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lindad14

Question:What is the one piece of advice that really helped?

Everyone always offers up their advice and tips to new moms/dads. Is there one thing someone said or suggested to you that really helped you get through that early period - you know, when you're exhausted beyond words and have no clue what you're doing?

Asked by lindad14 on 11/5/08 5 Answers»
walker1229

Answer:

You know what is best for your baby, if everyone tells you to do something or the latest triend is something but your gut tells you to do something completely different go with your gut.

Answered by: walker1229 on 1/8/09
coleman

Answer:

The one thing someone told me that helped a lot believe it or not is when you burp your baby rock from side to side not front to back. Works like a charm.

Answered by: coleman on 11/13/08
lilliede81

Answer:

RELAX!! DON'T TRY TO BE SUPER MOM & DON'T CONCERN YOURSELF WITH OTHER PEOPLE'S OPINIONS ABOUT YOU AND WHAT YOU DO! Don't remember who gave the advice but it helped me through the "dead on your feet" early period of child hood.

Answered by: lilliede81 on 11/9/08
VictoriaB

Answer:

One of our experts, Nataly Kogan from workitmom.com has some great advice for new moms, including 'forget about trying to find balance'

You can read her other tips here: Link

Answered by: VictoriaB on 11/6/08
aliciak

Answer:

I think a good suggestion is to remember that it's okay to ask for help! If you have a good friend or family member who has children, ask advice about balancing everything. You're very much not alone but it can feel that way.

Answered by: aliciak on 11/6/08
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