Preparing for Baby

Magda Gerber pointed out that becoming a parent is the greatest job for which there is no training.

All new parents spend time and energy thinking out their birth plan.  How your child is born is important to both you and your baby.

But our society does so little to help new parents understand babies and how to support them.  I believe this is more important than ever as today, most new mothers have spent their last years in the work force — an environment that is quite entirely different from being with your baby.

Preparing for Baby

I offer home visits to help parents-to-be prepare for their new baby.  Using the time BEFORE baby arrives to prepare — not just the baby’s bed, diapers, clothes and nursery — but your expectations and understanding — will do more for you than any physical gift you can receive.  There’s a reason they call those first few months with baby “the 4th trimester.”

Having a new baby means learning how to relate to time in a different way, changing your expectations about what you accomplish on a given day, and more.

Topics include:

  • what you need and what you don’t need to purchase
  • setting up a sleeping space and a feeding space
  • how to pick up, hold and put down a baby
  • the development of movement
  • the importance of caregiving times
  • how to diaper your baby
  • bathing the baby
  • what to do when baby cries
  • developing your self-care plan

Contact me to learn more and schedule an appointment.

The way we care for our babies is how they experience our love. — Magda Gerber