Y’all, I was so stressed out when I had my first kid. My hubby and I didn’t know what to expect, and I wish I had read more books and articles to get better prepared. That’s why I want to help folks now. Here are the things that first-time parents must know how to do before their little one arrives.
There are a few basic things that every first-time parent should know how to do. For starters, y’all must get comfortable being around diapers. Of course, no one ever thinks they’ll be happy dealing with “the undesirables.” However, once you become parents, you do what you have to do. You also need to learn how to swaddle so you can keep your baby warm and cozy at night.
Now that we’ve covered the basics, it’s time to get into the nitty-gritty, y’all. These are a few things I wish folks had told me before I had my first child:
- Nap when they do: Babies have no sleep schedule. Sleeping when they do is the only way you’ll ever get some shut-eye.
- Plan ahead: Raising a baby is hard work because it takes the spontaneity out of life. Y’all won’t be able to run to the movies whenever you want anymore. Instead, plan ahead! Have outfits, a diaper bag, and toys ready so you can leave the house more quickly.
- Embrace the unexpected: Babies are unpredictable. Y’all can’t expect things to go right all the time. Embrace the unexpected before the little one arrives. Don’t be afraid to get a little messy since that’s how life will be from now on.
These are some things that first-time parents must know how to do, y’all. You can never be too prepared for a new baby. Hopefully, these tips will help make the transition easier for everyone. Y’all might be stressed, but you’ll have a blast.