A day in the life of a baby
Becoming a new mum can be a daunting prospect as you adjust to new routines and lifestyles. Your little one relies on you to keep them alive, happy and well. It is your responsibility as mum to provide your child with the love and care they need to live a healthy life.
Whether it is your first, second or third child, welcoming your little one into the world is an exciting time and should be celebrated. As you grow your family, you will quickly realise that your new born baby gets up to much more than just sleeping and gurgling.
As soon as your baby enters the world, you will find yourself in a crazy whirlwind as your adjust to life with a new born. As a mum, you will have a strong bond with your little one and you will feel like you have known your baby for your whole life. Time will pass by so quickly as you enjoy every moment with your new child, you won’t be able to imagine a time when they weren’t part of your family.
From the moment you leave the hospital with your new born child, the fun, excitement and joy begins…
Your motherly instincts will kick in straight away and your connection with your little one will grow stronger every day. You may not be used to the sound of your child crying and it can be an unnerving time, but you will soon know what your child needs. Whether it’s a cuddle, nappy change or a feed, you will quickly understand what your child’s cry means.
At London Preschool, we are passionate about the care we give to children and parents. Our staff have had lots of experience taking care of babies of all ages, helping them grown, develop new skills and learn every day.
Having spent so much time with young children, we wanted to share a short insight into the life of a new born baby.
As a new mum, everyday will be different, you won’t have a set routine. Bedtime and feeding time will revolve around your baby. Even when you feel drained of energy from multiple late nights, it will be worth it… trust us!
Feed, growth and nutrition
Food is your child’s nutrition to physical growth, it will yearn constant attention and food. When your baby needs feeding, it will tell you through cries. Whether it is the middle of the night or midday, it is likely your child will be ready for a feed. Once you have fed your little one, be sure to make time for yourself and eat the correct nutrients. Finding time to sit down and enjoy a relaxing meal can be difficult, but you shouldn’t deprive yourself of a healthy balanced diet.
If you are a breastfeeding mum, having the right nutrition is especially important, but that is a whole new topic.
Embrace the silent moments
Once your baby has fed, you’ve burped them, cuddled them and got them ready, embrace the silence and find some time to close your eyes and take a moment to reflect on what a great job you are doing. Relax and enjoy the smaller moments with your child, as they will quickly grow up and their early years will pass in no time.
Is it lunchtime yet?
Once you have napped, tidied up and stared in awe at the beautiful human you have managed to make, now it’s time to spend some time with your baby again.
They will most likely need feeding again, this stage of growth is the fastest in their life so it is important to support it with a nutritious diet. Whilst you are feeding and caring for your baby, take note the importance of bonding and connect with your child over giggles, squirms and smiles.
Skin to skin contact
During those all important early days babies love skin to skin contact and from the moment your little one is born. Skin contact helps create bonds with your child that no one else can have. Savour these moments and embrace the importance of touching and holding your loved one.
Night time will quickly come around and the process will start over again…
A typical night time feed routine can look like this…
- 10 p.m. – Change & feed baby.
- 12:30 a.m. – Change & feed baby.
- 3 a.m. – Change & feed baby.
- 5:30 a.m. – Change & feed baby.
- 7 a.m. – Change & feed baby.
The days will truly fly past… so through the tiredness… the sleepless nights and the tantrums… you will quickly realise that these are the moments you should treasure forever and enjoy every moment with your new born baby
If you require any further information about how London Preschool support the development of your child, please do not hesitate to get in touch. Our friendly and helpful team is always on hand to answer any of your questions.