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As an experienced mom, what is the BEST advice you would give a new mom?

New moms are offered a lot of advice , whether they ask for it or not. Is there some pearl of wisdom that proved to really be helpful for you, that you would like to pass on to our new and expectant moms?

(I'm posting this in the General Parenting and Babies categories, so both experienced and new moms will have a chance to give/receive. )

 
ss_mom

Asked by ss_mom at 6:21 PM on Apr. 11, 2011 in General Parenting

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Answers (15)
  • if you have a boy learn to change nappy fast as he will pee on you no mater how meny kids you had boys will pee on you at some point lol
    feralkitten

    Answer by feralkitten at 6:24 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • -There is no perfect way to be a parent, what worked for one mom doesn't mean it will work for another mom.
    -Don't forget to breathe and have patience.
    -If you get too frustrated give yourself a time out, do not ever take your frustration out on your baby.
    GomezMami2908

    Answer by GomezMami2908 at 6:25 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • That if you hear ANY bit of advice from 3+ sources it is likely good advice. Esp the sleep when the baby sleeps thing.


    Also don't be eco-friendly the first 30 days..... get disposable everything. Less dishes is a gift to yourself. Besides, you'll have enough laundry.

    And never delete photos from your digital camera. Even the blurry ones.... it's still a memory. U might regret it later. Take a photo a day at least for the first few weeks..... find the time.
    hibbingmom

    Answer by hibbingmom at 6:33 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Take some time for yourself,during nap times. Cherish the moments,they go by so fast!!
    dancer

    Answer by dancer at 6:29 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • I have several
    ~ Everyone loses their patience, Don't feel bad if you do!
    ~Losing your patience is ok.. Losing control of yourself ISN'T!
    ~Temper tantrums will on occasion sound like a good IDEA.. You will regret it your entire life if you give in to that urge!
    ~NEVER EVER EVER EVER SHAKE THAT BABY!
    ~If you can't handle the crying or stress.. CALL SOMEONE!
    ~IT IS NEVER OK TO DISCIPLINE IN ANGER! Disciplinging in anger = CHILD ABUSE!
    2boys4momma

    Answer by 2boys4momma at 6:52 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • they never NEED everything.

    ~ FIND TIME FOR YOU HUBBY! You will be tired, worn, beat, and when hubby gets home, and the baby is asleep, he's going to want to spend time with you [i hope] FIND THE TIME. Don't let the baby come between you and your DH's marriage. having a baby is one of the top reasons some marriages fail...cuz the mom "can't" juggle between mom and wife. it's hard the first couple weeks, but don't forget the hubs!
    ~relationships with your kids are more important than housework, so don't sweat the small stuff
    ~diaper genies are a waste of money. so are diaper changing tables.
    ~if you have a boy, push his penis DOWN so when he pees it goes into the diaper, and you're not trying to figure out how his clothes are soaked but his diaper is bone dry.
    ~spanking is not going to kill a toddler; as long as it's a spank and not beating
    ~pray for your kids
    ~ sundresses are awsome when potty training a girl
    armywife43

    Answer by armywife43 at 7:12 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Research EVERYTHING and make the best decisions for your family!
    dedicatedrider

    Answer by dedicatedrider at 6:34 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • yes make shore your camra changed and empty as your gona wona take photo of everything for teh 1st few weeks or year lol
    feralkitten

    Answer by feralkitten at 6:44 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • Every parent is different, make the decisions that are best for your family!
    MeandMyBabes

    Answer by MeandMyBabes at 6:47 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

  • As the child gets older - - - they don't NEED everything.
    brypmom

    Answer by brypmom at 6:59 PM on Apr. 11, 2011

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