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Dr. Alan Greene’s Top 5 Tips for New Parents – Every New Parent Must Know!

Being a new parent can be extremely overwhelming – with the new bundle of joy comes the new lifestyle, new responsibilities, new sleep schedule, etc. An alarming amount of parents can get stressed, particularly in the first few weeks of bringing the baby home. This could be a lot less of an exhausting experience knowing some tips from the experts beforehand.

Dr. Greene’s Top 5 Tips for New Parents:

1. Get your home in order before the baby arrives: Clean, organize, and find a place to store all baby products, so they can be easily accessible.

2. Find the places that are open all night and who will deliver to your home – keep a running and accessible list of nearby pharmacies, grocery stores, etc. and have these numbers readily available.

3.
Keeping your baby safe is important. Choosing products that are BPA- and toxic-chemical-free is a key part of protecting your baby. One way to help do this is to choose products from a company like BornFree, whose entire line of baby bottles, pacifiers, teethers, training cups, extra nipples, etc., is free of BPA, phthalates, and other estrogens. You can purchase them easily at Whole Foods and various outlets across the country. With each new choice, keep your baby’s safety and health in mind.

4. Try and get on a good sleep schedule ahead of time to adjust to both your needs and your baby needs. Once the baby arrives, try to nap when the baby naps. Nursing helps with this (in addition to providing the very best food for your baby and improving your own health) by making you and your baby drowsy after feeds. When your baby is awake and not nursing, taking turns between parents, when possible, is a great way to ensure both parties are tending to the baby while taking care of their own health as well and getting as much rest as they possibly can.

5. Read up beforehand and don’t be afraid to ask your pediatrician questions even before the baby arrives in your home such as what to expect for feeding, sleeping and general care of your child.

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HilLesha O’Nan resides in Southern Indiana with her husband and 3 children. She’s a lifestyle blogger that enjoys photography, fashion + beauty, traveling + adventure, gardening, and interior decorating. She is also the founder of To the Motherhood, Fashion Fling, and The Beauty Counter.

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To the Motherhood was created by HilLesha O’Nan. She’s a content creator and digital influencer that’s passionate about photography,
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