Visiting New Parent: Rules for Showing Love and Support

Becoming new parents is a wonderful and exciting time, but it can also be one of the most challenging. Sleepless nights, endless feedings, and the overwhelming responsibility of caring for a new life can leave new parents feeling exhausted and overwhelmed. Visiting new parents can be a great way to offer your love and support, but it's important to be mindful of their needs and feelings. Here are some helpful and simple guidelines to follow when you’re visiting to help them feel appreciated, supported, and loved during this exciting and challenging time.

Always ask before you visit and keep it short

Before showing up at the new parents' home, make sure to ask if it's a good time for a visit. They may be tired or busy, so it's important to respect their schedule and preferences. And remember, if you end up visiting, keep it short and sweet, and don't overstay your welcome. The new parents may be tired or overwhelmed and need some rest and some time to adjust to their new roles. 

Respect their parenting choices

Every parent has their own way of doing things, so it's important to respect their choices. Don't offer unsolicited advice unless asked - they are just figuring everything out themselves. 

Don’t expect to hold the baby

Some new parents may be hesitant to let others hold their newborn, while others may be more comfortable with it. So avoid asking and let them offer it themselves. By doing so, you show that you respect their boundaries and are considerate of their feelings.

Offer to help

New parents are often in need of extra help. Offer to help with tasks such as cooking a meal, doing laundry, or watching the baby, so they have a bit of time to rest.

Bring a thoughtful gift for the new mom

A cute onesie or a small toy for the baby is a great way to show your love and excitement. But consider bringing a small but thoughtful gift for the mom too. This will go a long way in showing your love and support for her. You can bring a care package with her favorite snacks, a cozy set of pajamas, or some luxurious skincare products so that she can spoil herself a bit.

Be positive and supportive

Becoming a new parent can be stressful and challenging, so it's important to be positive and supportive. Offer words of encouragement and remind them that they're doing a great job.

By following these simple rules and guidelines, new parents feel supported, loved, and appreciated during this exciting and challenging time in their lives. Remember to be respectful of their needs and preferences, and always offer your help and support whenever possible.

x SoKind