First night out with your partner
Going out with your partner but without your baby, may feel like you’ve lost a limb initially. But not only will it give you both a break, it’s important to make time for yourselves as a couple. ‘Looking after a baby is all-absorbing,’ says Liz. ‘Sometimes you have to step back and be “grown ups” together again.’
• ‘Make sure the person looking after your baby is someone you have confidence in,’ says Liz. For example your mother, mother-in-law or a good friend who has children.
• Keep a list of important telephone numbers (doctor, hospital, neighbours etc) by the phone. ‘And don’t forget you can call in if you’re nervous,’ says Liz.
• Staying local can help give you extra peace of mind that you’re just minutes away should you be needed.
With thanks to...
Angharad Rudkin, www.greatvine.com
Liz Steer, www.maternitynurse.co.uk