Family and Friends New Baby Visitor Guide
Be aware of what families with new babies need (and don't need).
Wait for a sure invitation
Bring groceries or a meal
Pick up essentials you know the family will need (toilet paper, bottled water, etc.)
Do dishes, chores, fold laundry, empty trash, sweep, wipe counters, clean the bathroom
Offer to hold baby while mom showers and naps
Wear strong smells like perfume or smoke
Expect mom will be your hostess
Give unsolicited advice
Be offended if the new family doesn’t answer calls or desire visitors
Bring young children without invitation
No fevers, coughs, sniffles, colds!
Reschedule your visit.
If Mom is Struggling:
Offer hands and ears
Talk with a postpartum doula
Be aware, supportive, responsive
Take postpartum depression seriously
Full color sheet above is included in each Expecting/New Parent Pack. Packs can be mailed anonymously or with a note to new/expecting families, and each sheet can be laminated for hanging. On Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/534201074/expecting-new-parent-circumcision-intact?ref=shop_home_active_3
Also available as oversized postcards for birth workers and families: https://www.etsy.com/listing/589236581/new-baby-family-friends-visitor-guide?ref=shop_home_active_4
Each sheet is also printable in full color as 8.5 x 11 standard paper. You are welcome to download and print to use in your home.