Being a mom for the first time is quite thrilling as well as frightening experience. You know what to do but you still don’t know how to tackle situations. Mix emotions, stressful schedule leads to certain mistakes which shouldn’t be made by you. So for this concern, here’s a checklist of things that might go wrong but you should be able to take care about all of them.
1. Forgetting Essentials at Home
It’s astounding that a tiny baby needs so many things. A diaper pack is simply one more key piece in new mother’s arsenal. Shopping, strolling, play dates, visits—each sort of trip needs the backup of a diaper sack.
When you’re in a hurry, you should be set up for anything, including leaky diapers, spit-ups, and everything in the middle. For these conceivable incidents, various things are vital. Your child will require 8-10 diapers consistently. Pack additional in the event that something goes wrong. Bear in mind to include wipes, refilling the container regularly. Penanten cream, washcloths, bibs, and blankets are all basics. Ensure they are without fail in your diaper sack. Also, keep in mind a change of garments for your tot. You never know when an episode of explosive diaper will hit. Indeed, even a little thing like a washcloth can be a lifeline in a drooly situation.
2. Not Accepting Help
There is no shame in accepting help. You need to understand that you are a supermom but everything can’t be done alone. With the arrival of a newborn child, you get less sleep, less rest, less of everything. So when someone offers you to help, don’t reject it. It’s for your own good. Take advantage of the offered help and comfort yourself. Take a relaxing bath, long naps or don’t worry about making dinner. All has been taken care of.
3. Buying Too Many Newborn Items
Babies develop very fast, so don’t purchase a lot of things made for infants. On the off chance that you have a 3 kg child during childbirth, he may wear infant garments for just up to 14 days. Truth be told, a few children are naturally born to 3-month-old sizes, skipping newborn completely. Unless he’s a preemie, put resources into bigger sizes. As the main concern, begin with 0-3 months or even 3-6 months. Some child apparel brands run small, and after washing, they will shrink. You’ll most likely get baby garments as gifts in any case, and that will be sufficient.
The same goes for diapers. Newborn sizes are good to have because of the cut-out for the belly button wound. In any case, once the cord has tumbled off and your baby is more than 5 kg, infant diapers will be excessively cosy. Once more, this is something you will most likely get at your baby shower, so go simple on infant diapers. In the event that you need to stock up, purchase bigger sizes. They won’t go to waste. What’s more, regardless of the possibility that they are one size greater than your child, the leaks will be held by the additional material.
4. Comparing Your Baby with Others
Every baby develops at their own pace. Don’t try to compare your child with your friend’s or neighbour’s baby. Don’t focus on the developmental charts as they are just average interpretations.
As long as your baby is within the normal range, just relax and don’t listen what others have to say except the doctor.
5. Assuming You’re Doing Something Wrong
Infants between 2-12 weeks tend to cry all the more frequently. It’s occasionally hard to make sense of what your tiny tot is attempting to relate. As a new mum, your disappointment may set in when they appear to be miserable. In case you’re having a crisis, rest guaranteed that all babies cry. The most widely recognised reason is yearning, however, they likewise cry on account of discomfort, tiredness, over-stimulation, tediousness, and fear.
Knowing your little one depends on you for everything can be nerve-wracking. However, this is your first child, so you shouldn’t know everything. Begin at the highest priority on the run-down why your infant may cry. On the off chance that, that is not it, proceed onward to the following reason. You’ll inevitably make sense of it.
6. Installing Car Seat Incorrectly
A recent report found that 46% of baby’s car seats were installed wrongly. Introduce the infant seat facing toward the back of the car. This is the best possible bearing until your child reaches at least 10 kg. Indeed, even at this weight, your baby is more secure in a back facing seat. Never put the infant seat in the front of the car on the grounds that most mishaps occur in the front seat on the traveller side where airbags are positioned.
7. Believing Everything You Hear
Amid the primary weeks with your newborn baby, you’ll look for counsel from everybody who’s been there, done that. Regardless of the possibility that you don’t, they’ll offer recommendations in any case. One associate promoter laying down with the infant. Your closest companion cautions against it. Your sister-in-law says it’s alright to give the infant a chance to suck her thumb. Your paediatrician inclines toward a pacifier.
But the main supposition that matters is yours. On the off chance that you take after every other person’s recommendation, you surrender the most inventive part of your life. Friends and relatives can offer helpful parent-tried information. Be that as it may, remember: Your and your companion’s instincts are the best aides. You know more than you might suspect you do.