How society has changed in the last 100 years. Not long ago, members of the extended family lived on the same street or at least in the same town. Young today moms they are isolated after moving to distant parts of the UK or even another country. Therefore, leaving them apart from other family members and from the help and support they would have received.
Not only this, but unless it’s brand new moms are from large families and may not have seen the little ones grow up or witnessed bath time, potty training, handling meals, tantrums, jealousy or sibling discipline, and many other experiences of the day to day.
It’s no wonder that mothers and babies forums and groups have sprung up to try and compensate. Books have been written, videos made to alleviate the loneliness and loneliness of the new moms.
“Loose Women,” ITV’s lunchtime show, is informative on a variety of topics, especially social situations, and is also fun to watch. They often bring up topics related to raising babies and have repeatedly said how nervous they were bringing their firstborn home.
During the first few days when you are probably tired, sore and nervous, you only have the phone as a companion. Your mom aunts and cousins are probably miles away and possibly working anyway. Even the girl next door is working.
Wet and slippery babies can be very worrisome at bath time, and deciding the best way to cuddle them and keep them safe can be overwhelming. A few simple tips can make a difference and boost your confidence, as well as relax your baby and make life easier.
So when the door closes and the terror sets in, you are alone with your new baby. You are sleep deprived and anxious and suddenly you are horrified because you do not know what to do. This is the same for many moms address the baby blues.
Your breastfeeding plan may not be working, your baby is hungry and crying, and you cannot reach the health visitor for advice. Should you supplement with a bottle?
When the baby reaches his first birthday, you can congratulate yourself on caring for this helpless little human for his first year. You feel more confident now, but you know there are many more obstacles ahead. What have you heard about taming tantrums from two-year-olds? Seeing screaming babies being dragged by bullied mothers gives you nightmares.
Will your baby sleep through the night or will there be tears every time you lie down? You have seen your friend dealing with her daughter in this way. How will you deal with potty training? If you have another child later, what about jealousy between siblings? Will they get along and play together? There are so many things that will keep you awake at night.
All I would say is just relax and do some reading, you will find some great advice! I had my three adopted children plus 2, all under the age of 5. Yes, it was hectic, but rewarding and fun.