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18 August 2003

Helpful hints

Here are some helpful tips about receiving visitors and cutting your baby's nails. We also touch on important points about sleep.

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Visitors
You will soon find out that loads of friends and relatives want to visit you when you’re out of hospital. Although they mean well, you need your rest and these visits can be inconvenient and very tiring for you. Ask them to phone in advance rather than just popping in. Reserve the right to ask them to come at another time if you don’t feel up to entertaining visitors.

Cutting your baby's nails
To avoid cuts and injuries, wait until the baby is asleep before attempting to cut the nails. Using a pair of scissors designed for babies, cut the nails straight across.

How much sleep does your baby need?
At this stage your baby sleeps about sixteen hours a day – if you’re lucky!

Confusing day and night
Your baby can’t distinguish between day and night. Help her adjust by keeping the room dark at night and using a dimmer during night feeds. If she sleeps longer than three hours during the day, wake her.

 
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