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Princess Beatrice gave birth to her first child on September 18, 2021, and she will most likely be preparing her home to be baby-proof as well as attending classes on how to be a new mother, just like new mums all across the country. Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, parenting expert and director of The Parent & Baby Coach, Heidi Skudder, shared some helpful advice for Beatrice and Edoardo, and all new parents. She offered tips on how to look after a newborn baby, how to choose the right products, and baby proof your home.
Heidi said: “The first few weeks are all about recovering from birth and getting to know your baby.
“Spending time doing skin to skin contact with baby helps promote bonding as well as increases milk production – all essential in those early days.
“I always advise my clients to opt for two weeks with limited visitors, trying to just hanker down and spend time getting to know your new dynamic as a three.
“Establishing feeding – if Beatrice chooses to breastfeed, she will need help and support with getting the baby to latch and getting feeding off to a good start.
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“Seeking the help of a qualified lactation consultant can be really helpful to start off the breastfeeding journey and means baby will regain birth weight (normally babies drop up to 10 percent of their birth weight and then put it back on) and get off to a brilliant start with feeding,” Heidi explained.
“In the first few weeks, your baby will often be quite sleepy but will often want to sleep on you.
“Beatrice will likely find the need to share some of the snuggle naps with Edoardo so that she can get some rest.
“Allowing dad to have cuddles with your baby can really increase their bond and give Dad a sense of confidence when it comes to caring for their newborn.
“It is normal for your baby to have day and night mixed up when they first come along.
Heidi explained: “They’ve spent so long being awake whilst Mummy sleeps in the night and have been spending the days lulled to sleep whilst Mum moves around.
“Days and nights may well be upside down to start with, but gradually patterns will start to occur.
“In the first few months, sleep can be hard to come by, but swaddling baby using a swaddle bag or classic muslin and also using white noise can help to emulate the womb environment, making baby more comfortable and happier to be put down to sleep so that Beatrice can have a shower or put a wash on!
“Eating and drinking is key – keeping hydrated and eating good quality food for Beatrice will be essential with milk production, as well as for overall well being and recovery from birth,” she said.
“Oats are brilliant to help increase milk supply and three litres of water a day is recommended for Beatrice whilst breastfeeding too.
“As the weeks go by, allowing Edoardo to start to be involved in feeding the baby is a lovely way to help promote the Daddy bond but also to give Beatrice a break too.
“I recommend that clients offer baby one bottle a day from as early on as a few weeks in, to help with exposure to the bottle and it gives Mummy a break too.
Heidi continued: “Beatrice should pump when Edoardo gives the bottle so that her milk supply stays the same.
“Whether or not to get baby into a routine will be very much down to whether Beatrice plans to retire to run to work early on or not, as well as the couples parenting style.
“A gentle bedtime routine can be introduced from as early on as four to six weeks, but equally if they are enjoying their time and baby is settled, there may be no need to do this until much later on.
“Overall, my top recommendation for Beatrice and Edouardo is to cuddle their baby lots (there’s no such thing as spoiling baby!) and to lap up that newborn haze.
“It’s tiring and tough, but so rewarding in so many ways. Good luck to them!” she said.
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