Guide to the first 10 days

Becoming a mum is a wonderful experience, but we understand that it does mean some big changes, and that there is a lot to take in. To help, we’ve put together a short guide, so you can get to grips with the basics you’ll need for the first 10 days with your new arrival.

Holding

Your newborn may feel fragile and delicate, but don’t be afraid to touch him. In fact, studies show that babies who are held for longer, thrive...

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Top & Tailing

Until your newborn’s cord heals and falls off (usually in a week or two) you may prefer (or find it easier) to clean your baby with a sponge...

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Nappy change

Many first-time parents are surprised by how many nappies they go through in a day. To make life easier for yourself, have plenty of nappies on hand...

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Comforting

Most babies cry for an average of two hours a day in the first three months. So while it may be disconcerting, it’s also normal.

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Baby Massage

Research has shown that massage can relax babies, improve their sleep patterns, and calm them when they are irritable...

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Feeding

Healthcare professionals agree that nothing is better for your newborn baby than breast milk...

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Taking temperature

Should your baby appear to have a fever, knowing the best way to gauge your baby’s temperature is the first step...

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Sleep

Visit our Bedtime section for helpful guides and information about helping your newborn baby sleep better.

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