Yes you are all excited that the new baby is finally here, and yes you desperately want to see the newborn and hold him and kiss him. But do know that often new mothers and fathers require some space and time before they are ready to welcome visitors. They too need time to bond with the newborn after all! So when visitors come endlessly, they will lose opportunities to bond with their own child. Therefore be considerate at all times. You can always call about the best time to visit. If they tell you that they are not ready for visitors just yet, don’t take things personally. Understand that they too want to share the joy of this incredible event with you, but to do that well, they will need a few more days and weeks.
Bring along a thoughtful gift
You cannot go empty handed to see a newborn baby! Make sure you buy a thoughtful present for the little one, and also for the new parents. Keep in mind that friends and relatives shower new babies with lots of presents! So try to ask the parents about the gifts that they prefer to get before you buy anything. You can get in touch with a florist delivery service in your area when you hear about the birth and send some beautiful blooms to the new mother. It will certainly lift her moods and cheer her up!
Offer your help
New babies are so delightful and precious, but oh they give you so much work to do! Nappy changes multiple times a day, so many piles of laundry, several feeding and burping sessions and endless sleepless nights all come with a newborn baby! Your friends will certainly be exhausted during the first few months after giving birth. In order to ease their burden, you can offer to do some help around the house for them if they prefer. Buy laundry for them, clean their house or even offer to babysit while your friend takes a break! These will be highly appreciated for sure!
Be positive So many people assume that the new parents are actually quite ignorant about the ways that babies are raised so they try to find fault with every single thing that the parents do. Most of them do it with good intentions, but the avalanche of unsolicited advice can get on anyone’s nerves in the first few months! So try to be positive and encouraging and you will be able to make your friends beam with pleasure and happiness!