Yay! You have your baby in your arms! Huge congratulations on your new arrival. Hopefully you are all snuggled up at home enjoying cuddles with your baby or waiting out the days until you are both well enough to go home.
This is the perfect time for skin-to-skin contact with your baby. Partners can enjoy this special bonding time knowing it is giving Mum a chance to have a shower and grab a two-handed snack, while Mums can use these precious moments to help with bonding and feeding. Babies also love it as it helps to keep them toasty warm. A win-win for everyone!
Changing those first few nappies can come as a bit of a shock, especially if you haven’t been forewarned that a baby’s first poop looks like treacle. This black, sticky substance, known as Meconium is made up of all the products that baby ingested whilst still inside Mum. After a few days, the colour and consistency of baby’s poo will change from black to dark green and then finally settle with an orange /yellowy colour. All very lovely!