You have gone from the phase of being pregnant and anticipating the arrival of your new baby to being a real mum or dad with your little bundle of joy. While this period may be so beautiful as you have waited long enough to hold your little pumpkin in your hands, the period may also be overwhelming if you are first-time parents.
to worry, though; this article will help smoothen the journey and set you up on
processes that will have you become a pro in no time.
Ask for help
first-time parents, it is almost always easy for you to forget that you will
need other people’s help to adapt to being parents. As a new mum, you need to
learn many things that will help make things more comfortable with the baby.
Hence, you need experienced people around to help put you through the processes
of feeding, burping, diaper change, amongst others.
can hire an in-home baby nurse or get a responsible teen in the neighborhood to
help you out. You may also invite friends and family to stay with you for a
while till you get the ropes of things.
you maintain a clean environment.
clean environment helps to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Since your
child still has a developing immune system, he or she is vulnerable to get
sick. Therefore, you need to ensure that the house and its environment are
clean at all times. You should also ensure that you are always clean and
germ-free by using hand sanitizers before handling the baby. Observing a high
level of hygiene with and around your baby will help the child stay strong and
Parenthood is a lot more different and difficult than what it used to be a couple of decades back. It was seen that only males in the family used to go out for work and the females of the house were entrusted with the responsibility of taking care of the household and the little ones. With the rise in prices of products and the need to have a better lifestyle, both the people in the family have started to work to support the demanding lifestyle.
One of the major challenges faced in modern parenting is raising kids to be successful people in future. Parents find it difficult to manage both family and home, especially with kids around. Challenges grow as kids grow. Let us see a couple of challenges which parents face in the modern world.
1. Quality vs. time: Time has always been a scarce resource, which people have tried to manage. With only 24hrs in a day juggling between office, home, children and self is a challenge which not many have been successful to tame. With so much work at hand, both the parents find it difficult to spend quality time with their spouses and the children too. This creates a barrier, wherein the emphasis is only laid on earning and not on bonding. Children lose out on the love and bonding which they crave for.
2. Moral conduct: Technology has become a part of our daily life and as such differentiating between the right and the wrong, good and bad is becoming difficult. Children admire actors/actresses and are inspired by them to follow their steps. This can be good, if the child learns the good habits, however, when the actors portray smoking/drinking and children are tempted to follow them, it creates a rift between the moral and … Read More...