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Experienced mom: If you could give new moms one piece of advise what would it be??

 
LiLJeni

Asked by LiLJeni at 1:17 PM on Nov. 10, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Relax, and don't stress the little things, and life's daily things too much.

    Work and try to live up to YOUR standard of "mother" not someone else's.

    Work and live by your instincts and feelings not someone elses.

    Remember your child is not "you" they will have their own views, thoughts, feelings, dreams, hopes and desires. You can't control those things, so don't try to.

    Remember you are "mom", but you are still YOU. Treat yourself with as much love, respect, and importance as you treat your child. In order to be the best mom you can be.. you must be the best YOU you can be first.

    All mom's make mistakes. All mom's second guess themselves at some point and time. Don't beat yourself up too bad about these things. If you do, you won't survive motherhood intact, you would have beat yourself to death by the time your kiddo is 18.. LOL

    Do your best at all times. And there will be no need for "Mother's guilt".
    pixie_trix

    Answer by pixie_trix at 1:42 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • Take a breath..
    SuperrMommyy

    Answer by SuperrMommyy at 1:17 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • Be patient, everything comes and goes by so quickly, be consistent with everything that has to do with baby, and most of all enjoy those years that normally drive everyone crazy for they go sooo fast.
    older

    Answer by older at 1:19 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • Relax. Usually anything weird or crazy is just a stage that will stop on its own.
    mompam

    Answer by mompam at 1:20 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • Dont believe everything you read on the internet about vaxing your children. This not vaxing thing is a fad and will blow over hopefully before the return of some killer disease.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:22 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • Asking for advice is great, but when it comes down to it, follow your gut feeling. If something doesn't feel right (like CIO or cosleeping) then its probably not the right choice for you and your family. Don't make yourself crazy by doing things "the right way" because that's what someone told you.
    And take lots of pictures and get plenty of hugs and kisses from your baby! It goes by so fast.
    lovepotato

    Answer by lovepotato at 1:22 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • Ignore the "Experts" and trust yourself!
    SabrinaMBowen

    Answer by SabrinaMBowen at 1:51 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • Don't ever exspect to wear white again.
    NicholeAT

    Answer by NicholeAT at 1:21 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • Write down your babies schedule. When he/she eats and diaper changes, you'll find it very useful to know your babies schedule it's usually always accurate ( eats every 2 to 3 hours, diaper changes every 1 to 2 hours). Once you find you babies schedule it's easy to work your days around it for naps and cleaning. Also I use it to prepare feedings for when it comes close to time.
    DesertRose75

    Answer by DesertRose75 at 1:22 PM on Nov. 10, 2010

  • They grow up fast, it might not seem like it, when your waking up 3 times night.

    Teens are not as horrible as they make you think and there NEVER to big to cuddle their mom
    raisingmen

    Answer by raisingmen at 1:23 PM on Nov. 10, 2010