Becoming a mom for the first time is both exciting and scary. You will soon realize that everybody has some advice to share about this phase in your life, making it challenging to sort through all of the words of wisdom to figure out what works for you. Here are three of the best pieces of advice that new moms should take to heart.
Always Keep Your Eye on Your Child
Despite your best intentions to make your home a safe place for your new little one, it is important to remember that nothing is ever truly childproof. The fact that thousands of children are poisoned each year by laundry pods should be warning enough that you can never plan on what kids will get in. Because of this, it is imperative that you always keep a vigilant watch over your young children. Especially in large groups, it is important to make sure that every child has a designated adult watching over them to keep them out of danger.
Stick to a Schedule
New babies thrive on the regularity of a routine. The first thing to establish is a sleeping schedule. While this may be hit or miss in the first few months, a baby will naturally begin to regulate its sleep patterns by the third month of life. Encouraging a regular schedule will make it easier for your infant to fall asleep and stay asleep. It is also important to regulate eating schedules. Establishing a routine will make life flow easier for everyone.
Enjoy Every Moment
Although it may sound cliché, it is true that the time definitely does fly. Do not be so consumed with keeping a perfect house or being the best mom that you neglect to savor this special time with your new baby. You can never hold a baby too much so be sure to snuggle away. There will come a time when you long for those sleepless nights holding your newborn in your arms. Make these moments count by being conscious about living in the moment. So put the laundry to the side and enjoy watching your infant sleep.
The period of those first few months with your baby can be one of the most special times in your life as a mother. While you might get lots of advice from people as a new mother, the tips above are some of the most helpful. In the end, the most important thing to remember is to listen to your gut and let your natural mothering instincts take over.
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