If you could give just one advice to a new-mom, what would it be?
The best advice I received was "don't listen to any advice". You'll get bombarded with many contrasting suggestions and bits of information. Go with your own instincts and do what feels right for you and your child!
(It served me very well. ) )
I agree, especially family. But then again am I not contradicting myself????
That's true. Everybody thinks they have the magic cure for every ailment the newborn will ever have. The poor mom is so desperate to do what is best for her child that she may not even realize she is becoming paranoid.
Hold the pill between your knees to avoid making the same mistake again.
As a mother of four, I would tell new mothers not to try to stay on top of EVERYTHING. It can be overwhelming to try to take care of a newborn and run a household, get the shopping done, stay on top of laundry. I would tell new mothers that they should not worry about all the little things and to focus on their new baby. Other things will get done eventually.
Take every offer you get for someone to give you a break. I made the mistake of turning down the few offers I got to take a nap or shower. I didn't want to miss anything. Plus every time there was a noise from my son or daughter I figured I had to get right back up and breastfeed again. Many long days and fatigue.
I disagree- Take any advice given, but you choose which ones work for you.
Enjoy every bit of the times you spent with your child. If you have the chance to stay at home and not going to work, make use of this chance. Watching your child grow day by day is a great experience you don't have to miss in your life.
Chill out, and force yourself to laugh at the little things that seem so disastrous but that really do not matter. And chill out some more. Because you have to enjoy those baby cuddles - when they're gone, you can never have them back. Don't waste time stressing about housework - cuddle that baby like there's no tomorrow! And chill some more
Let things go - don't dwell on things that make you stressed. Everything will pass - allow it to do so. Just keep cuddling, just keep chilling
Cherish every moment that you spend with them as they really aren't children for long. My mother told me this and I never really paid attention. It just seems like yesterday that my daughters were babies, now they are 17 and 11 years old!
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