What I Wish I Knew Before I Became a Parent
Being a new parent can be hard, and we understand that. That is why we are offering some tips for those who are preparing for parenthood. From newborns to toddlers, we are here to help you through the tough times of parenthood.
You Won’t Sleep
Between the worry and what needs to be done, you won’t sleep. They say to sleep when your child sleeps, but it is hard when you are pulling double duty. Even if your baby is a “sleeper” between what your read online, what the doctors say and everyone telling you how to raise your child you will always worry.
When you have a newborn the first few months are going to be torture. It’s impossible to convey how hard and frustrating the first few months can be for new parents.
Even when they are a toddler or a child, you still may have sleeping problems. Many kids have a hard time sleeping in their own bed. They may get up multiple times in a night just to switch to your bed. Make sure to try and create a sleeping pattern with your child at a young age to decrease the chance that problems will occur when they are toddlers. Figuring out which method you will choose early on will help with your child’s sleeping habits.
As your child gets older you are going to be seeing everyone else’s babies walking and talking at different times, remember that. Just because another baby in your child’s friend circle or class has started to walk, crawl, or teeth it doesn’t mean that you child is running behind them. Everyone grows and learns at different rates.
You may get “parenting advice” from other parents whose children may be doing things that yours is not but just remember that you know what is best for your child and not to stress. If you feel worried about the development of your child, always take them to the pediatrician and talk with them.
You may feel as if you don’t know how to raise your child, but give it time and trust your instincts. It may take time for you to feel as if your maternal instincts are kicking in but trust in what you think is best for your child… after all, they are yours.
Try not to pay attention to the other parents who are telling you that you are raising your child the wrong way. You need to be confident in the choices that you are making for your new family. The fact that you have made it this far shows that the past choices you’ve made were right for your family.
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