Having a baby changes your life, there is a new little person to get to know, love and care for. Many new moms and dads have very minimal experience with babies until their first baby comes along and can create anxiety, emotional and unexpected feelings.
If you are one of these parents, you will find you have many questions about this new person who has come into your life and who is so small, helpless and yet demands much attention and time.
It can be overwhelming and scary when you realize your baby is so dependent on you for everything. Understanding what babies are like may help to make it easier to care for your baby.
Most parents know that the early years of a child’s life are the building blocks for the future and how important it is to care for babies and provide experiences that help to prepare a strong base for their future.
It is important to think of your baby as a unique person with their own likes and dislikes. Be warm and responsive as you work out what they need. They grow quickly so be flexible and change your routines as their needs change.
The most important thing is to believe in yourself and enjoy this special time with your baby. All parents need help at times. Don’t be afraid to ask trusted family or friends to lend a hand, or simply contact us.
Here at Family Kickstart Georgia (FKSG), we will provide resources and referral to our community partners, nurses and respite care to help you during this phase of life.