Ask the hospital nursery personnel to show you how to change, swaddle, and bathe your baby.
You will become the expert on your own baby.
When it comes to your partner, communication and support are key.
Don’t let anyone push you away from your baby — not your mother-in-law, your mate, or your boss.
Don’t let “help” become interference. Relatives who want to help can be a mixed blessing.
You can take your baby anywhere, so don’t get caught up in fretting about what you can’t do.
When you’ve checked out every possible reason for discomfort, know that babies sometimes just need to blow off steam while you look at them adoringly, but also know your limits.
How do you play with a young baby? By looking and talking to them, they’ll look right back.
When times are trying, keep this in mind: This baby will be grown up before you know it.
Make it a daily habit to play with your new baby, check out their tiny little feet, play peekaboo, sing, and read.