Becoming a mum for the first time is the most exciting thing you can experience but there is also a lot of pressure put on mums. This can lead to you being stressed, exhausted and not being able to enjoy every minute with your baby as you should.
To help prevent this, we’ve put together a short list of things that every new mum should know before you welcome your bundle of joy into the world. There are many things that could be included on this list but here are the important, and sometimes overlooked, aspects of being a first-time mum.
Listen to your baby's cues
Babies cry to communicate with you so it’s normal for them to cry a lot of the time. There are only so many things that they are trying to tell you so you will soon notice a difference in the cries and screams they make eventually.
One specific noise will be because they’re hungry, another will be because they need changing. If your baby is tired, you will pick up on their body language and coos. It’s important to take notice of this so you will easily differentiate when baby is sleepy, hungry or even sick.
Listen to your instincts
We all know the saying ‘Mother knows best’ and you should keep this in mind from the beginning of your pregnancy right up until your child is older.
There will be so many people trying to tell you what they recommend or sharing traumatic stories that they have been through but you need to know that your gut instincts are what’s right for your baby.
Hearing advice is great but take some things with a pinch of salt and don’t always rely on Google! It can be an overwhelming place.
Don’t buy too many newborn size clothes
We know how easy it is to get caught up in the excitement of a new baby but you shouldn’t get carried away. Seeing all of the tiny newborn sized baby-grows and little newborn shoes are enough to make anyone want to fill their shopping basket, but realistically, your little one will grow out of the newborn size very quickly, if they even fit in them in the first place.
It’s much more useful and sustainable to buy the next size up for the baby to grow into. We’ve seen it too many times that an outfit is only worn once and thrown to the back of the wardrobe because it’s too small.
Choosing which nappies to use shouldn’t be hard
There are so many nappies on the market that claim to be the best and figuring out which ones to choose can be stressful, but it doesn’t have to be this way.
Pampers® New Baby nappies are designed with a higher absorbency capacity for protection from leakage.
As a new mum it can be overwhelming as there are lots of nappy options, but you know you’re making the right choice with Pampers® New Baby nappies as they are made with a unique DermaComfort layer with absorbent pores that instantly pulls wetness & mess away and lock them inside the nappy. So your baby’s skin remains dry and healthy.
Pampers® New Baby nappies are specially designed to provide comfort and protection. If you’re worried about breathability for baby’s skin, they have an airy top sheet, a quick dry core and wetness indicator which will all work to ensure your little ones’ delicate skin is protected.
Prolonged contact with urine or poo can affect the condition of baby’s sensitive skin, as well as causing discomfort and stress. Pampers New Baby nappies are especially designed to provide the softest and most caring protection, so you know you’re doing what’s best for your baby.
Sleep routines can be hard
Lots of people speak about the importance of sleep routines and don’t get us wrong, it’s great for everyone involved when the tot gets a good night's sleep, but don’t be too hard on yourself if everything doesn’t go to plan.
Stay consistent, keep the baby in their own bed when they get fussy and find a comfortable nappy for them. Again, the Pampers® New Baby nappies are ideal even for overnight as they can offer up to 12h all-around leakage protection and ensure breathable dryness so your baby won’t wake up in the night from a wet-feeling nappy.
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