If you had one piece of advice to share with new parents, what would it be?
Although I cannot claim authority on this, as I have not had the pleasure of welcoming a bundle into this world just yet, I consulted several of my mama-fied friends to get their top tip for new parents:
Don't worry so much about whether you're doing the "right" thing.
You worry about whether you're doing the right thing for your child but what other people think is right might not be right for you. So don't worry about what other people are doing. Every child is different and what works for one (i.e. breastfeeding vs. formula) doesn't work for all. And give yourself a break!
Sleep when they sleep!
When they are still newborns, sleep when they sleep - even when your place is messy and you haven't showered. Don't get too fixed on a sleeping schedule because they will change it as soon as you do.
Eat well because you need your energy!
Sometimes you get caught up in making sure that the baby is looked after and the family is looked after and the house is somewhat clean... but you have to remember to keep yourself nourished as well because that baby is depending on you.
What piece of advice would you share for first-time parents?