Are you new to raising a little one? First, congratulations on the fresh and wondrous addition to your family! Our team of expert childcare professionals at Maple Leaf Childcare love to hear when beautiful little thinkers and doers come into the world, ready to explore. We also love to see families grow and change over the years, as children come in and out of our childcare center.
If you’re a brand new parent, the initial life change involved in welcoming a newborn is often jarring enough to cause a full range of emotions, from nerves and edgy irritability to pure joy and admiration. As you embark on the journey of becoming a parent and developing your own opinions and methods of how to raise your child, the first things to make sure you have set is a support system. Whether it’s family, lifelong friends, or fellow mothers and fathers you’ve met along the way, having people who not only are aware of the chagnes you’re going through, but are also sympathetic of how those changes may affect your ability to be present and engaging, is very important. It can feel difficult to play roles aside from ‘mother’, ‘father’, or ‘partner’ in the first few months of raising a child, so your support system is often the core reason new parents manage to keep their heads above water and their emotions in check.
If you’re worried about the basics, look no further. At Maple Leaf Childcare, our specialty lies in keeping your child safe, healthy, and always learning and growing in the process. If you’re a working parent or would like the support of childcare professionals during your parenting journey, be sure to contact our staff to inquire about our services and see how we can best serve you and your family’s needs. After all, we believe the needs of your child and their opportunity to develop take precedence.
When it comes to feeding and changing your baby, there are a few basic rules of thumb to live by. Feed and change them every two to three hours, as their stomachs and skin are highly sensitive in the first few months of life and their constantly growing bodies will require a lot of nourishment to keep up. You can begin to space out feeding times once your child regains their birth weight and continues to stretch out. Consult our professionals or your local healthcare professional about what types of foods are best to feed your child and at what stage in their development.
Ready to take on the wonderful challenge of becoming a parent along with our team at Maple Leaf Childcare? We’d love to walk with you on your journey. Give our team a call today to learn more about what we offer and how we function. We’re looking forward to meeting you and your little one.