Having a baby is so exciting. You’re over being pregnant and after a long nine months, they are finally here. You may be slightly nervous but most of all happy aren’t you? Just like cooking for your first time, you will more than likely make mistakes as first-time parents. Parenting is a skill that can be mastered. Read along to our rookie mistakes, so that hopefully, it helps you to be a better first-time parent. Just try to remember it, alright?
Don’t wake your baby up to check if they are alright or breathing. It can be a little scary knowing you are responsible for this little person’s life. So a natural instinct for us is to constantly check if our baby is alright. Are they breathing? They are so still…Yes! They are still because they are sleeping. If you are that concerned rest your hand lightly on their chest and you should be able to feel them breathing. Continue reading
For parents, this may be a little funny, but when I had my first child I had so many questions. These questions went unanswered until I answered them myself. Like why my baby look like that right after I gave birth to her? Why isn’t she smiling or laughing yet? Maybe being a little more informed will have you, new parents, sitting on a platform of reassurance that I wish I had. You’re welcome. I’ll try my best to inform you a little about that bundle of joy that will constantly leave you thinking you are doing something wrong. Don’t worry, you’re not.
Baby will sometimes look a little funny after being born. Maybe their heads are in a weird and awkward shape, they seem to have fine hair everywhere, and a puffy face with gooey eyes. Cut your perfect baby a break. They have been in an amniotic sac for nine months and went through a tiny birth canal, so relax.
I just about got used to the fact that my new baby hated me. Continue reading