It's easy to prepare for most things in life like a new job or interview, but parenthood is not one of those things. No matter how prepared you think you are, once your child arrives you'll realize how much more there is to do. So chill out, create your registry, and look forward to meeting your bundle of joy!
Your baby’s home has been your belly for the past nine months and now that he or she has arrived, are growing, learning and being a part of the world, you’ll undoubtedly freak out about a few things. But you’re not alone. Here are some things all new parents freak out about and how to ease your mind.
Women have been having babies for centuries. If they can do it, so you can you! It sounds like a scary concept but every mother goes through this scare the first time around but there are so many resources out there to help you - take advantage of them.
Driving With Your Child
All new parents are terrified to drive because they now have precious cargo. If you stress about it too much, you’ll make yourself too nervous behind the wheel.
Many first time parents, have only held a baby maybe once or twice in their lives, so holding a newborn can be a little terrifying! Trust in yourself that you won’t drop them, and know that you’ll get the hang of parenthood as soon as you arrive home.
Taking Off The Baby Weight
You’ve been gaining weight over the past nine months, so how could you possibly lose it all? You can and you will! Breastfeeding has actually been shown to jumpstart some weight loss!
You'll Be Clueless
There are no perfect parents and all new parents feel like they have no idea what they’re doing.
Clipping Their Nails
You’ll probably Google how to do this every time you need to clip their nails. Take a deep breath and buy baby clippers. They have a safety feature so you won’t hurt their tiny fingers.
Why Do They Make Noise In Their Sleep?
You’ll probably hear whistling or gurgling noises but it’s normal. The breathing control center of their brain is still developing.
They Sleep All The Time
Newborns sleep - that’s what they do. It’s normal, so enjoy it while you can!