For this phase, too, we have written down everything we have learned, what has helped us and tips that we would like to share. As with anything, it is by no means exhaustive and is more a collection of our thoughts and answers to any questions that have reached us over time.
The Babybox Birth & Postpartum Calendar
We have summarized the most important facts that you should think about and that are important during this time in a clear calendar for you.Login here to download the calender.
Your Placenta, a Wonder of Nature
"Would you like to see the placenta?" - For many people, this is still difficult and uncomfortable, but this wonderful organ has finally received more attention in recent years, and rightfully so. Your placenta has nourished and protected your baby for 40 weeks, and for that, you should celebrate it.
5 Things You Should Know About Breast Milk
Breast Milk, the All-Rounder. It not only nourishes your child but can do much more..
"The Village Around Us"
The "village" is an unremarkable word that has a profound meaning once you have a child. Annika shared what exactly the village is from her perspective. She discusses how it feels as a new mom and what challenges there are when one doesn't have a village.
For us, this experience couldn't have been described more beautifully and sensitively.
What is actually a mother?
Since Polly came into the world, I do several times a week what people on parental leave do most: I go for walks in the neighborhood, often with a friend who's a mother
Baby Blues: What is Especially Important Now
Often, the baby blues come quite unexpectedly and unprepared, but with full force. Some women feel them more, some less - but very few women are spared from them
A homage to all the mamas out there
I can't see past you right now, I'm so small and everything's a little blurry.
All I see is you.
When you feel alone, like the walls are closing in, remember I'm here too. I know your world has changed and the days feel a little lonely. But they aren't alone for me.
You are my everything.
When you feel like you don't know what you're doing, you're making it look easy to me. Even though we're still getting to know each other, you know me better than anyone.
I trust you.
When you think some nights you'll never sleep again, you will. We both want. But I'm scared right now. I promise I'm not manipulating you. I just need your smell and comfort. Do you feel that tug in your heart when we're apart. I do too.
I miss you.
When you feel as if you've achieved nothing, please know, my cup has never been so full. The days that get away on you will be some of my best memories or us playing together on the ground.
I love you.
When you feel like you don't know who you are anymore, when you turn away from the mirror. That face will be the one I look to when I achieve something, the one I search for in a crowd. The reason for my first smile.
You're perfect to me.
When you feel like the weight of it all is heavy in your heart, please know I've never felt lighter. Can I lay here with you a little longer?
But I need you right now.
When you feel as if you have nothing left to give, when I see our hands outstretched at me, pleading. When we're both crying. I wish I could talk, but I can't. If I could I would tell you,
There is a reason I choose you.
I can't see past you right now mama, because you are my world. It will get bigger, soon enough.
But for now, all I see is you.
(Words written by: @jessurlichs_writer)
Drinking responsibily whilst breastfeeding
First things first; alcohol is and will always remain a luxury to enjoy. It is safest not only to avoid it completely during pregnancy but also to continue this practice while breastfeeding, especially at the beginning of the breastfeeding journey.
However, armed with caution and knowledge of the most important facts, occasional consumption of alcohol in the later breastfeeding period can still be safe.
3 Questions for Dad Bernd About Parental Leave
We asked Bernd Roschnik 3 questions about parental leave and once again had to realize that fathers on parental leave are not yet where they should be in terms of societal equality.
Overview of Baby Classes
PEKiP, Baby Massages, Musical Early Education, Baby Swimming, and more. Learn about the best baby classes for you and your child.
Carry your children, it helps!
To carry or not to carry? Carrier or Baby Wrap? Which carrier suits you? Questions upon questions. We have invited the Trageschule Hamburg for an interview and gathered the most important points.