Being a parent is a big, scary task for anyone, and new moms have a lot of different things to think about. It's definitely not easy, and you will need all the help and support. In addition, various tips and tricks can help you get through it all a lot easier and with less of a hassle. Sometimes you might feel like you are drowning in all of the new responsibilities but it's in those times you have to remember that many women have been through this and that you are not alone.
Pockets save lives
Everything you own needs to have pockets: from your jeans to your fancy dresses. Even if you have a baby bag that has ten different compartments (which might not even be enough), you need to have pockets where you can quickly store any small items like nibbles, wipes or small toys.
Too many new mothers actually don't have a choice but to be alone and take care of their child all by themselves. But there are actually a lot of new moms who that they have to do everything themselves to prove that they’re independent and that they can do it all alone. Ladies, there is absolutely no need for that, and it's perfectly fine to accept help from friends, family and professionals. It doesn't make you any less of a mother and it might actually allow you to be a better one, since you will be better rested and you’ll be able to spend more quality time with your child.
Comparing your baby's development to other children will do nothing but cause extra worry. Some babies will walk sooner, while others will talk sooner and some will simply do it all in a jumbled-up order. That is exactly what regular doctor visits are for and your child's doctor will be able to tell you exactly how your child is progressing and whether there are any extra measures that need to be taken. You should also never compare yourself to other mothers – all parenting styles are different, and as long as you are being kind and following your heart, your baby will grow up to be happy and well behaved, no matter what their bedtime was.
Keep them close
It's very important for newborns to have a lot of physical contact with other people, especially their closest ones. It’s the way they learn about the world and social interactions. It can also be a load off your mind, because if they are with you, you won't need to worry about what they are doing and how they are behaving. Get a good stroller with a high-quality pram liner so that your baby can come along on all of your adventures, and get a baby wrap so that they can be by your side when you are lounging around the house, or just enjoying some quality time. It's crucial to keep your baby safe and comfortable because they will feel better and you will have a much easier time with them.
New moms are all superheroes, and if you see a mother struggling with raising her child, always remember that she is still healing from childbirth, might not have all the skills and knowledge she needs, and go offer your help with carrying a stroller up the stairs of picking up a dropped item. And moms, stick through it, because they will be off to college before you know it, and you are going to start missing them very soon.