Number 1: It's okay to let your baby cry! Don't feel like you have to do something every time they cry. Baby's cry. It's not necessarily because they need something every time. For that matter, it's okay to let them cry themselves to sleep, too. Go in and check on them every 15 minutes if they just won't calm down, pat them on the back, assure them you're there, and then leave the room again giving them another 15 minutes to fall asleep. I know it's hard to hear them cry, but it's what babies do!
Number 2: If you have access to helping hands, GET THEM THERE. Every new mom needs help, and lots of it! Don't let the condition of your house, your kitchen, your laundry, yourSELF keep you from getting the help you need with your baby. Take people up on their offers to help! Every new mom's house is neglected, so push down any pride and invite helpers over despite what your surroundings or your self might look like!
Number 3: Be prepared for LOTS of unsolicited advice! Don't get annoyed by it, just expect it. Women love to share what worked for them and share their stories of motherhood even when you don't ask! Just take it with a grain of salt, throw out what advice you don't like and cling to the advice you do!
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