take the break whilst you can.
When it comes to every part of our child’s development, you naturally only want the very best for them and this applies to everything from equipment, toys, clothes and of course feeding. For the first six months of their life, your baby relies purely on milk for nutrients and calories to help them grow and develop, amazing, right?
Choosing the right formula can be a total minefield but thankfully Organic’s Best has done the hard work for you by sourcing the most trustworthy formula and snack brands. Stocking the most stringent and organically certified formulas, you can buy everything from anti-reflux to the different stages of milk your child needs as they grow. Available to buy in bulk with a very swift delivery time Organic’s Best make it hassle and stress free.
We have no doubt that you will sit and marvel at your little one for hours on end. Cooing at every tiny stretch and dashing to their side at every squawk. Be sure to take the time to take in their faces and them see yours, as they’re getting familiar with their new outside world!
Keep talking to your baby and the array of visitors that will no doubt come along, as baby has been listening to your voice inside the womb and will see this as comfort. Cuddle your baby skin on skin and just enjoy these very precious moments. Bonding time is important for both you and baby so be sure to embrace it.
Before you know it your once tiny little creation will be six months old and a giggling, sitting and perhaps nearly crawling bundle of chaos. This can be a very fun time for parents but also daunting as it means your little one needs extra calories and it’s time to start weaning! The thought of your precious little one eating solids (purees to begin with) can be a scary time for the most confident of parents, even if they’ve done it before.
We suggest stocking up on organic baby snacks and purees from a trusted brand that have been made to the right size and consistency for little ones to suck and chew. Watch in delight and wonder at their face as they try new flavours, it can be a fun and messy time and we suggest trying to ride the messy wave. Never leave a little one by themselves when eating and always ensure they’re sitting in a highchair for safety.
The first few months of you and your baby’s life can be a rollercoaster, but don’t sweat the small stuff, and remember that you know your baby better than anyone, so if you ever have any concerns your health practitioner will only be too happy to help.