Can you believe that your sweet baby that grew inside you is now in your arms? It’s such a surreal, wonderful feeling. It’s like getting to know a tiny human that you’ve somehow known all along. They are complex, adorable, confusing little bundles. Here’s seven facts that might help you get to know your little one better!
1 | Your baby knows your voice. They have spent the last nine months soaking in your voice and can distinguish yours from others. How incredible!
2 | Red eyebrows and hiccups are often a sign that your baby is overtired.
3 | Newborns don’t cry real tears until around three weeks old.
4 | Your baby can only see objects in front of them, approximately 20-38 cm. They can only see shades of grey, black, and white. Their eyesight develops better around 3 months.
5 | Your sweet little babe will go through approximately 7,000 nappies by the time they are toilet trained! Holy moly! (A good reason to invest in non-toxic nappies!)
6 | A good rule of thumb (pun intended!) is that if your newborn has fists clenched, they might still be hungry. A full, content baby will often have relaxed hands.
7 | A newborns stomach on day 1 is only the size of a cherry. Suddenly the frequent feeds make sense!
Postpartum is a wild time… you’re in a baby bubble, flooded with so much oxytocin yet you’ve never been so exhausted. You are getting to know this tiny human that you brought into the world but you’re still discovering who you are as a mother. You have a deep sense of love that came so naturally but you also feel like maybe you don’t really know what you’re doing. So many beautiful paradoxes make up that post birth period.
Ah, bath time with your little bundle of joy – it's a splashy adventure filled with giggles, bubbles, and a whole lot of cuteness! Orrrr depending on the day, it could be a screaming, get it over as quick as possible nightmare! You just never know with babies haha! We do know this for certain, that our bath time essentials make whatever kind of bath time it is easier.