Visiting a New Baby
It’s so privileged for me to be able to support mothers a bit now and then by visiting when needed. I was allowed to take you with me via these pictures from yesterday.
The little girl is three weeks old and halfway through a meal which helps her to relax on her changing table. So convenient to have water close at hand, so you don’t need to get water from another place. The temperature in the room is comfortable so she can enjoy lying there without clothes. Besides the need for changing and washing the baby, time can be spent talking to her about what’s going on, and you can turn her from side to side gently so she will learn to roll by herself in a few months. To get eye contact, you need to turn her head upwards and hold her while leaning over to get closer or move to the side and speak to her from that direction in the distance of 25 cm. In a month time you can do some baby massage too and “gymnastics” with legs and arms. The link is to my baby page in Danish where you could see some pictures.
Her mother shows me knitted baby clothes in a retro style. It’s all in very soft baby wool. (Dale yarn)
She is relaxing on her changing table.
I always bring a swaddling cloth for the early age of a baby, and she continues to relax swaddled gently.
The baby clothes are stored in a glass case within reach from the changing table.
She is the lucky passenger of a Danish Odder pram or baby carriage are a lot bigger than those from other countries.The firm is 91 years old.
We have a tradition to let our babies sleep outside until they grow out of the pram. This kind if a pram or baby carriage is about 98 cm long. A two-year-old can comfortably sleep in it.
We talk about her signals and needs. What to do to get the air up during and after breastfeeding and how to combine these practical needs by stimulating her senses sight and hearing. The moments with an awake baby are precious, and all thought of using the phone should be postponed until after she is asleep again. This is not an issue here, but unfortunately, I see that the mobile phone seems more important than giving full attention to babies while they are eating or just alert.
Her brother has a vintage cot called a Juno cot. It was invented during the war by Viggo Einfeldt. Materials were scars and as he didn’t want to serve the Germans during the occupation of Denmark Viggo Einfeldt turned from being a building architect to these baby cots still very popular now 60 years after his untimely death. You can read more about him in the link on his name.
and his books are placed in a plate rag.
The car seat has a warm bag, so those warm outdoor clothes are not needed during transport.