Welcoming a lockdown baby to the family
Welcome to the world…but don’t get too close please
When a new baby is born we want to celebrate, but with everything that’s going on in the world right now that can feel almost impossible.
The majority of us can’t go to work, see our friends or go outside when we want; our worlds have suddenly become so small and limited. With the birth of a new baby, we are reminded that life goes on: there is a future and there is hope beyond these months of isolation. Now, more than ever, we need to celebrate these new additions and provide much-needed support to new parents whose lives have been turned upside down.
Share your ideas in the comments we would love to hear them.
SEND THEM YOUR LOVE
Whilst you cant physically hug the new arrival in person you can always send a little gift to show them that you care. Why not send them a little comfort blanket or soft toy that has your smell or a photo book full of the family and friends photos with a little family tree, or a special story.
SAY (A VIRTUAL) HELLO!
Video calling is now easier than ever and most of us us have now used Zoom, FaceTime or What’s app to call our loved ones in lockdown so why not plan some time to meet the new arrival and dress up, ready to celebrate. Maybe doorstop delivery a little gift and play some online games. We did a lockdown shower alternative blog that’s perfect please also check that out for some ideas.
For the sake of security when using a web video conferencing service or a video calling app, where possible:
Set a secure password.
Lock your meeting and make your meeting name difficult to guess.
Apply multi-factor authentication if available.
OFFER PRACTICAL SUPPORT
Sadly now you can’t just pop over to babysit while Mum takes a quick shower or offer to help out with the cleaning, but you can still support parents with their daily errands. From getting in some basic groceries to cooking them their own home cooked meal that just need re-heating, simple gestures like these can help new parents so much.
SEND A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT CARD
Why not send a lovely birth announcement card to all your friends and family. I have some designs I can send you if you contact me email@example.com if you would like.
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