Baby Parenting Advice
Best baby parenting advice for the first six weeks is to look after yourself.
In these early weeks try to be aware of your own needs as a new mother.This is your time for self-care - to be able to ask for
help from others.
The emotional exhaustion
of pregnancy, birth and parenting a new baby is commonly underestimated by most first-time parents.
This very much applies to new fathers too!
Pay all your attention both to your new baby and to your own needs for
rest and try to get help for cooking, cleaning, washing and
Take the pressure off yourself and don't try to be wonder-woman or wonder-mother. Instead, think of what you are needing in order to spend all your time nurturing your newborn.
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This means asking for and accepting the help that is needed and offered, and
getting as much rest as possible to enable good physical recovery.
Look after yourself in the best possible way
If your needs allow, do leave cooking, washing and housework to others. This is your time.
Your job is to care for yourself and your newborn.
When we look at the ways indigenous peoples treat infant baby parenting we have
plenty to learn.
In many places, mothers and newborns are set aside from daily life into
private spaces where their needs are paramount.
Mother and baby need only consider themselves and this is the expected way, with
all else taken care of by others.
This provides a valuable model for us and one that we would do well to put in place long before the time of the birth.
In order to grow and develop, newborns need all our positive time and attention, to be nurtured and loved, lots of physical touching and handling, constant loving response, and to have
all their needs met with warmth and reassurance. And as new mothers, so do we!
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