If you are starting your journey into parenthood, there will be ample free advice given to you because people love sharing their stories of past experiences in child rearing.You’re about to welcome a great gift into this world but with your excitement there must be plenty of anxiety as well, right? This is totally normal too.
Some of the things that your parents did were probably beneficial to you, while other things may not have been but remember that you are in the same boat as your parents were when you were a child. One of the best tools that you can have is the knowledge of your child’s developmental stages. Be aware of how your child is developing physically, emotionally and mentally.Never be afraid to ask for help or support. Don’t worry yourself sick about something that could easily be assessed or discussed with a nurse at a health care clinic or a doctor. For just a while in your life, you will feel what it is like to be loved unconditionally by another person and that is truly the most precious gift that you could ever receive in life, so enjoy those few short years with your child while you still have them.
Okay, so maybe you have been told about this but until you go through it you won’t understand just how little sleep you’ll get. No, you won’t regret the decision but you will question if you have what it takes to be a good parent.Many parents (especially fathers) are always scared about dealing with their kid’s poop and puke. Well, don’t be. Believe it or not, when you have to clean-up puke or change a dirty diaper, it won’t bother you anywhere near as much as you’d think.There’s something in nature that allows a parent to easily handle anything that comes from your baby’s body.So don’t be too afraid of handling your baby and don’t freak out about every little cough or sneeze. You will no longer be able to go anywhere without it taking you twenty minutes to get ready.
Doctors will follow the scientist’s investigations and recommend the baby sleeps on their back, and you should listen to them.If you even so much as join a website proclaiming you have a child, you will be bombarded with emails and spam mail that you did not want in the first place.Another way to get a ton of parenting advice is through parenting magazines, and when you sign up for those, you will get a lot of mail and pamphlets telling you what’s best for your baby.To deal with that advertisement advice that sells you these ridiculous products, throw them away and laugh, they just want to sell, they do not care about what is best for your kids or yourself for that matter.