Although most of my postpartum visits are filled with tips on newborn care, breastfeeding support, swaddling techniques and answers to many questions, I always manage to sneak a peak in the baby's room to see how new parents have decorated.
Todays visit was such a treat that I just had to do a mini photo session. Everything was so beautifully placed and thoughtfully created that it left me wishing that my home looked this good.
With this sort of inspiration on display, this baby is sure to have a creative and artistic side and a keen eye for visually stunning design.
Good work mama bear on a beautiful space for your new little gal. This doula approves!
A beautiful, adventure themed room for a new baby boy! And what an adventure parenthood will be!
A fun part of being a birth and postpartum doula is getting to see the little details that parents-to-be plan out for their newborns room. I am always so amazed by the creative ideas that come about.
At a recent birth I attended, and while labour was nicely unfolding, mom and dad were having lots of one on one time so I had a chance to snap some shots in babes new room. Everything was handmade from the picture frames to bunting flags to a hot air ballon mobile.
This colourful room will be filled with many memories in the years to come.
Welcome baby boy!
When you're a birth and postpartum doula, you get to know the families you work with very well in a short period of time. Because I'm entering their home at a rather intimate and vulnerable time in their life, I often find that I'm rooting around in cupboards and drawers during home births or postpartum visits trying to find things instead of overwhelming mom and dad with questions.
One room that I tend to spend a lot of time in is the baby's room as I'm often changing diapers, rocking them to sleep, sorting baby clothes or perhaps folding laundry. I always take note of the cute details that the parents have taken in creating a welcoming, warm and loving space for their little one.
Starting today, I'm introducing a new blog category titled "Stuff I Found While Looking Around". There are just too many cute things and creative ideas that I come across on the job that it only makes sense I share them with you (with permission of course).
You'll notice a very natural and crafty theme for this baby's room which is a pure reflection of her down-to-earth parents.