What To Do Nights I Work After Baby Comes
Posted 07 August 2012 - 03:51 AM
Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:01 PM
Edited by Muskie, 07 August 2012 - 01:03 PM.
Posted 07 August 2012 - 01:45 PM
heartfelt congratulations to you and Sarah. I do not have any children on my own (yet ) but if you are mostly worrying about the nights and your wife not being able to get out of bed in time it might be worthwile looking into purchasing a bedside cot. Unfortunately I seem to lack a certain amount of iq points to add pictures in here so I will just post 2 links to diffrent styles. I especially like the bednest cause its height adjustable and has a more polished look to it.
http://www.armsreach...Path=cPath=3_18 (They offer quite a few of those bassinets)
It might also be an option to have a cooler/heater for bottles and necessities like diapers in reach.
I wish you all the best.
Posted 07 August 2012 - 02:19 PM
Which will allow Sarah to comfort and get to the baby quickly and also to breastfed without getting up if she is doing this. Also if you keep the baby in your room you just need a small table to keep nappies and other baby equipment (bottles etc.) so there is less distance for Sarah to cover (if she doesn't like the idea of keeping them on the bed side table and changing the baby on the bed (using a towel for protection!)
It's perfectly do-able on her own. Many parents opt to keep baby close by especially for the first few months so that they can enjoy the security of being able to see and hear them all of the time.
Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:46 PM
I've had 4 kids since I got hurt. Just out of curiosity.....what's different about night time vs. daytime taking care of the baby?
ALL new parents are "scared" or "nervous" about if they'll be able to handle everything a new baby can throw at them.....but 99% of parents do just fine & you'll be no exception to this rule here having an SCI or not. I'm sure you've already learned that doing anything with an SCI takes some PLANNING.....& becomeing parents will be no different......you'll just have an extra learning curve to deal with.
A crib that has rails that drop down to where she can still get the baby in/out even while sleeping, a carrier (the kind you strap the baby to yourself with) & I used one that was a sling style at 1st (my "baby" is 14 now) & it was a good way both to carry AND breast-feed then moved them up to the style where they can face forward sitting on my lap as they got to around 3+ mo or so, and a swing that is at an easy hieght for her to reach the baby & (VERY important) that the tray lifts since from a chair it's much harder to lift UP & clear baby's legs. When the baby is ready for a high chair make sure it's one that she can lift him/her in & out of safely. My sister-in-law barrowed a 20lb sack of fertilizer from lawn-garden section & we used THAT to see what high-chairs were best for ME to use to SAFELY get a toddler in/out of.
Anything you're unsure about; myself & others have all had kids post-SCI, & will be more than happy to help you overcome as many obsticles as we pssibly can.
Edited by wheeliebear75, 08 August 2012 - 11:47 PM.
*Wheelchairs are made of a special ocular magnetic alloy......they're "eyeball magnets".*
*I USE a wheelchair, that does NOT make ME a wheelchair!*
Posted 17 August 2012 - 02:23 AM
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