Yourself & Your Family
A baby needs happy, satisfied parents. Don’t give up the other important things in your life for the baby. Set aside time to be alone with your partner regularly by leaving the baby with a babysitter or relative. Also set aside some of your time for older siblings when they won’t need to compete with the baby. Make sure you maintain your hobbies, interests, career, etc.
It is normal and very common for new parents to feel depressed, anxious, and overwhelmed. It may seem hard to cope with a screaming baby and you may even feel as if you’re about to lose control. Help is available. Call us or call Parental Stress Line at Tel.# 1-800-632-8188.
Other important telephone #’s to keep by your phone:
National Poison Control Hotline 1-800-222-1222