What's the best advice you could give to a new mom?

Just curious what advice you would give someone who is about to be a mom for the first time! What is something you wish you were told?

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sleep when baby takes nap

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Lol you will be more tired than you have ever been in your life. Recruit help

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Don’t let someone tell you how things should go. Raise your family the way you want. There will always be people who will judge you for stupid shit. :slight_smile:

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Sleep while you can Momma!

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Take the help. If someone offers to cook, do laundry or run errands or sit with the baby so you can shower or nap, please take them up on their offer.

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Don’t be afraid to ask for help and to take help when offered.

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Sleep when the baby does. That was the best advice I got!

Cherish every second. Time passes so fast. Before you know it they are all grown up.

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As everyone says sleep when the baby sleeps its not always the case. Yes you will be tired and sleep whenever you can but if you can’t sleep take that time to eat, shower take care of you so you can take care of the little one.

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Enjoy every moment cause they grow so fast you will be exhausted but all worth it sleep when they sleep housework will still be there don’t worry

Buy zippers or gowns. Never never never button ups :rofl:

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The mess will still be there tomorrow. The sleep deprivation doesn’t last forever. Accept help when it is offered. Cherish every moment, they grow up so fast!

You really will have the instinct to know what to do. There’s really a mother’s intuition

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That it goes way to fast

Document something new as often as you can. Whether you have a baby book, a journal, or just take notes in your phone… Try to jot down cute little moments (even struggles) that arise, so that you can look back and smile about them later!

I had a baby book and never kept up with it. It’s amazing how much you’ll forget, even a year later. They really do grow up so fast. I’ve seen some people keep a daily journal and write down one sentence about the day. That’s a lot to do, especially when you’re a tired new mommy, but I wish I would’ve done it at least once a week or even monthly…

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Don’t follow everyone’s advice. It’s ok to be to tired to put the baby back in it’s bed just feed and go back to sleep

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DONT PANIC. my baby threw up SO BAD when she was a newborn and I would freak out at the slightest cough thinking she was choking. Stay calm. Keep a level head. Breathe. Do not panic is the best advice I have from my ftm experience

Trust your instincts, do your own research, don’t be too hard on yourself, nobody gets it all right, and most of all don’t forget to love yourself too

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Dont feel pressure to breast feed…there is nothing wrong with formula…fed baby is best. Congratulations! I felt so much pressure and couldn’t produce enough milk…and felt so much pressure like there was something wrong with formula…but I have no regrets. My baby is happy and healthy and so smart!

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