Becoming a first-time mom has its challenges and how well to and not to care for your little one. It is a new chapter every young mom is always looking forward to, and it’s bittersweet moments.
Remember, do whatever you think feels right to you and suits your baby’s needs rather than trying to do what everybody tells you to.
- You’re the expert:
Taking advice doesn’t hurt, but also don’t be afraid to ignore that advice, and go with your instincts. Do what you feel comfortable with and enjoy your motherhood.
- Stop the comparison:
You should not always try the same things your friends did while taking care of their babies or compare your child to others. Remember: every child is different.”
- Help is not a four letter word (although it is):
If the offers are not coming in from people, then don’t be scared to ask for help when you need it.
- This moment shall pass:
“Almost everything has a phase, and things change all the time. Not having enough sleep, hating the bath, throwing food all over the house, etc.? Some will argue that these moments are what makes motherhood interesting, whether you agree or not, they will come to pass.
- Sometimes, babies just cry:
Often babies cry just because they want to do so and not for any other feared reasons. Comfort them, rock them, sing calmly – but don’t feel you have to stop it. Sometimes we feel like we have to fix everything, and it’s an awful amount of pressure.”
- NOTHING is more important than sleep:
“Sleep when the baby sleeps if you can, rather than trying to get things done – the housework can wait!”
- Parents are allowed to make mistakes:
“Don’t panic if you make a mistake. Many of us have made them too, and our children survived!” The first-time-mom experiences and moments are worth reflecting when they are over.
- You’re already doing an excellent job:
- “Believe in yourself and your parenting skills. Confidence comes with time – but love and care will take you a long way.”