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I have no idea how to take care of a baby

...and i'm due in November! CRAP.

Hopefully it's simple- feed, change, bathe right? ha.


Asked by staciandababy at 9:56 PM on Aug. 8, 2009 in Pregnancy

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Answers (18)
  • "hold carefully"

    good idea!!!

    Answer by staciandababy at 2:13 PM on Aug. 9, 2009

  • omg, you need to buy some books about caring for infants and toddlers. start reading now, there are many things you NEED to know about babies, before you deliver.

    Answer by mandielynn23 at 9:58 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • It comes to you. You do the research as you go and you will receive more advice then you need. :)
    If you ever have a question, ask all of us moms. (And don't worry if you don't agree, you can always ignore the advice if you want. )

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:58 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • Take parenting classes. You can look online for some. Your hospital that you are delivering at may have some to. A baby pretty much needs to be feed,loved and sleepand changed. Until they are older. you will get use to it. Or even ask family members to help you.

    Answer by JacobsMommy05 at 9:59 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • i took parenting classes, it was basically watching movies from the 80s about childcare and pregnancy. i do have google.

    Answer by staciandababy at 10:00 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • The more you read the better. You'll want to have some policies in mind, and the best way to decide what feels right to you would be to learn. Of course, never fear, women have been giving birth for many many many years without reading. But it is good to know about what to expect.

    Answer by Bmat at 10:00 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • well most of it comes as an instinct but there is a TON that you really really need to know. read books about parenting and how to take care of infants and toddlers. GL

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:00 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • do u have any friends with a kid?
    that would be alot of help, or go to parenting classes, and read lots and lots or parenting books

    Answer by Lovin_mybaby5 at 10:00 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • Years ago, they never had classes or books. It's trial and error, learn as you go, and see what works best for YOUR baby. The books and classes do help, but it honestly really doesn't take that long to get the hang of it. It's scary at first for anyone, even if they've always been around babies. It's way different with your own. You'll figure it out eventually and I'm sure you'll be a great mom :)

    Answer by jmpeskie at 10:01 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

  • Trust yourself. The simple fact you are worried about it means you are on your way to being a great mom.

    Answer by SusieD250 at 10:01 PM on Aug. 8, 2009

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