How To Handle Guests Visiting Your Newborn
With truckloads of changes and challenges after the entry of a baby in their lives, new parents have to deal with anxiety from people too. Everyone from family, friends, acquaintances and neighbours gets excited to visit you. Well, of course they are excited because of the baby, but it is the parents who have to deal with everything that corresponds to visitors.
Here are some tips to manage things well and ease your anxiety.
1. Taking care of the outfit
You might not want to wear dresses or outfits just to appear well. Comfort comes first, and mommies especially should take care of their comfort over everything else. Choose something that is comfortable for you and presentable. Do not worry what the guests might think because you are the one who went through labour and you deserve to be at ease in your own home.
2. Divide your duties
When it comes to taking care of household chores, attending the guests and taking care of the needs of the baby, it is NOT the sole responsibility of the mother or any one of the parents. As life partners, parents should be partners in everything and help each other as much as they can.
3. The state of the house
Keeping your place hygienic is important. But you should not really fret about perfection in terms of management of things, placement of furniture and matching curtains. Having just given birth to a baby and adjusting into that life is a big deal and taking care of these duties is enough for that time. Do not stress over anything else, not even if you have visitors.
4. Ask for help
There is no shame in calling your family or friends for help. You might need help for anything and it is absolutely okay. If they are well-meaning, they would definitely understand.
5. Get help from visitors as well. And communicate!
When you have a lot of visitors, do not hesitate to seek their assistance in little things. You might also ask them to bring food while they come over or get their help in running errands or anything else you want to get done. Also, communicate with them if you feel tired or sleepy or do not want them to visit at a certain time of the day. Ask them politely to come over some other time.
6. Make sure the visitors do not have the flu
Be very careful about your baby’s safety. Make sure that your guests do not have flu or any other contagious disease. They should not be wearing heavy perfume and neither should they smoke in your house. If they do not seem to be careful about all these things, go ahead and tell them.