Visits to the Newborn – Basic Manual of Etiquette

Of course, the arrival of a baby is a beautiful moment! But when she gets a baby, the woman gets tired. Whichever delivery , cesarean or normal delivery leaves the youngest mother more in order to rest. Not to mention that enjoying the baby and knowing who lived in the womb for 9 months is all good! The magic moment is so intense that it can really catch dad, grandparents, uncles and friends. But know that there are rules to meet the new member of the family and this little being who just arrived in the world. Rules of etiquette that are indispensable in postpartum and also for the safety of the new baby. Want to know what they are? Then check it out!

  • If you want to know the baby, whether by affinity with the parents or out of love, then do it with a certain amount of time after delivery, that is, if you want to go to maternity and you were not invited to do so, then hold the wave, don’t volunteer! For some moms, receiving visits at the maternity hospital is not a nice thing. Even more so if you go with your husband together. This is a very exhausting and adapting moment. So if you’re intimate enough, ask when you can visit.

  • Never and under no circumstances go to the home of a parturient and her newborn with any type of disease that can be contagious. For example: flu, virus, conjunctivitis, etc. Preserving the health of the mother and also avoiding contact of these diseases for the newborn who does not yet have immunity is essential.

  • If you don’t have enough habit or intimacy with mom and dad then don’t ask to get the baby. Expect it to offer. And know that even if you have already taken a shower it is necessary to wash your hands always before catching the child. Avoid kissing the baby and also holding the baby’s hands.

  • The visit must be as short as possible. I know that a newborn is very nice, but in these cases it really has to be brief. So, no more waiting to spend the day, have lunch, snacks and dinner ok? Oh and always call and book a day or let me know when you can go.

  • Take a treat for the baby, even if you’ve already given something before or at the baby shower, it’s a good tone and mom will be happy.

What else to avoid when visiting the newborn?

  • Avoid going with an unknown man. For mom it can be uncomfortable and embarrassing. Usually, in the immediate postpartum period, mom stays in pajamas or nightgown even if she goes home. So if you are a new boyfriend, or even a cousin or your brother, your leave him at home.

  • Feedings are an intimate time for mom and baby so avoid staying when it’s time for the baby to breastfeed, leave them alone.

  • Children … There, this is a problem. If you are visiting a new mom, the ideal is to call and ask if the child can go. But if the child is one of those peraltas and has no one to leave with, then leave to visit another time, when there is someone to be with her.

  • Strong perfume is the 3rd! It can irritate the baby’s sensitive mucosa so choose not to use it. And if you smoke, avoid before the visit to avoid getting a strong odor.

  • Souvenirs, nothing to fill your hand when leaving! normally mom does it even for the first few visits and there is always a limited number of 1 per person. Unless the hostess gives you more in your hand or insists on taking more. This usually happens when it is a candy or something and still don’t overdo it.

Anyway, they are small tips that can help when visiting a friend or even a close relative and avoid certain constraints. Celebrating with Mom this moment is great! Go and show all the affection that this moment brought you and above all the friendship and how happy you are for this very unique event of the baby’s arrival .

See also: Newborn Bath – Unforgettable Moment

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My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother.

Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

Dr. Alexis Hart

My name is Dr. Alexis Hart I am 38 years old, I am the mother of 3 beautiful children! Different ages, different phases 16 years, 12 years and 7 years. In love with motherhood since always, I found it difficult to make my dreams come true, and also some more after I was already a mother. Since I imagined myself as a mother, in my thoughts everything seemed to be much easier and simpler than it really was, I expected to get pregnant as soon as I wished, but it wasn’t that simple. The first pregnancy was smooth, but my daughter’s birth was very troubled. Joana was born in 2002 with a weight of 2930kg and 45cm, from a very peaceful cesarean delivery but she had already been born with congenital pneumonia due to a broken bag not treated with antibiotics even before delivery.

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