Tips on How to Build Your New-Parent Confidence

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Act like a pro
As new parents, you are probably filled with anxious thoughts and fears, but you can regain your confidence by acting like a pro. This way you are inviting a happy and calm environment for you and your baby. Eventually, you’ll get the hang of everything from changing your baby’s diaper and holding his delicate head. You just have to take things slowly and gently.

Don’t compare yourself to other parents
Each parent and each baby are unique. Just because you thought that your neighbor seems to rock his parenting skills with his new bundle of joy doesn’t mean that you’re less of a parent. Of course not. Follow your instincts as you know your child better. Besides, raising a child is never easy and you’ll have ups and downs at every developmental stage.

Don’t suppress your feelings
Whenever your toddler throws tantrums or your newborn cries incessantly, you will get frustrated and mad at the same time. You tend to hide your emotions so as not to upset the situation. Don’t hide your feelings. It’s okay to show your child that you feel sad and disappointed as long as it’s justified. This way, your little one will realize the consequence of his misbehavior and will take it from you on how you dealt with it in a positive way.

Take care of yourself
With the baby’s big arrival, you can expect sleep deprivation and fatigue. It’s ok to take shortcuts and just brush your teeth and washing your face to freshen you up instead of having a proper bath. Your baby consumes your time and attention, and it’s normal. However, don’t let these changes drain you physically and emotionally. Arrange sleep hours with your partner so that one gets to sleep while the other takes care of the baby. Oh, and nourish your body with healthy diet and pamper yourselves with a relaxing treat to the salon. Remember, you are beautiful, and you should always be.

Play and be happy
Just go with the flow and spend quality, happy times with your baby. Make every moment special by enjoying your play time. Bring out the kid in you, and you’ll be surprised with the love and joy that it will give you back. Nothing beats that proud parent moment when you see your child brave a new milestone.

father holding baby up this sunset in the background

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