19 December, 2009


Our 4th childbirth class was all about baby care: we learned to give a baby sponge bath, to put on a diaper, to swaddle the baby, to care for the umbilical cord, to determine what was a "normal" after-birth side effect and when to call the doctor instead, to expect around 10 diaper changes a day, to always position the baby on her back to sleep... much to remember! However, when you're using a hard, plastic, inflexible baby doll on which to practice all of these things - well, I'm not sure how helpful it will truly be - especially when we have a soft, little, real baby who can't hold up her head. But at least we'll know what we're supposed to be doing - even if it takes us a few times before we get it right!

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