Take Care of a New Mom (4-22-14)

Today’s Parenting Tip:

DECIDE:   To help a new mom be better able to take care of her baby.

PRACTICE:   Today, plan to give a baby present that is especially for the new mom. Assume the new baby has enough onesies, rattles, and blankets and shift your attention to mom.

Give her a gift of your time – you will watch the baby while she sleeps or takes a nice long bath (not so she can go to the grocery or clean the house). Give her a gift of a soft cuddly robe or a throw to wrap up in when feeding the baby or stealing a minute to herself on the couch.

New moms run on empty – not enough sleep, food, relaxation, or appreciation. (Babies don’t let you know you are doing a good job in the beginning.) Helping moms fill those gaps will help them take good care of their babies.

Today’s Decide and Practice daily parenting tip was inspired by our featured picture book, PHOEBE & DIGGER.  Read the book to a child in your life each day as a reminder of what you are deciding and practicing that day.

Come back each day for another good parenting decision and how to practice it. (Each day’s activity will also be posted on the Daily Parenting Tips page for easy access.)

Read the whole story at Making Children Feel Safe and Important, Part 1.

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