Becoming a parent is a life-changing, exhilarating, exhausting, gut-wrenching and euphoric experience that can overwhelm you as much as it excites.
Parents are usually prepared mentally for this new chapter in their lives, but it’s still a shock to discover what exactly that entails.
The number one thing to remember about newborns is that they require time to adjust to life outside of the womb where there was constant touch, a confined space, near-constant jiggling and the soothing sounds of mom’s heartbeat and other amazing internal physical sounds.
To assist, childcare specialists have devised helpful tips to make new parents’ lives a little easier. Here are the tips from Today’s Parent.
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