Babies cry. That’s what they all do. Eat, poop, sleep and cry when any of the formerly mentioned are required. But that doesn’t mean mommy should start crying too. Remember what the air hostess tells us before plane takes off. Breathe yourself using the emergency oxygen masks and then help your kids. So calm down, doctors are yet to lose one from crying.
2. Use the pacifier:
This one is valuable. Pacifiers have a good reason to stay in the market. You can pat yourself on the back all you want for not trying to push a binkie on your little one because you know how they cause teeth problem and how hard is to get the kids off of them later. But the nightmare begins when all that seems to calm your baby is your nipple. No matter how bad of a condition you are in but the baby wont leave you alone for a whole hour because you are the binkie now.
3. Being Possessive:
I know the hormones may drive you crazy after first pregnancy and birthing and even postpartum plays a good role in turning you a bitch. But don’t repeat the same mistakes with second or third ones. The old adage stands true that it takes a whole village to raise a baby. So share your little bundle of joy and let others hold him/ her too, to leave you some space and time for a luxury like shower while others may bond with your newborn.
4. Don’t be so hard on yourself:
You are raising a human being no matter how little and that for the first time in your life. You will make mistakes no matter how hard you try. Your baby is his own person too and they will turn out to be fine so just relax and breath.
5. Trying to do it all by yourself:
Accept help. Your mom or your mother in law knows what its like to become a mother. So if they are offering to keep the baby for a night or two so you can recover accept the offer with thanks. There are plenty of sleepless nights waiting for you and the person offering help loves you and so your baby. You can try all you want to be a super mum but you will need sleep and yeah showers and meals too.
6. When o when:
Relax, the first teeth will show, your baby will roll over sit stand up walk n talk and do every kid stuff. Don’t rush, don’t panic, don’t compare. You are just exhausting yourself over pointless. You ll be amazed how marvelous things your baby will achieve in the years to come.
7. Seeking too much advice:
They call it a mother’s intuition for a good reason. So try your best and believe in yourself. Too many experts’s books and blogs still cant beat a fellow mum’s advice who has just been there done that.