'I'll be chasing that feeling for the rest of my life.' The 6 most unexpected joys from the newborn bubble.

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The newborn bubble… that time of wonder, exhaustion and everything in between. 

As a parent, you're plunged into a world where every day is an adventure, and every moment is filled with surprises. 

Sure, there are the sleepless nights and endless nappy changes, but there are also moments of pure delight that make you find beauty in the ordinary and magic in the mundane, and make it all worthwhile. I promise!

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Here are the 6 of the most unexpected delights I found from first experience of the newborn bubble.

1. The magic of baby smiles.

One of the most unexpected delights of that newborn stage is the excitement of discovering new things about your baby every day. From their fingernails (so tiny!), to that soft, fuzzy hair on their back that you know they will hate one day.

But few things in life are as heartwarming as your baby's first smile — that infectious grin that lights up their face and fills your heart with pure joy. 

And be warned, once you've seen that first smile, you'll find yourself doing all sorts of crazy dances, making silly noises, or pulling the most ridiculous faces just to see it again. 

2. How the camaraderie of parenthood feels.

There's nothing quite like the solidarity you feel with other parents. Whether you're swapping tips on breastfeeding or sending memes in the WhatsApp group at 3am, having a support network of other mums and dads can make all the difference. 


And my new ritual of crowdsourcing ideas from other mum friends? Lifesaver!

A game-changing recommendation I received was to try Huggies Newborn Nappies. During those early days with my first newborn, finding the right nappy was crucial. 

Using a good nappy from day one helps ease a range of issues, from nappy rash to leaking through, to not-so-fun explosions… making life just that little bit easier when you’re in the thick of the newborn phase. 

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Trust me, there will be enough washing for you to do already!


I wanted something that not only kept my baby dry but cared for her delicate skin too. What's standing out to me about preparing for my second baby is Huggies' clinically proven zinc oxide-enriched layer, designed to protect against irritation and maintain healthy skin pH.

Knowing that my baby's skin was being cared for gave me peace of mind. And the fact that they offer the same trusted absorbency with even better skin protection was a huge bonus. The wetness indicator was also a huge win — no wasted nappies!

Our hospital also gave us a stash of Huggies to use during our week-long stay, as they're the number 1 choice of Australian Hospitals and endorsed by the Australian College of Midwives. 

As any parent will tell you, a good quality nappy is worth its weight in gold during those early days. 

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3. The satisfaction of every victory.

You'll quickly become a pro at thinking on your feet and finding creative solutions to all sorts of new challenges, and let me tell you… it’s great for your confidence! 

Whether it's figuring out the perfect swaddle or inventing a silly song that helps them drift off to sleep, every little victory is a reminder of just how resourceful you are.

4. Baby antics that bring the lols.

If you don’t know it already, you will soon — babies are natural comedians. From their funny faces to their strange noises and ridiculously heavy breathing, they sure have a knack for keeping you entertained. 

Parenting a newborn is like having a front-row seat to the funniest show in town, and trust me, laughter truly is the best remedy when you’re running on minimal sleep and 6-day-old hair. 

The real showstopper? When they discover their own reflection for the first time.

Seeing them giggle and gurgle at their own face and plant a wet, sloppy kiss on your mirror is a true reminder of the innocence and wonder of childhood. 

5. Seeing the world through new eyes.

Isn't it amazing how babies see the world? 

Everything is a fresh discovery and a brand-new adventure, and their excitement is contagious. It's like they have this superpower to find wonder in the smallest things we tend not to notice, like a butterfly fluttering by or the sound of birds chirping. 


Witnessing them explore the world for the first time is an absolute delight. They really do make you slow down and appreciate the magic in everyday life.

6. Their tiny breaths against your chest.

Ask any parents and they’ll tell you one of their favourite feelings in the world is having your baby snuggled up against you, content and safe in your arms — be prepared for your endorphins to run wild.

I’ve even been guilty of picking up my peacefully sleeping baby just for an extra little cuddle, and to feel her tiny breaths against my chest.

And don’t forget the wonder of midnight snuggles. There's something enchanting about those late-night cuddle sessions when the rest of the world is asleep, and it's just you and your baby. 

As I navigate this wild ride of parenthood, I hold onto these unexpected delights with all my heart. They're the reminders that, despite the challenges, this journey is a beautiful one. 

So here's to embracing the chaos of having a newborn, cherishing the quiet moments, and finding joy in the teeniest of things.

Because in the end, it's these unexpected delights that make it all worthwhile.

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Huggies Newborn Nappies are the only nappy with a Clinically Proven Zinc Enriched Layer* to protect baby's delicate skin against irritation and maintain healthy skin PH. *Zinc as Zinc Oxide. Tested on adult skin as a suitable substitute for baby's skin.