How To Help A New Mom The Few Days After Delivery
The first few days after bringing a newborn home can be surreal and at once perfectly peaceful and totally chaotic. If your partner is the one who gave birth, you might feel like you’re scrambling around, trying to figure out how you can be useful. The new mommy may not be in any condition to give clear instructions—she’s exhausted, overwhelmed and doesn’t even really know what she needs. But there are a lot of small things you can do the first few days after delivery that will make a world of a difference to a new mom. These could range from tying up loose ends from pre-baby life that you didn’t manage to finish in time for the baby, to making a few arrangements so that life is comfortable for the woman who just spent who knows how many hours in labor. Here are things you can do after the first few days of delivery to make your partner’s life easier.
Keep the house as quiet as possible
The new mom needs to sleep as much as she can between nursing sessions. Your new baby will cry for a feeding every few hours, so keeping the house silent in between those cries is crucial. Turn the volume off on the landline. Cancel the gardeners who would usually be blowing leaves outside at this time. Put a sign on the front door asking that nobody knock or ring the doorbell—if you’re expecting them, they can text you to let you know they’re outside.