Becoming a new parent can be a bit overwhelming, especially when advice comes in from all sides.
You may opt for best-selling parenting books, well-meaning family and friends and even strangers on the street.
There is plenty of advice to consider.
We have compiled some handy guides for new moms and give you the confidence that you need to embrace your new role.
When you are feeling angry, you are less likely to respond to your kids.
You don’t have to react instantly.
Taking a break will help you to settle down and think through.
It’s okay to do things differently
Breastfeeding may not happen to you whether it’s hard to produce; medical condition or it might not be what you want to do.
For moms, this is extremely common and do not think that you are a failure.
You are not alone.
Sometimes we have to do things differently and that’s okay.
Create harmony amongst siblings
At dinner, you may ask your children and take a turn to say what they enjoyed about their brother or sister that day.
This will help kids to look for the positive side in their siblings rather than negative.
Nothing goes as planned
This is basically a good lesson for life.
The birth, labour and delivery rarely go exactly as you planned.
So, the best advice that you can receive is to remember that whatever is going to happen, will bound to happen.
Try your best to relax and accept it.
It will make a huge difference in how you experience this life-changing moment.
Put your phone down
When you are with your kids, any call, text or e-mail can wait for that.
Your kids will know when you are not paying attention to them.
Parent-child bond relationship
It takes a lot to work on it.
You can expect that it will feel hard to connect with your child or you need to work through some issues.
Although you have it in you, you might just need a little guidance to get back on track.
The parent-child bond that you forge today will last a lifetime.
Greeting other people
Teach your kid to make eye contact, smile and greet someone new in various settings.
Then you have your kid to try it out.
This is a good way to train your child with social manners and skill.
Try to get outside together for at least a few minutes and move under the sky.
It is a chance to escape indoor and inactive activities and you can establish a rain-or-shine ritual that will benefit your child in the future.
Know that you are doing amazing
No matter what is going on, even though you are going through the tough days and sleepless nights, just so you know you are the best mother for your baby.
When things get tough, you will know what to do.
You were made for this and you are incredible ever.
Let them know
Let your child know through your actions and your words.
Tell them how much you love them and what is special about them.
Let them know!