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I was wondering what your best piece of advice was for parents-to-be? I am expecting my first baby and am a little anxious about what to expect!

Posted by esha4u, 19th February 2014

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  • I know this was written well and truly over a year ago, but my top tip for a first time mum is to be prepared as early as you can so you can rest as much as possible in the last trimester. And once bub is born – do not be scared to ask for help from family and friends!!
    Hope all has gone well for you with your arrival of your baby!!

  • congrats! definately buy lots of sheets, towels and blankies. babies will make you go through every sheet that you have for them and every sheet that you have for yourself in a few days. Some babies spew a lot or have nappy leaks/explosions lol

  • You will be surprised how your instincts kick in.
    I would say:
    – Dont compare your bub to others – they are all different
    – Dont be afraid to say no – to visitors, or any pressures people put on you
    – Dont worry about what you house looks like – just rest!
    – Stock your freezer now with pre-cooked meals – a quick zapped dinner is a lifesaver

    And finally, enjoy every minute, not matter how tough! Our babies grow too fast! Treasure every moment!

  • My best advice is “Just because it happened to someone else, doesn’t mean it will happen to you”. There are so many people who tell first time mums all their horror stories and it starts to freak you out, but remember just because that is someone else’s experience doesn’t mean it will be yours :D

  • Don’t take everyone’s advice too seriously! Everyone will start telling you what to do and what they did – sometimes it’s just best to listen but choose what to hear :)

  • there are some good comments here

  • congratz :)
    cant wait to have my own one day i have a step daughter tho :)

  • breastfeeding is harder than you think….. ask for help if you need it

  • Don’t doubt yourself no one has a baby and knows everything we are all on a journey learning having children and sleep when baby sleeps, the first 6 weeks are the hardest and you will be surprised how little sleep you can survive on! Good luck

  • Go with your gut and trust in yourself as a parent. Don’t let anyone push you into anything you are uncomfortable with…. This is your child.

  • Trust your instincts, but also take notice of some people who have already had babies and have similar ideas to you

  • congratulations! My advice would be to listen to everyone’s advice and choose to follow what you want to. if you do something a different way to someone else then go with that but don’t let anyone tell you that you are doing it the ‘wrong’ way. Do what works for you and your baby.

  • Stick to a routine. Sleep when your baby sleeps even if it when your not really tired. Stock up on baby needs you can never find a dummy at night when you really need one. Buy baby panadol. sudocream (nappy rash cream) , Take lots of photos their only young once and you will wish you took more later and make sure you take one of the whole family. :) enjoy its an exciting time

  • Never be afraid to ask for help!

  • First congratulations !!!!!!my advise to you would be to just go with the flow.

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