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Manage visitors after bringing home baby

(HealthDay News) -- Family and friends love to welcome a new baby home and offer their help. But new parents should establish rules as they settle into their routines.

Consider these guidelines to help new parents manage visitors:

  • Before you come home, create a visitor's schedule, so loved ones know preferred times to visit.
  • Welcome offers to help, but track visitors on your calendar.
  • Limit the number of guests, and make sure your family is your top priority.
  • Explain to loved ones that you will welcome more visitors once the family has had time to adjust.

Attribution: -- Diana Kohnle


American Academy of Pediatrics

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First published: 04/29/2013
Last updated: 04/29/2013