First time mom? Follow these proven and trusted tips for a kick start of motherhood.
Here are the best tips for new moms to help you cope with this new period of your life:
Get advice and do research
Trust your instincts
When you are not sure what to do, when you get conflicting advice from different people – remember that your natural motherly instincts are there for you. Each baby is different and each mom is different; the “right thing to do” depends on countless individual and often unexpected factors. Your general research is important, but in times of uncertainty, your instincts may come in handy.
Stay calm and try to smile
Motherhood is a lot of work and can be stressful and frustrating. If you find yourself in need of some fresh air, ask your husband or relatives for help, so that you can take a breather. Try to avoid being nervous around your newborn, as nervousness might affect him negatively.
Involve your significant other
Like every new mom, you are going to want to focus entirely on your baby. When you do that, make sure your husband is fully involved. If he appears to be distant, encourage him to connect with his baby and spend as much time with the baby as possible. Once you adjust to your new role as a mom, don’t forget to set aside some alone time with your husband. Having a child does not mean the romance has to die. Ask a relative or friend you trust to watch the baby and have a nice, romantic evening to yourselves.
Make the most of every moment!
Your baby will not be a baby forever. Take as many pictures of your little one as you can, play with him and care for him as much as possible. You will be surprised at how fast his babyhood will end, so cherish every single moment of it.