New Parent Advice
As you’re researching online, reading all of the baby books, and asking all of your friends that have kids – I’m going to give you the most useful and amazing parenting tip! Are you ready for it?!
YOU DO YOU!
If you feel like you need to take your baby to the Dr. 20 times, then by all means, do that. Whatever you think, you’re right! You’re the parent and parents for soooooo many years did this parenting thing without social media, without Google, and without everyone shoving their opinion down everyone’s throats. You got this! Trust me!
Now, if you feel you need to ask, that’s perfectly okay! Remember when I said whatever you think is right? Just trust your gut and you’re golden.
Don’t compare your child to anyone else’s, even your children, if you have them. It really is true that kids learn and do things at all different times. If something is wrong, your Dr. will let you know. Nobody ever asks me when I learned to roll over, crawl, walk, etc – it really is not that important (the when that is).
Vaginal or C-Section? I’m proud of you! You did great birthing your baby! Bottle or breast? You’re doing amazing, keep going!
For the last part, remember that messes are okay. You’re settling into your new life, enjoying your baby, and recovering. If someone offers to help, for the love of everything, let them! Nap when baby naps, don’t think “Oh, he/she is asleep, I’ll pick up”. You need your rest and that’s perfectly okay. You’re doing amazing and don’t ever forget that!