Being a mother is not an easy task because there are many challenges involved. Each and every mother has various mum truths and behaviours based on how they interact and address their child. The approach of mothers is also based on the kind of child in question, his or her character as well as temperament. Some mums act in a cool manner because the child is also cool while others are very strict due to the attitude of the child. Although, forcing our children to behave in a specific manner may be difficult but we can easily shape their morals so as to fit our intended goals. This content contains some basic truths about being a mother and it is crucial for every mother to read it thoroughly.
1. YOUR CHILD WILL ALWAYS BE IN YOUR HEART
An adage goes thus “We hold our children in our arms for a little while and in our hearts forever.” This is always true for every mother because the child will always be in the mother’s heart regardless of where she is or what she’s doing. Irrespective of how far apart mother and child are, there is a strong bond between them which ensures the child stays in the heart of the mother. When pregnant, several reactions take place in the body of a woman some of which include changes in stomach shape, anatomical as well as physiological make up in the body, these changes are what binds the child to the mother right from the onset. Additionally, women harbor several kinds of cells in their body during the pregnancy period and these likewise solidify the link between the mother and child, these cells often stay very long even after birth.
2. BREAST FEEDING IS A SURE MEDICINE
The breast milk of every mother is a powerful medicine which can cure a child more than any drug. The breastmilk is so powerful to the extent that breastfeeding is the safest way through which a child can be fed. Research has also found that breastfeeding provides real-time immune support which helps the baby combat infections. It also boosts the immunity of the child thereby resulting in healthy growth.
3. AS A MUM, YOUR SMILE IS MUSIC TO YOUR CHILD
Regardless of the environment, when people smile at me I feel happy and sometimes reciprocate the smile. Smile has always been a gesture which easily catches the interest of everyone. Every kid also enjoys smiles. Thus, whenever mum smiles at her child, she is sending a message of tranquility as well as joy to the child the same way melodious music affect our heart. Babies as well as their mums share a deeply physiological connection. Whenever your child looks at your face and observes that you are smiling, the baby will feel confident in your protection and will be more relaxed with you. This is the main reason why some children allow only their mother to touch and carry them.
4. YOUR VOICE IS A POWERFUL TOOL
Your child may not react to the sound of different musical instruments or music when crying but your voice will always make your child feel safe and comfortable, thereby taking away all the fear and sorrow he or she might experience. Children that have a chance to interact with their mother regardless of whether it is through video chat or a call will show the same level of oxytocin when they have contact with their mother. Oxytocin is the hormone responsible for social bonding, thus, the voice of every Mom is as powerful as a hug.
5. OUR BABIES GIVE US NAMES
Have you ever thought why babies refer to their Moms as Mama? Ma’ is an allophone which is a natural expression for babies. The same is applicable for Dad in ‘DA’ ...It’s not a word but a spoken language and this is how they call us in imitation. Babies say every single allophone thereby giving us names when they first speak.
6. YOU ARE THE ONLY EXPERT WHEN IT COMES TO LOOKING AFTER YOUR CHILD
Although babysitters can be employed to take care of your child, no one can take better care of your child than you. This is because there is a great connection between you and your child, this connection ensures you feel his or her pain of hunger, even before the child starts crying. Mums are always sensitive to any movement of their child which makes it easy to notice their child before they wander off.
7. IF YOU'RE SAD, YOUR BABY WILL BE SAD, IF YOU'RE HAPPY, YOUR BABY WILL BE EQUALLY HAPPY
This is simple but very true. As a Mom, what you are transmitting to your child is more than perfumes, you are sending a very strong vibe to your child and this kind of vibe has a great influence on their mood. If a bad vibe is sent, one filled with pain and sorrow, your child will sense it and have a similar feeling. This is why it is crucial for mums to be happy always so as to send the appropriate vibe to their child.
8. AFTER HAVING CHILDREN YOU DON'T JUST BECOME A MOTHER, YOU ARE STILL AN INDIVIDUAL
As a mother, you may think that the only responsibility you have is your child, this is very wrong and such may have a negative influence on you and your child. It is also crucial for you to take care of yourself after the birth of the child, you still need to take good care of yourself and also consume good meals as well as exercise. Remember that no one would take good care of you, so ensure you take proper care of yourself.
9. TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS
It is essential for you to trust your instinct and have a feeling that you have the appropriate solution to every challenge your child comes across (because you do). You can easily fix it without the assistance of anyone. This will help you in breaking through mental barriers.
10. EVERYTHING WILL BE ALRIGHT
The sleepless nights, the nauseating odors, the hesitant cries will eventually end. Very soon your kid will be old enough to take care of him or herself so, don’t get fed-up about the stress when they are young because everything will fine to.. As it goes, "this too shall pass".