Whenever there is a new mom,
specially if it is her first kid,
everybody goes and gives her advice
about how is THE BEST way to care for the baby.
So far this is for me the best advice.
You are going to be told
hold him like this,
don’t hold him like that!
breastfeed him until 2
breastfeed him until 6 months, no more!
Let him sleep with you
He should have his own bed since born
These are the “experienced” parents advice
There is also the “scientific” advice that goes as:
“It has been discovered that it is best if
moms stay at home with their babies”
“It has been proved that kids whose mom
work are happier and more independent adults”
And the list goes on.
Too much information?
What’s best for some may not be good for you
Whats best for most may still be not great for you
So, decide by yourself whats best for you and your family
If you have / want to work, go
You’ll find somebody that will take good care of your kid while you’re away
and you’ll have your few but very cherishable moments
of love and joy with your son / daughter.
If you can / want to stay at home, do it
You’ll be able to capture every moment of their lives
You decide what’s good for you and your family
And as long as you love, listen and give them what they need,
Your children will grow up fine.
Listen more to yourself
and to what your inner-self is telling you
more than the world’s opinion.
That’s what I think.
What’s your experience with your kids? Did you listen to other’s advice? Was it helpful or overwhelming to hear so many opinion?