Mar 10, 2014

7 Biggest Mistakes New Moms Make

Learning to be a mom isn’t an easy thing and there are many common mistakes almost every new mom makes that you should be aware of and that you should avoid making. In fact, mistakes are not so bad since they help us to become better, but sometimes it’s best to avoid them. If you are a new mom, take a look at the list of the biggest mistakes new moms makes.

1. Try to recover too fast

One of the biggest mistakes many new moms make is trying to recover from childbirth fast. My sister made this mistake, my close friend made this mistake and, unfortunately, I made this common mistake too. The thing is that a new mom is highly anxious to get back on her feet and take over her duties. If you a new mother, make sure you give your body enough time to recover.

2. Cut their baby’s nails when they’re awake

When I had my first baby, this was another mistake I made without actually realizing that it’s a mistake. I didn’t know that it’s easier to cut my baby’s nails while she was sleeping. If you are a mother, you know how it’s difficult to cut the baby’s nails and you often end up chasing those small waving hands around several times.

3. Underestimate themselves

Sadly, often new mothers underestimate themselves. While it’s difficult to learn to care for a baby, you should remember that nobody can do it better than a caring mom. Don’t think that you are a bad mother if you do something wrong. You are a great mom who loves her child and care for them. Your baby needs your confidence as well as your husband.

4. Leave dad out

I did this mistake when I had my first baby, but when my husband said that I left him out of the equation I realized that he’s actually a parent too. I just got into a new mom mode and I forgot to include him in baby bonding and care. This is one of those accidental mistakes many mothers make. Luckily, it’s easy to fix. Just begin inviting your husband to get involved with your baby as often as possible.

Read also – 9 Simple Ways to Be a Role Model for Your Child

5. Let baby get used to one pacifier

A new mother should let her baby get used to one pacifier. Try switching them out each week so that your baby doesn’t take only one kind of pacifier. If your baby gets attached to only one certain pacifier, it will be difficult to find a replacement and your little one will reject any other pacifier. This is one of the lessons I learned from experience and I recommend you to avoid making this mistake at all costs.

6. They don’t ask questions

Often new mothers don’t ask questions, though they have many of them. They think their questions are a little stupid, but in fact there is no such thing as a stupid question. That is what your baby’s pediatrician and your doctor are for. Ask questions and they will certainly help you with all of the newborn and recovery questions.

7. They are afraid to seek help

If you’re planning to breastfeed, you might encounter some small issues at some point. Many moms do and you shouldn’t be ashamed of it too. You might feel like breastfeeding should come naturally and you might be embarrassed if something goes wrong. Not all moms breastfeed easily from the beginning and if you need a help in this area, don’t be afraid to ask for it.

While there’s no perfect mother, you should do your best to become a good mother. Sure, these are only a few mistakes new moms usually do and there are many more mistakes you should avoid making. When you were a new mom, what mistakes did you make? Share your thoughts with us.

Tags: #new moms

Related Posts