The moment you find out you’re pregnant, and news has gotten around and the excitement dies down after having reached its peak, it would be time for you to calm yourself and start making an action plan. Of course, there’s a whole lot of things you must do during your pregnant days, like making diet plans for yourself and learning about all the dos and don’ts. But there’s also the things you would want education and enlightenment on. You would need to know what’s best for your baby, in terms of products, practices, and routines. Although most of it comes with hands-on experience, you might still want to get some awareness. Here’s what you can do
There’s almost all the information you would need, and don’t need, on the web and all you would need to do is just ask! Whatever your doubts or queries are about, just feel free and put them on the search bar. If you want to know what the best type of formula brand for your 3month old is, or if someone told you that u should be using huggies nappies for your infant and you want to know if you really should, just start searching!You could even look up fun things like cute combination clothing for baby girls or nursery décor ideas. They are all up there, but, make sure your sources are reliable.
Talk to Experts
It’s always advisable to talk to a specialist when it comes to crucial matters, or to old moms who have plenty of parenting experience. They are more than likely to have answers to queries and doubts about breastfeeding, burping, sleep and all the little things. Also, solutions to stop those incessant cries and lull them down are readily available with older, experienced moms.
There might be seminars and educative programs often held at your community clinic for pregnant women. These programs could give you a lot of insight and tips for dealing with motherhood and handling first-borns. Apart from the general FAQs, they’d also fill you in with details on latest products, technology and modern methods that could help you with your pregnancy and motherhood. Additionally, you get to share and talk about your experiences with others, which also helps a great deal. You could possibly grab a tip or two about those nasty nappy rashes and prickly heat that nags at your baby, and perhaps find out about lotions and creams that work the best!
Common Sense and Instincts
After a couple of weeks of motherhood(for some it could take months, or longer) you’d have enough experience to just figure things out yourself. Your motherly instincts coupled with intelligence and a bit of common sense altogether will tell you why certain things work or don’t work, or why some of the things you use or do are or aren’t just right! You would need to trust your gut and go ahead!
Pregnancy and motherhood are like stepping into a different world, or like a language, you don’t understand. It takes commitment, some effort and a bit of dedication to get the proper hang of it!