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‘Cocooning’ growing in popularity with new parents, and some families are not happy about it

A photo of a happy young couple bond with their baby girl at home

When nicolle and Brad Pritchard of bringing their new baby home from the hospital in a couple of weeks, they will have to come to an empty apartment, no friends, no family, not even their own parents.

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This is because the Pritchards have imposed a strict visiting policy of no guests in the Bed-Stuy apartment for two weeks, and no overnights for a month, and that’s Because, as a digital media consultant, finishing his paternity leave. Both sets of their parents, who live out of town, don’t have the baby until they are 30 days old.

“It was my mother-in-law had been on the look out for books from her in the flight . . . my parents wanted to come and help,” said nicolle, a 33-year-old interior designer and fashion designer. “But it’s such an important and delicate period of time. There have been so many changes that we will have to get used to it . . . and, as much as all of them have great intentions and want to help us, we just want to be me and the baby.”

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Gone are the days when grandparents, aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews would be in a hurry in the delivery room and to hold the newest member of the family. For the first time, parents will be more willing to spend the time with their newborn child, like the visitors, including grandparents, for weeks, and sometimes months, after the baby is born.

It’s called cocooning, and it is a common practice in the case of an adopted child, which would allow them to have a relationship with their parents. However, it has become more and more popular in the last ten years, and among the other families, ” says Midtown is a psychotherapist Dana Dorfman — in part, she thinks, because of a broader parental leave policies, and for his father, “the strengthening of the desire, or need, in order to really bond as a family.”

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New mom’s and dad’s, describing cocooning as, a good time, even if everyone else in the family hates it.

Read the full article in the New York Post.

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