Once the new baby has arrived it’s now time to celebrate – friends and family will want to meet the baby and the new mum and dad will want to show off their latest arrival.
Well… yes, this is true. But remember that the new mum has just gone through labour, which isn’t called that for nothing and she may be exhausted after sleepless nights and a crying baby. The house may be in a mess and the last thing the new parents want is to deal with a stream of visitors.
But, the upside is that visitors can help – don’t go there expecting to be looked after; offer to get the meal, or better still, offer to bring a meal with you so that they know they don’t need to worry about it. Or suggest that you will come for a visit and will bring the shopping the new parents need, so saving them some time.
There are lots of little things you can do to help out and make your visits truly welcome and so that you can get to know the new baby, such as bringing him/her a new baby gift basket.
And yes – it is time to celebrate – how about some champagne for the new parents perhaps with an offer to watch the baby for an evening, so they can really relax with the bottle of bubbly and a film, while you do the work.