Haven't been around much lately so I apologise for not contributing alot but then asking for your advice! Time is getting away from me at the moment!
Our first bub is due in around 6 weeks, and I really want to make the transition as smooth as possible for Mulliah. Well, for us too. I'm just after any tips or advice on how best to do this both in preparation and when we bring bub home.
I have purchased a high baby gate which I am going to put up in the next week to cordon off the 3 end bedrooms and bathrooms - just so I know Mulli can't wander into bub's room when she wants. She does not go into the bedrooms now, or any carpet areas, but am not going to rely on her remembering the house rules! I am aware that I still need to know where she is though and not rely on the gate to keep her out. I figure if I put it up soon it will give her time to get used to it.
I pick up the pram soon and am going to leave it in the lounge so she can get used to it being in the house. I figure I should practise walking with her alongside the pram too before bub is in it?
I've read that OH should bring home a wrap or blanket or similar from hospital so she can smell it and be introduced to bub's smell - does this work?
Other than being really mindful of not letting her get forgotten in all the first few weeks of settling in (well not forgotten but not left out or not as much attention) I'm not sure what else I should be doing? Any tips would be greatly appreciated