13 Tips to Make Life with Your Baby Easier
The first few months with a newborn baby are amazing. I lost hours to gazing at my child, marvelling at the little girl that Steve and I had somehow created, stunned by how much I loved her.
But they can also be really tough. There's so much to learn, so many questions to ask and find answers to, so little sleep to get you through. It's easy to feel overwhelmed. It's normal to have moments when you wonder how you're going to cope with eighteen more years of this (because, in your exhausted, emotional state, you have completely forgotten that your eighteen year old child will not be waking you up all through the night, demanding milk). It's okay to sometimes feel that it's beyond you.
(It's not okay to always feel that it's beyond you; your moods and emotions may fluctuate but if you feel relentlessly low tell your health visitor or GP)
Throughout the tough bits, there were certain things which I tried to keep in mind which definitely made life easier. And here they are: