After months of patience and hours of labor, a mother finally experiences the ultimate moment that she has been waiting for the past 9 months: Meeting her ‘Bundle of Joy’!
However, just after the delivery, new mums and their babies don’t go about their business directly and fall into a regular routine. There’s a lot which happens after the birth of a baby, especially in first 24 hours.
Delivering a baby isn’t that easy
In fact, it is one of the most challenging things that a person could ever do. For that particular reason, new mums are going to feel uncomfortable right after delivery. For mummies who delivered normally or vaginally, soreness and pain will be experienced in the crotch zone.
If there was a tear or an episiotomy was required, that soreness will likely be greater. Mothers who had a C-section will experience aching in their abdomen.
You've probably heard about the fact that a newborn baby’s basic function is to eat, poop, cry and sleep. Sounds easy, isn’t it?
It may become simple, but there are chances that it won't seem that easy at the beginning. Knowing what are the things your baby requires when, and how much of it, can be a great challenge.
Many parents find out that maintaining a regular schedule or routine with their baby makes life much smoother.
As a parent, it is advisable that you should have a plan for your regular days which you are gonna spend with your little one. And your baby will anyway know what to expect from you — such as, getting a bottle after her morning nap, then playtime or a small outing.
Noting down your newborn’s eating, playing, sleeping times can give you a clear picture of her natural habits or rhythms and allows you to pinpoint her developing patterns. In the days following the delivery, many parents start to note it down when their baby feeds, when she poops and pees when she sleeps, the duration, and so on.
Also, to log your baby's regular routine, you may use a computer spreadsheet, a notebook, or there are some great apps out there, such as Trixie Tracker, Baby Bundle, or Feed Baby.