Babies · Motherhood



So your friend or your sister just had a baby, and yayyyyyy you are super excited to meet the little baby. Yes, that’s completely normal because a newborn is of-course a celebration for all of us 🙂 a new life in this world.  So what to do now, let’s go and meet the baby as soon as possible but STOP!

Wait a minute my dear. Listen to me for a second please and then decide what to do next! Yes yes, your excitement is flowing out but just hang on… Do you know there are some etiquettes to meet a newborn? Not some hard and fast rules but just little commonsense stuff! Surprised? Well, let’s make it clear because I am sure you don’t want to be a pain to the brand new mama and a brand new baby. Check-out these 5 rules before you step out to meet that new baby ;

1. Think about the baby and only about the mama, forget YOURSELF

This point is a little tricky because often people make it all about themselves when they go to meet somebody. The love is true but you shouldn’t be a reason of discomfort for the newborn and the mama at any cost. Forget the drama and all formalities because all the focus should be on the baby right now. Visit them according to their convenience, not as per your comfort. Ask the mama when you can visit and when the baby would be okay with guests visiting. Is it the feeding time or the sleeping time? Ask her and then visit. She may be your best friend but giving birth is difficult and there may be a situation when your friend doesn’t even want to see anybody. Respect her choices.  I hope that makes sense! 🙂

2. DON’T forget to CALL before you visit the baby 

It would take a minute only to call and confirm if the baby and the mama are okay with your visit. I understand that before this, you guys could show up anytime without even calling each other but see, the situation is different now. Schedule your visit and show up on time. Surprise visits are not cute when you just gave birth to a baby, OKAY?

3. DON’T kiss the baby 

Yes, the baby is so cute and you cannot resist kissing him but please STOP! Do you know how dangerous it could be to kiss a newborn? Because these tiny babies don’t have enough immunity to fight with the germs. Even your hands can transfer bacteria to the baby’s skin and it could be contagious. And please don’t bring along your kids or if you have flu. Always wash your hands prior to touching the baby. I remember when I gave birth to my little one, I had to request people to please wash their hands before touching my baby. It was wayyyy awkward. So please save yourself from that embarrassment and wash your hands. Okay?

4. Always offer help 

Little acts of kindness like, should I bring some pasta? Or would you love a homemade milkshake? Sound really awesome. The best way to show your love to your friend is to bring her food. This is a universal truth kind of thing. I love guests who bring food and I always make sure if I am going somewhere I take something with me. It could be anything from homemade brownies to Mcdonald’s burger. Just ask the mama what would she like to have and take it. She will forget the gifts her baby got but will never forget that you brought her a box of Lasagne. It will not only help her but her family or her older kids. Think about it!

5. NO questions or comments, please 

After childbirth, everyone feels like coming out of a tornado. Nothing seems cute or sweet right away. Its all in movies or in books because maximum moms suffer from postnatal depression nowadays and they may not realize it. I was sad after the birth of my child and I couldn’t understand WHY? Later I came to know I have postnatal depression! It’s very hard for the mom already so please don’t make her feel guilty by asking questions like, oh you would be feeling so blessed! Because maybe she isn’t feeling this way. And don’t comment on her choices, whether she is breastfeeding or formula feeding, it’s her choice. Just be kind and helpful.

Motherhood is hard, we all know. So we should be helpful to each other in this, instead of judging or passing remarks that may hurt other moms. Make sure you keep check on your friend after your first visit because the real help is needed when she would be home. Ask her if you could come over and watch the baby while she could sleep or take a shower in peace? Or ask her to babysit her older kids. There are so many ways to help if you think of.

I hope you agree with all these rules, but if you don’t, you can tell me in comments and share if there is another way to help. I would love to know what you have to say!

Now go see your friend, but call first 😉

Join my mommy squad if you like my posts 🙂

Loads of love,

A supertired Mom


  1. excellent post, very informative. I wonder why the opposite experts of this sector don’t notice this.
    You must continue your writing. I’m confident, you’ve a great readers’ base already!

  2. My developer is trying to persuade me to move to .net
    from PHP. I have always disliked the idea because of the expenses.

    But he’s tryiong none the less. I’ve been using WordPress
    on numerous websites for about a year and am worried about
    switching to another platform. I have heard great things about
    Is there a way I can transfer all my wordpress posts
    into it? Any kind of help would be greatly appreciated!

  3. What you posted made a great deal of sense. However, consider this, what if you wrote a catchier title?
    I am not saying your information isn’t solid, but suppose you added a
    post title that grabbed folk’s attention? I mean MEETING A NEWBORN?
    FOLLOW THESE 5 RULES! – A Super Tired Mom Meeting a new born is kinda vanilla.
    You might peek at Yahoo’s front page and watch
    how they create post headlines to get viewers to click. You might add
    a related video or a related picture or two to grab readers
    excited about what you’ve got to say. Just my opinion, it might make your posts a little livelier.

  4. Fantastic items from you, man. I have understand your stuff previous to and you are
    just too fantastic. I really like what you have got here, really like what you’re saying and the best way in which you are saying it.
    You’re making it entertaining and you still take care of to
    stay it smart. I can’t wait to read much more from you.
    This is really a terrific site.

  5. Thanks , I’ve just been searching for information about this
    topic for ages and yours is the greatest I’ve came upon till now.
    However, what about the conclusion? Are you positive in regards to the supply?

  6. Hi everyone, it’s my first pay a visit at this web page, and post is really fruitful in favor of me, keep up posting these articles or reviews.

  7. Your style is really unique compared to other folks I’ve read stuff
    from. Thanks for posting when you have the opportunity,
    Guess I’ll just book mark this site.

  8. Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the images on this blog loading?
    I’m trying to determine if its a problem on my end or if it’s the blog.
    Any responses would be greatly appreciated.

  9. Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your post seem to be running off the screen in Chrome. I’m not sure if this is a format issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I figured I’d post to let you know. The design look great though! Hope you get the problem solved soon. Cheers

  10. I am extremely impressed together with your writing abilities as
    smartly as with the layout to your blog. Is that this a paid topic or did you customize it your self?

    Either way stay up the excellent quality writing, it
    is rare to see a great blog like this one today..

  11. Thank you for every other informative web site. Where else may just I get that
    kind of info written in such a perfect approach? I have a
    project that I am just now operating on, and I have been on the glance out
    for such info.

  12. I have been surfing online more than three hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours.
    It is pretty worth enough for me. Personally, if all webmasters and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be much
    more useful than ever before.

  13. I do not know if it’s just me or if everyone else experiencing issues with your website.
    It seems like some of the written text within your content are running
    off the screen. Can someone else please provide feedback and let me know
    if this is happening to them too? This could be
    a issue with my internet browser because I’ve had this happen previously.


  14. Wonderful site you have here but I was wondering if you knew of any message boards that cover the same topics discussed
    in this article? I’d really like to be a part of online community
    where I can get suggestions from other knowledgeable individuals that share the same interest.

    If you have any recommendations, please let me know.

  15. Hey just wanted to give you a quick heads up. The words in your
    post seem to be running off the screen in Internet explorer.

    I’m not sure if this is a formatting issue or something to do with browser compatibility but I thought I’d post to let you know.
    The design and style look great though! Hope you get the problem fixed soon. Cheers

  16. Undeniably believe that that you said. Your favorite reason appeared to be
    at the web the easiest thing to take into account of.

    I say to you, I certainly get annoyed whilst other folks consider issues that they plainly don’t realize about.

    You managed to hit the nail upon the highest and also outlined out the
    entire thing with no need side effect , folks can take a signal.

    Will likely be again to get more. Thanks

  17. Hi there! I could have sworn I’ve been to this site before but after browsing through some of the posts
    I realized it’s new to me. Anyways, I’m definitely pleased I stumbled upon it and I’ll be book-marking
    it and checking back frequently!

  18. Link exchange is nothing else however it is just placing the other person’s website link on your page at appropriate place and other person will also do similar in favor of you.

  19. Oh my goodness! Awesome article dude! Many thanks, However I am experiencing troubles
    with your RSS. I don’t know why I cannot join it.
    Is there anybody having similar RSS issues? Anybody who knows the answer can you kindly respond?


  20. Definitely believe that that you stated. Your favourite reason seemed to be at the internet the easiest thing
    to take note of. I say to you, I definitely get
    irked while people think about concerns that they just don’t know about.
    You controlled to hit the nail upon the highest and outlined out the whole thing without having
    side-effects , other folks can take a signal. Will probably be back to get more.

    Thank you

Leave a Reply