If you are expecting for the first time, you may find that you are often sitting in a sea of advice from all other mothers around you and even your family. While, of course, everybody means well, it seems that most of these people forget that the advice they are giving was once given to them, and they also found themselves drowning in it.
The truth is, when it comes to your baby, nobody is going to be able to tell you what is right or what is wrong as every baby is different. In this post, though, we are going to present a few things that will help you as a mom and also reduce a little worry when times get a little tough.
So You Are Going To Be A Mom
Ok, so the first thing we should address is all of that fear that you are feeling, we should start by saying that all of that fear is completely natural and if anybody tells you that they didn’t feel it, they are lying to your face.
The truth is, fear is just your mind’s way of preparing you for the fact that a baby is going to be in your life soon, and your whole world is going to be flipped on its head. While it may sound like we are trying to scare you, this isn’t the case.
The truth is, all that fear that you feel now will disappear the moment you see your baby for the first time. It may sound strange, but from the moment you have the baby in your arms, you wonder where all of that fear came from and being a mommy feels like the most natural thing in the world/
Don’t Lose Sight Of Who You Are
As an expectant mom, you may have heard people tell you that you should enjoy certain things now as you won’t be able to do them once you are a mother. Well, please ignore this advice, the truth is you need to do as much as you can from your normal life in order to keep yourself sane.
While it may sound a little harsh, we all know a mom that has had a baby and just become a mother and nothing more. Yes, becoming a mother is a magical and amazing thing, but you should always try to keep a hold on who you are most of all.
If you want to be the best mother you can be to your baby, you need to make sure that you are setting a good example to your little one and make sure you find the perfect balance between yourself and being a mommy.
In the beginning, you should be looking at things like keeping your relationship alive. In the first years, if being parents, it is often very tasking for a couple, and if the right amount of time isn’t spent together, this can really take its toll.
Where possible, you should be arranging a date night for you and your partner where you can be a couple. You will both spend your time being parents, and it’s easy to lose a connection between yourselves.
As a first time parent, or let’s be honest, even a fourth-time parent, there are certain things that will happen that will make you panic and worry about your little one.
Initially, we should start by saying that panic is natural, and it’s something we are never going to be able to turn off when it comes to our young ones. While it may be impossible to turn off, there are certain situations that, instead of panicking, we must apply a little logic.
One of those first panic moments for new parents is often the sight of cradle cap. While we would presume that most people know what cradle cap is, some people still see it and worry there is something wrong with the baby.
If cradle cap is a worry to you, you can check out this post titled best ways to prevent & treat cradle cap, and this may be able to give you a little more insight into what to do and ultimately reduce your panic.
The final thing that causes worry in every parent is colic. When a baby has colic, it is one of the most emotional and traumatic times for a new parent, and at times many people will even consider calling a medical professional.
While colic may cause discomfort for the baby, you should be sure to introduce gripe water and look at other ways to reduce colic. Before you know it, your worry will be over, and baby will be settled.
Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.