As parents-to-be gear up to welcome a newborn into the family, preparations start right from the confirmation of the little bundle. Mum is encouraged to eat healthy, hydrate, keep fit, and take supplements for the development of a healthy baby.
If you are a first time parent googling ‘things to buy for a newborn’, be prepared for the onslaught of swaddles, rompers, diapers, and nappy cream – not to mention, the huge shock that such a small being requires so much stuff!
It can get overwhelming and it’s not surprising that we tend to focus only on the positive aspects. Asian mums-to-be are especially encouraged to think positively and to avoid bad thoughts, because of the belief that it can affect the baby in the womb.