Relax while your newborn sleeps
New mums need their rest, so why not try to take your own nap while baby is napping? A baby monitor will alert you when they stir, so you won’t miss a thing.
Enjoy eye contact
Baby will love watching your face, and might even copy you if you stick your tongue out. They will also like looking at bright colors and patterns.
Have everything ready
Keep a diaper bag packed, so you and baby can get up and go whenever you want to. Put in things like diapers, a change of clothes and some rash cream.
Get out and about
Newborns love gentle movement and going for a walk is a great way to soothe them. Choose a first stroller that lets your newborn face you so they can be reassured by the sight of you.
Have fun in the car
Once they’re safely buckled in their car seat, sing baby a tune as you drive along to keep them entertained. Soon you might find them joining in with their own little noises.