10/03/2014 11:34 GMT | Updated 22/05/2015 10:12 BST

Parenting... The Truth: Newborns (Video)

"Oh my God, we're a family now!"
"That overwhelming sense of cluelessness."
And wouldn't it be nice if new babies had stick-on care instructions?
Take a look at the anecdotes from parents bringing their newborn home - bonding and bliss and some worries and sleep deprivation too.

Congratulations! You've made a baby - and then you take your newborn home and start the most intense few days, weeks and months of your life.

In this third in our new video series, Parenting...the Truth: Newborns, we talk to mums and dads about caring for their baby for the first time - from feeding your baby to changing nappies and coping with sleep deprivation. We also have anecdotes of strangers offering unwanted advice and playing gate keeper to your family all desperate to get a hold of your new baby.

But most importantly, let's not forget the joy of falling in love with your baby.


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