Top Tips For New Parents
Bringing a baby into the world is one of the biggest things you will ever do in your life.
You may have created and nurtured this baby for the past nine months.
You may have grown this baby inside of you.
Perhaps you are adopting.
No matter how this baby came to be in your life, you are now a new parent!
You now have them in the big wide world to look after and cherish for the rest of your life.
A baby will create a big life change. Every aspect of how you live each day will completely change. This will be the best thing that you ever do.
If you are feeling a little overwhelmed then it is important to take a step back.
Relax and remember that it is completely normal to feel a little nervous.
Help is here! Let’s start with some top tips for new parents that can help.
Cherish every moment as they won’t last forever
Babies are only little for so long. Before you know it, they will grow from toddlers to children and then from teenagers to adults!! It is important to cherish those little moments.
Sitting up with them at night feeding them and the first milestones that they hit are all moments to remember. It can be a nice idea to get a professional baby photographer to take photos of your little one.
You will always be able to look back at the photos and fondly remember this time with your baby. You could also consider doing a family shoot so there are some high-quality pictures of all of you together. You may want to hang it up on your wall or make it into a photo album.
Family portraits are just so important. This picture is of my parents with my kids. Mom has passed which makes this picture even more special.
Continue to do the things that you enjoy
While you are now a parent, it is important not to lose your identity as a person. Be sure to still make time to do the things that you enjoy yourself. This might be going out for dinner with friends, doing an exercise class, painting as a hobby, or watching your favorite TV show. Get a babysitter if your other half can’t do it and ensure that you still have time to treat yourself. Why not go out for a spa day or to get your nails done? These can make you feel a little more human too!
Don’t be afraid to ask for help
It can be easy to stay quiet when you are struggling as you don’t want others to think that you can’t cope. Instead, it will be a help to you to ask for assistance, and others will be more than happy to help as well as spend time with your new baby. Whether you ask your parents, siblings, or a friend to watch your little one for an hour, they will be more than happy to do so. This time can be used to get the house tidy, so you can go shopping, or just so you can get a nap. I suggest the nap.
By following these simple tips you will hopefully find yourself feeling a bit more relaxed about the whole situation. Remember that your life has completely flipped upside down and therefore it is totally normal to feel out of sorts.#newparents check out some of the #parentingtips featured on askdrho.com Click To Tweet