Etiquette When Visiting A New Mom
If your friend or a close relative has just given birth, it is usual for people to go see the new mom and the new baby. In most cases, the new parent’s hospital room will be full of people, teddy bears, roses and many other things and this can be very overwhelming. It is important for you to remember that giving birth or even adopting a baby are experiences that can be overwhelming, fearful, stressful and can give rise to a host of other emotions. It is important for the new parents to have some time alone where they can spend time with their new baby and get to know the new member of the family.
Speak to the parents before visiting
It is important for you to try and call the new parents or even the grand parents to ask if it is convenient to visit the new parents. It is important for you to go when it is convenient for the new parents and not when you have the time off work.
It is customary to take a gift when you go. When choosing a great baby products, choose a gift that is practical, useful and will help the parents to save a little money in the coming months because the financial hit that parents take when they have a new baby is like nothing they expected and therefore, every little helps. Therefore, every little helps. You can take things like baby bibs, baby clothing or even nappies with you when you go.
The new parents will be likely to appreciate these gifts a lot more than all the fancy, expensive yet unnecessary gifts that other people will be bringing them such as “best mom” or “best dad mugs, tee shirts, house coats and such because at this point something as simple as baby play mats will be much appreciated.
The sad part is that the new parent’s lives will be upside down for the next few weeks and yet, people will be visiting them nonstop which can be a very big nuisance. In those first weeks, the new mom will be so tired and drained that she may not even have time to shower or groom herself but people constantly arriving at her doorstep means she will have to which can be an added burden. Always ask ahead, ask the parents will there is anything that you can bring them, offer some lunch because many new parents may not even have time to eat during those first few months.