Advice is free simply because everyone loves giving it out and word of mouth is the best method of communication and you may not agree with all the advice you here but be wise, listen and learn.Well, just to help you settle your anxiety down a little bit, here is what every parent should know (but nobody tells you).
Often, the way that parents learn about how to be a parent themselves is to remember how their parents handled situations or did things. Since there are no hard and fast rules on how to take care of your child, you should make sure that you follow the hard and fast rules of being a parent, but this means taking care of yourself by making sure you get enough rest and have healthy eating habits.Never be afraid to ask for help or support. Don’t worry yourself sick about something that could easily be assessed or discussed with a nurse at a health care clinic or a doctor. Parenting is a life long commitment and the hardest task that you will ever undertake but it is also the most wonderful feeling in the world when your child looks up at you and tells you that he or she loves you and children are the most innocent little people in the world.
But to help you through this, remember that it’s only temporary and the months where you’re awakened several times every night are but a brief instant in what will be decades of pleasure you get from you child. No, you won’t regret the decision but you will question if you have what it takes to be a good parent.Of course you can give that child everything he/she needs because all the baby needs is your love and caring and the fact that you’re worrying about whether you’re good enough is proof that you have enough love and caring for the child.There’s something in nature that allows a parent to easily handle anything that comes from your baby’s body.Certainly babies need tender, loving, care and they also become dehydrated very easily (when they are throwing-up or have diarrhea) but they are a lot tougher than you’d think, so don’t worry too much. You’ll no longer have only yourself to worry about and you’re alone time will be extremely limited (if it exists at all). But overall, this is a good thing, so embrace it but don’t expect that things will ever be like they were before the baby.
It has been proven through testing and observation of top-notch scientists that SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) can be avoided by making your child sleep on their back, but you’ve also heard from other important people in your life, such as your mother or best friend, that having the baby sleep on its side or stomach is best for the child.Many people are against bottle feedings, many support breast feeding but if you are a working mother or the baby is not getting enough milk from you, then you know the bottle is the best option for your child and ignore everyone else and go with your instincts.If it is your first child then expect a lot more because the advertising sharks will be after you, you will just become their prey.Only you can create a unique parenting plan for your child so make whatever changes you need to all the advice you here, and do what is best for your child.