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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.

 

Tips For New Parents

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.

Tips For New Parents
Tips For New Parents

 

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.

Family portrait
Tips For New Parents

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.

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Elise Ho
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32 thoughts on “More Top Tips For New Parents”

  1. I am not yet a parent but yeah, being one takes a lot of patience and hard work. Planning to have one is really needed and of course preparing for the lifetime commitment taking care of your baby.

  2. Your first tip for new parents is perfect! Time flies and we need to cherish every moment we get to spend with our kids because they grow way too fast for our liking.

  3. Being a parent is the best thing that happened in my life. We have been there a long time ago. I am nearing my senior years and my daughters are all grown-up. Everyone will pass that awkward stage of a new parent.

  4. When they left our firstborn in the room with us alone, my husband and I looked at each other and asked. “Who thought this was a good idea?” LOL

    We had grandparents who helped a lot during the first year. They couldn’t wait to get their hands on their grandchild! ALl of my friends were having babies at the same time so we all hung out together and supported each other too.

  5. What I can dd here is that parents need not stress themselves out if they cannot duplicate what another parent is doing. Just the same, it’s ok to ask and seek help. In the end, we all have our own styles and ideas when it comes to parenting.

  6. My advice to new parents – Always make time for yourselves. Having a baby can overwhelm you with tasks, but it would be good for your mental well being to have some time off – just the two of you.

  7. I think the biggest thing any parent can remember is that asking for help is totally okay! So many parents become overwhelmed because they think asking for help makes them bad parents.

  8. I think it is important to never be afraid to ask for help, as you suggest in this post. So many younger parents can easily feel overwhelmed and not know where to turn to respond to a number of different situations.

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Dr. Elise Ho

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Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.