Things to Know the First Two Weeks of Bringing a Newborn Home

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There are a few very important things that you're going to want to know when it comes to the first two weeks after you've brought a newborn into your home. Learn about things to know the first two weeks of bringing a newborn home with help from a family therapist and child development specialist in this free video clip.

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Hello, I'm Dr. Cindy Bunin with Drcindybunin.com. Today, I'm here to talk about what you need to know about bringing your new baby home before you get home. Of course, you're going to be a little nervous and anxious about bringing that new baby home. What mother wouldn't? I know I certainly was. So here are some tips on things you need to know. Make sure that you have everything ready for the baby, you have the baby's crib, their furniture. Make sure you have all their food, their bottles and diapers so you don't have to go around running and getting things when you're home and when you're relaxed. If you have siblings waiting for the new little baby to come home, be sure ahead of time you've prepared them for this new arrival because that can be very very tumultuous. If they don't know if you haven't expected and you haven't explained it to them, they're not going to know how to react. The same goes for pets. If you have pets, make sure that at the hospital, if the baby is wearing a little nightgown and the scent is on the baby, bring it home before or have your husband bring it home before so the animals can smell it and they'll know the scent of the baby so when the baby comes in the house, they'll be used to the baby and you won't have any issues. I'm Dr. Cindy Bunin with Drcindybunin.com. Until next time for eHow, thank you for watching.

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