It doesn't really sink in that you're in charge of someone day and night until you leave the hospital with your new baby. When you're still being attended to by an army of medical professionals and getting your meals delivered to you, taking care of your baby often doesn't seem all that challenging. But when you head home, reality sets in. If you're wondering how to survive your first night with baby, don't panic.
I can pretty much guarantee that one of your first thoughts on arriving home from the hospital with your bundle of joy will be "now what?". Almost every new mom or dad I've ever talked to has told me they experienced some version of panics and confusion. But the good thing is, as demanding as babies are, they're also relatively simply. Assuming your baby doesn't have any health issues or unique needs, chances are you'll be able to figure out them out pretty quickly. The first night will be intimidating, but it'll pass by in a blur and before you know it you'll be an old pro at the whole raising kids things.
Here are seven tips to get through that first night without losing your mind in the process.