When I was pregnant with my first, I dived right into everything I considered Parenting 101. I read many books, searched online, went to classes and talked with friends that were parents. I couldn’t gather enough information, trying to prepare myself for what was to come.
Looking back, I really stressed myself out a lot. I was an Auntie at age 3 and had been around babies and kids my whole life. Yet for some reason I thought I wouldn’t know what to do when my own arrived. I was totally wrong and my instincts kicked in from that first minute, yet it took the experience itself to realize that ‘I got this‘.
I laugh at myself now, all worried and stressed while pregnant. One thing that helped me a lot in that first year, was just to trust my instincts. All babies are different and each parent has to find the method and routine that works best for them.
This goes for any task from teething to trying to get that little one to sleep through the night. So my main tip would be: you are the parent, listen to others and gather all the info you need. Yet ultimately, do what’s best for you and your child.
What parenting tip can you share?
Disclosure:This is a compensated post. Opinions are, as always, my own.