Don’t be shy about asking visitors to help out – hang the washing out, cook a meal or take the other kids out for a while.
Like adults every baby is different. Your baby may be easygoing and calm, or wakeful and active. They may settle quickly into a regular routine or be more unpredictable.
If they cry a lot, it doesn’t mean they’re being naughty or annoying you on purpose. Crying is their way of communicating – and although it can be hard to cope with (especially when you are tired too) this stage won’t last forever.
Whatever your baby’s personality, you can get your relationship off to a great start by: