New South Wales
Parenting books, websites and advice are often the ‘go to’ resources for first time parents, but their ‘gut instinct’ is what they should listen to most, according to experienced mums. In a recent survey commissioned by BabyLove Nappies, more than 1,000 mothers of children aged from 1 month to 3 years were asked to nominate their top tip for first time mums.
Listen to your instincts. No one knows your baby as well as you do.
“Intuition often lets us know as parents when something isn’t quite right, and yet often first-time parents may not have the confidence to listen to their gut feeling, so it’s great that so many mums – especially second and third time mums – are sharing this advice with new parents,” says Midwife Cath Curtin, a midwife and maternal and child health nurse. “As a midwife, I often advise new parents’ not to overthink the newborn stage and discourage them from logging onto countless websites and blogs as it can lead to confusion and anxiety.”