Being a parent is not an easy task.Well, just to help you settle your anxiety down a little bit, here is what every parent should know (but nobody tells you).
Nothing has changed – parenting is still just as hard now as it was when you were a child. 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.Find out what services are available in your area and, if possible, take the time to go to parenting classes if they are available in your area. Not only will you get help and support from the staff, but you may also find some great friends while attending the classes.
Okay, so maybe you have been told about this but until you go through it you won’t understand just how little sleep you’ll get. Almost every parent has that moment when they wonder why they decided to have a baby in the first place.Many parents (especially fathers) are always scared about dealing with their kid’s poop and puke. Well, don’t be. Believe it or not, when you have to clean-up puke or change a dirty diaper, it won’t bother you anywhere near as much as you’d think.There’s something in nature that allows a parent to easily handle anything that comes from your baby’s body.So don’t be too afraid of handling your baby and don’t freak out about every little cough or sneeze. 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.If you even so much as join a website proclaiming you have a child, you will be bombarded with emails and spam mail that you did not want in the first place.Another way to get a ton of parenting advice is through parenting magazines, and when you sign up for those, you will get a lot of mail and pamphlets telling you what’s best for your baby.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.