Relax: This might be the calmest part of your day with a newborn so enjoy it. Get comfortable and keep the remote control and the phone in arm’s reach, then enjoy the closeness with your little one.
Perfect moment or two: Feeding time can be the perfect moment to force yourself to forget the stresses of the day and have a magical moment with your child. Your baby may guzzle their milk quickly or take their time. Either way you’ve heard everybody say it goes so fast, so slow it all down for just a few minutes and enjoy the moment, however long or short it is.
Temperature check: We all like our coffee at just the right temperature. Not too hot and not too cold. If your baby likes a warm bottle, use the inside of your wrist and if it’s a comfortable temperature you’re good to go. Why your wrist? Because it’s sensitive to heat and a pretty convenient place to access in public too.
Up a bit, down a bit: You might have been told 45 degrees is the perfect angle to hold your baby for a feed. But if that’s all a bit scientific for you, the crook of your arm is actually the perfect place for your baby to get comfortable so long as your baby is about half way between sitting up and lying down. Simple as that really.