Advice is free simply because everyone loves giving it out and word of mouth is the best method of communication and you may not agree with all the advice you here but be wise, listen and learn.You’re about to welcome a great gift into this world but with your excitement there must be plenty of anxiety as well, right? This is totally normal too.
Nothing has changed – parenting is still just as hard now as it was when you were a child. One of the best tools that you can have is the knowledge of your child’s developmental stages. Be aware of how your child is developing physically, emotionally and mentally.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.
But to help you through this, remember that it’s only temporary and the months where you’re awakened several times every night are but a brief instant in what will be decades of pleasure you get from you child. You will ask yourself if you can give that baby everything he/she needs. Just know that the answer is yes.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.So don’t be too afraid of handling your baby and don’t freak out about every little cough or sneeze. 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.
It has been proven through testing and observation of top-notch scientists that SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) can be avoided by making your child sleep on their back, but you’ve also heard from other important people in your life, such as your mother or best friend, that having the baby sleep on its side or stomach is best for the child.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.Thousands of babies develop to be vigorous folks in spite of whether their diapers were disposed of with diaper genies or that nightlight will last forever.