Important Advice For You First Time Mums!

As a first time mum, life can be a little bit scary. You are constantly wondering if what you are doing is good for your baby. You are constantly wondering if you are a good mum, worrying about things that you have never worried about before in your life, and trying to do the best you can. Navigating the new mum world is not easy, and we don’t blame you if you are finding it difficult, but we have written this article to give you some advice so that when you aren’t sure about any of the things we discuss, you will remember where you can come to get some help. So, if you want to know more, keep reading down below.

You Don’t Always Need A Doctor


The first thing that you need to remember is that you don’t always need a doctor. Sometimes you might be worried that your baby isn’t quite right, but a lot of the time, they are absolutely fine. Now, we are all for taking the baby to get checked out to make sure that they are okay, but if you are doing this excessively then, you need to think about other things that you can do. One of these is to check the website to look for signs of a fever. If you check this, and it says that they could potentially have a fever, you might then want to take them to the doctor to get looked at, but make sure that you have looked into it first. Sometimes as a new parent, you get a bit panicky, and even the slightest changes can be unnerving. We understand this, but at some point, you are going to have to stop taking them to the doctor for every cough, and the sooner, the better.

Your Baby Crying Is Normal

This subheading looks obvious, but we are going to talk about this anyway. Your baby crying is perfectly normal, and it is how they communicate with you. If your baby starts crying, then you need to figure out what they are trying to tell you. Go through all of the essentials first, are they hungry? Do they need changing? Are they tired? A lot of the time, you will find that baby actually cries for attention when they work out that you come every time they make that sound. This is very clever, but you will soon learn what each cry means as they all sound slightly different. You will know the feeding cry from the changing cry from the attention cry, and this is where it all becomes slightly easier for you.

However, up to this point, you have to try and decipher what your baby is saying to you, so you need to listen closely. If you have fed and changed your baby recently, then in all likelihood, they are just tired and need some rest. Don’t be alarmed about your baby crying a lot, unless it becomes an excessive amount because this could be an indicator of a more serious problem. Try not to panic, though, keeping calm is the best thing that you can do until you work out what cry means what.

You Are Not A Bad Mum


The final thing that you are going to need to remember is that you are not a bad mum. Remember this, hold on to it, and don’t let anything convince you that this is not true. It is easy to beat yourself up and think that you are doing things wrong when it is your first time, but trust us when we say, you are doing great. If your baby has a clean nappy, a place to sleep, food, and is loved by you, then you are already doing everything that you can.

Loving your baby and doing your best for them makes you a great mum. It doesn’t matter if you are doing things slightly differently from the person across the street or if you read something online but you don’t do that with your child. Each child does things differently, and each parent does things differently. It is up to you to respond to the situation the best way that you can, and for as long as you are doing that, then you are a good mum.

We hope that you have found this article helpful, and now know some of our advice for first-time mums. Keep going, it will get easier at some point, we promise.

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