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. However, you may be staying in hospital a little longer until you are both well enough to go home.
Either way, getting to know your baby is a really special time and making time to have skin-to-skin contact with your baby is really beneficial for everyone. Partners can enjoy this special time knowing it is giving Mum some time to have a shower and grab a two handed snack, and for Mums, these precious moments will really help with bonding and feeding. Babies also love it as it helps to keep them toasty warm. So, basically, it is 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!