Your baby grows and develops inside your belly at an amazing rate over the course of three trimesters of pregnancy. But that amazing growth continues once they're born, coming at an especially hectic pace in the first three months of their life. This period is known as the fourth trimester, and it can be stressful for both mom and baby. To keep stress to a minimum and safety at a maximum, there are some precautions to take in the fourth trimester that can help keep your baby happy and make your own life a little easier.
After spending three trimesters of pregnancy in your cozy and warm womb, it should come as no surprise that your baby might feel like the outside world is a little overwhelming. There's so much for babies (and their parents) to do, learn, and figure out: how to nurse properly, when to sleep, and perhaps most importantly, how to feel safe and secure when they can't be in mom's or dad's arms. Fortunately, there are easy ways to help your baby through all of these transitions and get through those stressful first few months.
Here are nine precautions to know about for the crucial fourth trimester of your baby's life.