Bringing Baby Home: Four Ways to Manage Visitors

March 19, 2013

Bringing your new baby home for the first time can be one of the most exciting moments in your life! Before you ease into the calm and comfort of your home sweet home, prepare to be greeted by supportive friends and family. At times, it’s lovely to have visitors, but let’s be honest, it can also be exhausting. Blogger Amy Morrison recently shared a post on managing guests after birth. Here are some tips to help you relax and get support needed to ease into motherhood.

1.) Ask For Help
It’s easy to be overwhelmed by all the new responsibilities of being a mom. Don’t hesitate to ask guests for help. They’ll be thrilled to lend a hand and help you and your bundle of joy get comfortable in your new home.

2.) Make the Visit
Every family has one (or five) people who tend to visit for just a bit longer than most might prefer. If you’re not up for a marathon chat, offer to make the trip to see that person yourself (with your little one, of course). This way, you can choose to keep the visit short and sweet, or linger little longer if you’d like.

3.) Spread Out Guests
It’s okay to space out your visitors (and we don’t mean a few hours apart). Feel free to take a few weeks to get the hang of being a mom, and limit the amount of guests you have during this time. You’re a new mom whose life has just taken an exciting turn. Take some time to simply enjoy the giggles, smiles, and incredible little being you have by your side.

4.) Place Your Order
After diaper changes, breastfeeding, cleaning, playing, giggling and cuddling, it’s easy to lose track of your own mealtime. Remember, eating well and staying hydrated is one of the best ways to maintain breast milk supply. So, say “yes” when visitors offer to bring over food. Moms deserve little treats too!

For more of Amy’s advice, read her Huffington Post article here.

How did you manage visitors after your baby was born? Share your advice in the comments below.

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