Most of the time, we try to do many things at once, we have to go to work, get the shopping, do the housework and keep in touch with friends and family. We may thus become very good at multi-tasking.
This is very useful when you have a baby, especially if you already have an older child, but if it is at all possible, don’t forget to find some time to be just you and the new baby.
There is nothing quite like being uninterrupted and doing nothing when you and your new baby are together. It is difficult these days for us to believe that it is all right to do nothing, but that is exactly what is a good thing to do with a newborn. Just sit and relax holding your baby close and cuddling. You can talk or sing to them, or if you prefer, just sitting quietly is good too. You will both benefit from the relaxation and closeness, and your baby will be comforted by your warmth and touch.
Don’t allow the pace of life to stop you from having this experience – new babies don’t stay new for very long, so take advantage of it while you can.