|Tiger Girl and me at Wetlands Park in Hong Kong.|
A year ago my little girl was just born. It was a learning experience for me as it was the first time that I was parenting a girl this time as compared to being parent to two boys. It wasn’t a really steep learning curve for me this third time around but there were distinct differences between girls and boys.
I was ‘new’ to handling a baby girl and many things that I had to relearn as the last newborn I handled was more then four years ago.
Here are my five tips to all new mothers.
- Do what you are comfortable with.
Old wives tales are just that tales to be taken with a pinch of salt.
- Try to get as much help as you can.
An extra pair of hands will always come handy when you are adjusting to the new addition and changes in your normal routine.
- You do not need all those fancy baby equipment.
Choose things for their functionality rather then it being eye candy.
- Take care of yourself.
Eat and rest when needed. Only when you are able to function well will you be able to give your baby the best care.
- No mother knows all the answers.
Every child is different and no book will be able to fully prepare you for how to nurture and care for your child. You learn from trial and experience.