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Tips for New and Expecting Parents

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Tips for New and Expecting Parents

Expecting or recently had a baby? I bet you are completely overwhelmed with all of the advice and tips you are getting right?

We are expecting baby number four in a couple of months and alrady the tips are flooding in. This is our first boy after three girls so a lot of the advice we are getting is about caring for a boy. Yes, I am totally freaking out because I have no idea what I am going to do with a baby boy but I am excited and so is my entire family!

But there is some simple tips that I highly recommend to any new or expecting parent.

Take the Help After the Baby is Born – yes I know we all think we are super mom, but seriously if someone is offering to come over to help make dinner, do your laundry or even dust the furniture say YES! I really wish I had some extra hands to help me with the million of chores I still had to do after my third baby’s birth. It would have been nice to have had a meal prepared for my older kids while I recovered. So, if you have friends and family offering to come help say yes and tell them the things you could use some help with.

Do Something You Really Like When Your Baby Is Sleeping-  I know everyone tells moms to sleep when the baby is sleeping but seriously who does that?  We have a million of things to do every day and when the baby finally sleeps it’s like you want to get everything done right then and there. But I say do something for yourself that you have been wanting to do! Like take a nice warm bath. I would sneak into the bath (and still do) when the baby was sleeping to read a book. Even if I only got twenty minutes to myself a new mom needs that time (Dad if you’re reading this take note).

Stock up on Baby Essentials –  The first few months of a baby’s life flies by in a blink of an eye and while you are creating a baby registry some new parents forget about a few must have items. Like the Closer to Nature Manuel  Breast Pump. This pump is discreet and easy to use. Also, we love the Easy Scoop Feeding Bowls and Feeding Spoons. The bowls and spoons are perfect for when you introduce solids to your baby.

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Enjoy Every Moment –  When I say those first few months fly by I mean it. Keep a camera handy to capture all of those special moments with your baby and older kids if you have them. Take photos of them reaching milestones and learning new things. Be sure to record their milestones in a baby book too! When your baby gets older he will love reading about what he did and seeing photos as he grew.

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Do you have any tips you would like to share with new parents and parents to be? 

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Amanda Acuña an influential Mom Blogger. She created MommyMandy as an online resource to the parenting community. She is married to her high school sweetheart and has three daughters, ages 14,11, 4 and a son who is 1. They currently reside in sunny Southern California.

21 Responses to “Tips for New and Expecting Parents”

  1. Robin (Masshole Mommy) says:

    YES – take the help. Don’t feel bad about it. You need it more than you realize.

  2. Dawn says:

    These are great tips. There’s no shame in asking for help. New moms always seem to think they have to do it all themselves.

  3. Jennifer says:

    My sister got pregnant when she was young, so she need a lot of help. All of these tips are awesome, but that was the big one for her. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.

  4. I definitely try to enjoy every moment with my children. They’ll grow up one day and leave the nest. I want to make these days count!

  5. Amanda says:

    I try to pass this same advice onto new mommy friends, since baby days are done in my house. It’s hard to take the help, but that is the biggest thing! They say it takes a village, and it does 🙂

  6. Definitely take all the help that is offered. Take lots of photos for memories!

  7. I loved when people offered to help when the twins were little, and some were great at doing that. I only wished the offer would extend beyond those newborn and baby years, hubby and I haven’t had an evening out in a year I think!

  8. Ann Bacciaglia says:

    Having a new baby in the house can be hard to adjust to. Sleep when you can and try to get a few moments to yourself a day.

  9. These are great tips. First time parents need all the help they can get. It’s a really daunting task.

  10. Meagan says:

    What a sweet little newborn you have! I totally agree, while baby is sleeping, it’s important to do something fun that you enjoy!

  11. Shauna says:

    Those are great tips. I went to help my sister when she had her first and she was crying that she was so tired and hated long nights and I just wanted to hug her and tell her to LOVE every minute because it would totally not last/

  12. Dee Mauser says:

    I agree with taking help. Not that I was offered a lot but I felt the need to do everything myself and later on regretted it.

  13. candice says:

    sleep every minute you can. i just had my third baby on friday and i’m in bed at 8pm.

  14. Amy says:

    What a beautiful baby!! Love these tips because they could help new parents greatly! I could have used them with my first.

  15. Definitely take the help, I have 5 little ones and when someone offers to help I let them!

  16. Great tips! I just had my 2nd- the help is key!

  17. Aimee Smith says:

    I agree with all of these! Someone told me after I had my second to just take it day by day and by 6 months you would feel like you had it under control, it was SO TRUE!

  18. MommaDJane says:

    Her hat is so adorable! I miss mine being that young. If I wasn’t sleeping when they were sleeping, then I would try to read or take cute photos of them sleeping.

  19. Krista says:

    My only tip would be to enjoy it while you can. They grow so fast!

  20. Greta says:

    These are great tips. Especially the one about doing something you like to do while the baby’s sleeping

  21. Ronni says:

    They do grow so fast, enjoy every minute! My babies are having babies. Great tips for new parents.

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