Parenting 101 #giveaway

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I’ll never forget the four page handout my pre-natal class gave us expectant parents. FOUR PAGES! It was insane. It totally freaked me out! The handout was separated into different categories but right away I felt so overwhelmed what I was being told I needed to have for my baby. I even added to the list as the teachers spoke and went over the list! Wow!

What that list didn’t include were tips and reminders of things to DO with baby. Those are what we needed four pages on! I am very comfortable with babies so I guess a lot of this stuff came naturally to me. Here are some of my parenting tips:

  • Talk to your baby as they are people. I don’t use “baby talk”. Even though they can’t answer back, I often talk like we are having a conversation.
  • Be patient. Sure they may not do things in the prescribed time that books outline or they may be screaming 20 hours a day but as best as possible try to be patient and calm.
  • NAP. Who cares about clean houses, laundry being done and perfectly cooked meals. Sure they are nice but you being able to function as a parent far outweighs the other things. I napped with both of my kids all the time. Hence, my often messy house. But I am A-ok with that!
  • Don’t compare your kids to other kids. I know it’s easy to do but kids will do everything in their own time. Not worth trying to rush them or waste time worrying about when they will hit certain milestone.
  • Enjoy every second (even the stressful ones) because kids grow way too quickly!

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Comments

  1. My advice would be to enjoy the little moments. Don’t try to be perfect because there is no such thing.

  2. Amanda says:

    I am not a parent yet, but it’s my due date today and it will happen anytime! My advice would be to read to your kids right from newborn.

  3. Erin W says:

    When you’ve having a rough day, go outside with the kids! It will get you some fresh air and the kids will burn off some energy.

  4. Sleep when the baby sleeps.

  5. nomnombearinyvr says:

    My advice would be to accept help when it is offered and to enjoy every moment. When you hit a rough patch, remember “this too shall pass”.

  6. Anne Taylor says:

    don’t ever be worried to ask for help; having a new baby can be very overwhelming

  7. Toby says:

    Take lots of pictures! They grow sooo fast!

  8. sschool2010 says:

    Always go with your gut! (Suzi)

  9. Victoria Ess says:

    Don’t be hard on yourself.

  10. Lori Bazan says:

    Ask for help and advice but always listen to your own inner voice.

  11. May says:

    Enjoy every moment because they grow up so fast!

  12. lisa bolduc says:

    their poop will be seed at first :)

  13. l p says:

    trust your instincts. thanks

  14. edmontonjb says:

    Laugh with your kids everyday!

    Jonnie

  15. Michelle james says:

    Be consistent with your discipline.

  16. kathy downey says:

    My advice would be to really listen to your children….

  17. harlanwolff12 says:

    You have to do what works for you and your family. Don’t worry about following the parenting books 100% of the time. Go with the flow:)

  18. sleep when baby sleeps! :)

  19. hmrcarlson says:

    Accept all offers of help and never hesitate to ask for help if you need it.

  20. Midge Knows says:

    Chores can wait.

  21. Don’t sweat the small stuff. And a lot of things are small stuff. Enjoy the moments.

  22. ivy pluchinsky says:

    don’t stress over every little thing

  23. Darlene S. says:

    Don’t panic if things don’t fall into place immediately. Give yourself & baby time, it’s all new to you both.. you will find your groove.

  24. kelly young says:

    sleep when the baby sleeps

  25. Bree says:

    Trust your instincts!

  26. Anna W says:

    Go on walks for fresh air when possible.

  27. lori b says:

    ASK for help if u need it

  28. Erika E says:

    Start every day fresh, don’t dwell on yesterday if it wasn’t a great day.

  29. Lucy says:

    take naps when the baby sleeps

  30. Gillian Morgan says:

    Don’t be afraid to ask for help

  31. Kristi Renout says:

    Sleep when the baby sleeps!

  32. Michelle m says:

    Accept all help offered and sleep when baby sleeps

  33. Sleep when the baby sleeps!

  34. krystyl olson says:

    just remember that you are doing great! ask for help if you need it, and have some confidence!

  35. Jenny Major says:

    don’t sweat the small stuff!

  36. Consistent

  37. Donnas says:

    If someone offers help, take it.

  38. Make routines special, read lots of books, enjoy every day

  39. Jill says:

    Dont compare your children to each other. Yes they may be from
    The same parents, but they each have their own unique personalities & quirks that makes them who they are! ;)

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