8. Chores

Finally, offer to run any other errands that may need taking care of. Leaving the house with a new baby can seem an irrationally major expedition. Picking up shopping, getting their car filled with gas, or posting packages won't take you long but can really help out.

Whether you're royal or not, a new baby is always an exciting time. But few moms can rely on the help that the Duchess of Cambridge can expect. Any help can really make a difference to the average mom, and it usually doesn't require too much effort. What did you most appreciate when you had just given birth, and have you ever tried to help but got it wrong?

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