If you are starting your journey into parenthood, there will be ample free advice given to you because people love sharing their stories of past experiences in child rearing.You are expecting your very first child, then Congratulations! You must be very excited and you should be.
Some of the things that your parents did were probably beneficial to you, while other things may not have been but remember that you are in the same boat as your parents were when you were a child. Another thing to remember is that you need some time away from your child every now and again to pursue some of your own interests, even if it is only for half an hour per day to take a quiet stroll in the fresh air.By knowing what is considered to be normal, you will not have unrealistic expectations for your child. For just a while in your life, you will feel what it is like to be loved unconditionally by another person and that is truly the most precious gift that you could ever receive in life, so enjoy those few short years with your child while you still have them.
Always remember that as you’re forced to roll out of bed at 3 am. No, you won’t regret the decision but you will question if you have what it takes to be a good parent.Many parents (especially fathers) are always scared about dealing with their kid’s poop and puke. Well, don’t be. Believe it or not, when you have to clean-up puke or change a dirty diaper, it won’t bother you anywhere near as much as you’d think.There’s something in nature that allows a parent to easily handle anything that comes from your baby’s body.Newborns look so tiny and fragile, and they are but they are also a lot tougher than you’d think. You’ll no longer have only yourself to worry about and you’re alone time will be extremely limited (if it exists at all). But overall, this is a good thing, so embrace it but don’t expect that things will ever be like they were before the baby.
Doctors will follow the scientist’s investigations and recommend the baby sleeps on their back, and you should listen to them.Only you know what’s for your baby, you are the one who cares for him/her all day long, who knows his/her likes and dislikes.If it is your first child then expect a lot more because the advertising sharks will be after you, you will just become their prey.To deal with that advertisement advice that sells you these ridiculous products, throw them away and laugh, they just want to sell, they do not care about what is best for your kids or yourself for that matter.