Do’s & Don’ts When Visiting New Parents

Do 

  • Call in advance to advise you are coming to visit.
  • New parents don’t get out much, so having something to look forward to goes a long way during those first few weeks.

Don’t

  • Overstay your welcome. An hour and a half tops! It’s not that we don’t love you but we’re so sleep deprived in the beginning that it’s like were learning to socialize again.

Do 

  • Bring Food! Parenting is a 24/7 job. At the beginning we’re lucky if we have enough time to eat. Cooking equals heating up a frozen dinner or calling a delivery service, we simply can’t be bothered. If you bring food, not only will we be surprised, but eternally grateful.

Don’t

  • Do not ask new parents sensitive questions and offer unsolicited advice. It’s great to reminisce your parenting experience. However, each journey is unique.
  • We are already insecure and vulnerable as it is. Do not make us anxious on top of it.

Do

  • Talk to us about things other than baby and parenting. Just because we are in a new chapter in our lives, does not mean our old interests cease to exist.

Don’t

  • If there are pets in the household, do not touch the pet and the baby without washing your hands! In this case, sharing is not caring.

Do you agree with our list? What would you add? Leave us a comment.

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