There Are No Ordinary Moments" While reading this post, I remembered back to all the times I had visited families with new babies and when we had visitors when Dylan was born.
I think she gives a lot of great tips, ones that I will be sure to follow in the future, but I don't think that I would feel comfortable either cleaning up someone else's kitchen/bathroom, or having someone in my kitchen/bathrooms wiping down the counters, or taking out my garbage. I could see how this would be a really nice gesture, but personally, I would probably feel a bit insulted if someone did this. Although setting a time limit is probably a good idea, I remember wanting visitors and was happy to see a familiar face after feeling a bit isolated with a newborn.
I LOVE the part about visitors washing their hands before holding the baby. You would think that people would just automatically do this, but they don't. I just kept hand sanitizer out in the open and "subtly" suggested to visitors that it was there.
Check out her post at the link below, it's definitely worth reading!