Photo by Jennie CanzoneriThis funny and smart list of 10 Things You Should Know Before Visiting New Parents from Mori.net popped up in my Google Reader a few places (via Parenting and OhDeeDoh), and I've now read it through a few times.
I'm a huge advocate of helping out new parents as much as you can. It takes a village, I really believe that.
My favorite part of the list ...
"Bring food! The best gift for new parents is food. That’s prepared food period, whether purchased or homemade; new parents have little, if any, time to cook while occupied feeding, changing, nursing, walking and rocking the wailing li’l chim chim."
Don't ever show up to visit a new baby empty-handed. Bring food! Bring diapers! Bring more food!
If you know anyone who has recently had a baby, don't stay away. Go visit and read this list before you do.
Do you have any tips of your own for someone visiting new parents?