Life With a Baby

Bringing Home Your New Baby

Whether you've had a long or short stay in hospital, bringing home your baby is a momentous occasion, and one you've probably been eagerly awaiting from the moment you found out you were expecting! It can also be a little overwhelming, as while you're in hospital you have the support of the midwives and doctors, but at home you'll have to cope without this support network. Every parent feels nerves as well as excitement at the prospect of caring for their baby on their own, but don't feel rushed into leaving the hospital. Make sure you feel ready, and ask the doctors or midwives any questions you have about breastfeeding, caring for your baby, postnatal appointments etc, before you leave. Our section on bringing home your new baby is full of tips on how to make this transition easier, including articles on how to make your home safe for your baby, coping with visitors, and introducing your new arrival to family pets.


  • Visitors


    Everyone wants to see a newborn, learn how to manage all your well wishers and also how to keep your baby safe.

  • Making your house safe

    Making The House Safe

    Baby proofing your house is essential to do before your baby comes home to their new environment. We look at some common safety & precautions you can put in place.

  • Baby and pets

    Introducing Baby to Pets

    Learn how some animals react to a baby in the house and how to introduce your child to their future best friends.

  • baby and child

    Introducing Baby to Another Child

    A quick guide on how to make sure that your children accept your baby into the home.

  • Coming home from the hospital

    Leaving the Hospital

    Find out how what is going to happen when you are ready to take your baby home from hospital.

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