First time mom advice

If you are a first time mama that doesn't know where to start, this is a good read for you! 

I have been where you are. A first time mom who has no idea what motherhood will look like. Sometimes I find myself worried that I may not know it all or may not do things in the best way. But what I found helpful was reminding myself of these few things. Knowing that I am the best mother for my baby and trusting just that.  

Be patient with yourself.
It is so easy to get frustrated with ourselves when we feel like we aren't meeting the baby's needs. Try to be nice to yourself and understand that you are learning and adjusting just as much as your baby is. 


Trust your way.
There are so many parenting styles out there and so much advice those around you will give you. Remember to trust the way in which you parent and nurture your baby. There is no “correct” way to parent.


Don't compare yourself
You may have someone that you look up to or follow on social media. You may admire the way they parent and inspire you to parent similarly. Don't get caught up in comparing the way your baby is to someone else's baby, every child is different. Equally, every mom is different and parents in her own way! Do things your way, without the comparison.


Ask for help
You may feel like superwoman but parenting is hard. It's okay to ask for help when you need it.


Don't rush your recovery
You just experienced the most wonderful miracle ever. Although you may think that your body can just bounce back to normal activities, it can’t. Even if you feel like you can conquer the world, listen to your doctor and rest instead. I know you may want to “snap back” and get to your usual activities, but take the time to heal correctly.


Take care of yourself
Now you're probably thinking ‘ how hard could this be?’ but trust me, you'll need the reminder! It is so easy to get caught up in being a mom that you have no self care routine. Here is my advice to you: create a routine for your everyday needs and stick to it. You will thank me later!


Find your tribe
Find those family members and friends that become your village in raising a child. It is so essential to have a healthy group of people that let you have a personal life and that don't depend on you the way your baby does. Go out and have fun, you deserve it mama.

 

There is a lot of advice that you will get, and some will stick while the rest seems useless to you. Take what you will from this read and apply it in the way that works best for you and your family. I hope some if not all of this resonates with you and helps you be reassured that you are capable of motherhood and all of its endeavors.

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