We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – we’re not the experts in baby care, YOU are! Moms like you, who experience the beauty, joys, love and challenges of parenthoodevery day. So we spoke to a few amazing Moms and asked them for their best piece of advice for new parents. Here’s what they said…
SET ROUTINES BUT DON’T BE AFRAID TO BREAK THEM EITHER
“Everyone kept telling me it’s important to have a fixed routine. So yes, some days we have a routine and some days, I don’t even know what routine means. I’ve learnt to accept that. With kids, every day is about learning new things and basically just going with the flow. As long as my baby and I are content, we’re okay!”
Saurabhi- Mumbai. Softsens user and mom of 2 little darlings
MAKE TIME FOR PLAY
“Playing with my little one gives me so much joy. Even though she is still small and we spend the whole day together, I always make time to just sit and play with her and talk to her. I think it really strengthens our bond and makes her more active too.”
Ariya - Delhi . Softsens user and mom of little baby Myra
Engage your baby’s senses through playtime.
FORM A MOMS-ONLY SUPPORT GROUP
“I honestly think WhatsApp groups were invented for Moms. My tiny group of Mom-friends keeps me sane. Knowing that other Moms are going through the exact same experience and having people to talk to and discuss the small everyday things with is just such a blessing!”
- Zeenia J, Mumbai – mom of twins.
GET SOME SLEEP
“I am a new mom and I totally believe in the old adage - sleep when your baby sleeps. It really is the best advice, given to me by my dear grandmother. I take naps together with my baby and I feel revived and less tired the whole day.”
- Saumya Dey, Mumbai
Getting enough prenatal rest is important for your health too.
TRUST YOUR INTUITION
“I’ve always been a very anxious person. So when I was having a baby, my Mom said ‘Don’t worry. When you become a Mom, you’ll just know what to do.’ I didn’t really understand what she was talking about back then, but now I get it. Mothers are very intuitive about their baby’s needs and we really do know best! Of course, there were many things that I wasn’t sure about too and I made mistakes. But I learn something every day and I’m always trying my hardest to do what’s best for my baby.”
- Sakshi - Mumbai
It’s true – Moms do know best