Newborn Baby Tips for LA Moms

Newborn Baby Tips for LA Moms
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If you’re reading this, you’re one of a few people. A soon-to-be mommy looking for any and all tips on what’s to come, a brand new mom desperately trying to figure out how to navigate this new chapter, or a caring relative or partner trying to be as knowledgeable as possible. Newborn baby tips for LA moms can range from what kind of night-care nanny to use, to how to breastfeed painlessly. Regardless of who you are or why you’re here, we hope these tips will help. 


Tip #1: Don’t Panic

It’s okay to completely feel like you don't know what you are doing. That is actually the most common compliant from new moms. But don’t panic, you were made to do this and what doesn’t feel natural at first, will be second nature after a few days. Laugh at your mistakes and take everything in stride, you are doing great. 

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Tip #2: Ask for what you need

Everyone around you is going to have a different idea of what works for your newborn. However, only the mother truly knows best. Your loved ones will want to do anything they can to help you, so instead of waiting for their advice, put them to work! Ask people to run errands for you, cook and clean, change diapers, and be on baby duty so you can get some rest. It’s so easy to get caught up in why the baby is crying and if you are doing everything right that you forget everything else. When the panic sets in after your newborn has been fussing for a while, you start looking to others for advice on what to do, when often times that can make it more confusing. Know who you can count on for solid advise, and put the rest to work so they feel important too. 

When I had my first, I asked my sisters to completely be in charge of cleaning, grocery shopping, and cooking. Since they are both younger, they couldn’t help much with the baby, but it was so nice to have home cooked meals and a clean kitchen throughout those hectic times. 


Tip #3: Cherish the hard times

The hardest times with your newborn will be the first two or three weeks after homecoming. Although it will be hard, don’t forget to slow down and relish in the sweet moments. Your little babe will never be so tiny and helpless ever again. The pain and frustration will fade with time, and all you’ll be left with are the sweet moments you shared. Everyday with your newborn you will have a moment of “wow this is so amazingly special” try to file those memories away so when you’re up at 2am you’ll have a bit more perspective. 
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Tip #4: Plan in advance

After the first couple weeks with your baby you will be able to see a pattern that he/she is following. By planning ahead of schedule you will be less stressed when the time comes for what's next in the routine. As soon as you are finished with the morning feeding, make sure everything is all set and ready to go for the next one. Creating a routine and rhythm for yourself will help keep your routine as peaceful as possible. As soon as you’re done with anything baby related, immediately prepare the space for the next time. 2am feedings and diaper changes will go a lot smoother if everything you need is right there. 

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