How To Inform About New Born?


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Birth announcements can be very easy to accomplish. However, it all depends on who you are telling. Methods of informing about a newborn baby are different with regards to which group of people, or person, you are telling. This can include:

  • Relatives
  • Friends
  • Colleagues
Usually the first birth announcement you would make should be to close relatives. This includes grandparents, brothers, sisters and anyone else you deem to be a close relative in your family. This can be done face-to-face or over the telephone, depending on how far away you live from each other and how much time you have in your day with the newborn baby around! Close relatives would normally be the first people, with exception to the parents, who would  get to see the new baby. It is important you let them know as soon as possible. Distant relatives such as cousins, aunts and uncles may be informed a little later on via telephone, by other relatives, email, face-to-face or even a letter. Of course, it may be that you are closer to your aunt or uncle than your parents, it's different for all families. It is up to you to determine your close relatives from your distant relatives.

Friends can be treated very similarly to relatives in that you must tell your closest friends first and acquaintances last. You can even create official "birth announcements" and send them off to everyone. This can be very touching for friends and relatives alike, and not to mention they will appreciate the thought and effort!

Informing about a newborn baby to your colleagues is a fairly different matter. You must keep it professional yet don't hesitate to express a little excitement at the new addition to your family. It is important to inform colleagues about your newborn baby because you may need to take time off for paternity or maternity leave and this could directly affect certain employees and their workloads. You can inform them via a group E-mail, an informal or formal meeting, or even individually if you have the time!

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