A Survival Guide for First-Time Moms In Pakistan Part 2
As we have mentioned in part one, you will get so much advice, and most of the time that advice is unsought.
Here is a 2nd part of survival guide for first-time moms in Pakistan. Some of these tips may be helpful in overcoming the fatigue of sleepless nights and tiring days.
1. Say Good-Bye to Unnecessary Activities
Your baby’s sleeping pattern won’t allow you to get any sleep. Little ones have two hobbies, eating and sleeping, but you have a lot more to attend to than just their needs. Learn to say good-bye to a lot of things, at least for some months, because if you are trying to manage your baby’s eating and sleeping along with your pre-baby routine, you will drive yourself mad. Relax, cancel any extra activities, and enjoy your time with your baby.
2. Your Little one is Always Ready to Feed
If you are breastfeeding, life becomes a big test for at least a few months. Babies don’t drink much at one time, and you have to be ready to feed them almost every hour. Be prepared for that and realize that it’s a normal thing. This stage will not last forever!
3.Don’t Try to be a ‘Different ‘ Mom
A new mummy always considers herself a ‘different’ mummy and thinks her way of taking care of her baby is the most perfect one. As a result her baby is ‘unique and different’ too. Actually this is not the case, and if you think like that, you will just bring yourself frustration and disappointment. Your baby has all the good and bad habits that all other human babies have; he or she is just normal. In the same way, don’t try to be a super mom. Again, you are just like every other normal mom with no particular expertise in keeping your baby calm all the time or keeping life in order. If you can consider yourself an ordinary mom with an ordinary baby, you will save yourself from lots of irritating moments.
4. Your Baby is not Made of Glass;Don’t be Ridiculously Careful
Your baby is not made of glass; you need to be careful but not ridiculously careful. Your baby has come into the world to experience it, so give him or her freedom to explore. Let your child play on the bed and enjoy cycling his little legs in the air. And when your little one starts crawling, you should even let her go to dusty places as long as you are constantly monitoring.
5. Don’t Follow Salesman’s Suggestions While Shopping for your First Baby
Don’t buy everything that a salesman suggests because you won’t end up using a lot of those things. Instead, have a friend whose kids are a bit older accompany you on a shopping trip, and she will save you a lot of money.
6.Don’t Follow Google for Every Issue Related to your Baby
Google is a good source of general advice and information. Just don’t try to google everything and remember that it’s not the final verdict for baby related issues. Understand your own circumstances and manage accordingly, and if a serious issue arises with your baby’s health, go to your paediatrician.
6.Always Expect Some Unexpected Guests after Your Baby’s Arrival
Last but not the least, you will have to cope with visits from your extended family with no prior notice. They will tend to surprise you without realizing that their so-called surprise may turn into a nightmare. However, the arrival of the first child in the family is especially celebrated, and in Pakistan, management of guests goes side by side with management of your newborn. My recommendation is to plan a simple, easy-to-cook menu to serve to your guests. Try to involve guests in the household chores if they are staying more than a few hours. They will also enjoy pampering the baby, so give them the chance to do that.
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