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.

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Close up picture of the three weeks’ old baby girl

 

The little girl is three weeks old and half way through a meal which helps her to relax on her changing table. So nice 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 to lie 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 turn to the side and speak to her from that direction in a distance about 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. All in very soft baby wool. (Dale yarn) 

She is relaxing on her changing table.

 

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I always bring a swaddling cloth for the early age of a baby and she continues to relax swaddled gently.

 

The baby clothes is stored in a glass case with in reach from the changing table.

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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 easily sleep in it.

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We talk about her signals and needs. What to do to get the air up during and after breast-feeding and how to combine these practical needs by stimulating her senses sight and hearing. the moments with a 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.

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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 that warm outdoor clothes is not needed during transport.

19 Comments »

  1. I would give anything to have my grown Sons as Babies again, I relished every moment of them as little. If the phone rang, I let it my Son would always come first. Loved the blog, very interesting indeed, beautiful baby. Take care, Anna.

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    • It took me forever to add photos to my Senior Salon articles this time too – repeated error messages. I even had to delete from the LinkUp and start all over when “no photo” was all that came up after I finally got one accepted and was able to save the link.

      It took me over an hour’s worth of determination, but I finally solved it by taking a screen snap of the photo from my article, forcing it to open in another program by changing the format (“.gif” vs. .anything else at the end). Then I used the UPLOAD option to get it online.

      ::sigh:: Internet “improvements” seem to make thing more and more complicated and time consuming.

      Loved this article. A good friend has a brand new grand-baby, so I read with interest. American cribs are similar to the cot pictured above – but, unfortunately, our country is no longer safe enough to allow our babies to sleep outside, no matter how good it might be for them or how large the pram.
      xx,
      mgh
      (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
      ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
      “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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  2. Loved this peek into Danish life, Maria! So fascinating!! Perhaps all the more so because I have Danish roots in my background, via my great grandmother Anna Peterson!

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