Your baby loves the sound of your voice and may even respond with some heart-melting oohs and ahhs.
What's happening to your baby?
Is your baby talking to you or making sounds like "ooh" and "ahh"? Keep up the singing and talking to bond with your baby, who may cry while settling into a routine of eating and sleeping. Baby is now busy exploring the surroundings, like the mobile above the crib. Your little sweetheart still hasn't managed temperature control so make sure you wrap your baby snugly when you do go out.
What's happening to you?
Are you sleep deprived? Most new parents feel like walking zombies so try to sleep when your baby sleeps, and ask your partner to help out at night. You can express breast milk into bottles and ask your partner to take care of the night-time feeds to allow you a bit of shuteye. Speak to a close family member who can help ease the load by taking care of household chores or babysitting older children. If you're breastfeeding, be sure to have a nutritious diet — including a balanced mix of dairy, carbohydrates, protein, fruits and vegetables.
By Associate Professor TAN Thiam Chye Head & Senior Consultant, Dr Michelle LIM Senior O&G Resident,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, KK Women's and Children's Hospital
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