One of the probably most unexpected features of parenting, to us, was the freedom with which other people (acquaintances and even perfect strangers) interfere with your relationship with your own child offering various advice, tips and sharing their experiences. Most of the time it is cute and well meaning but from time to time there comes a point when you are offered so much advice (often contradictory) that you can’t even hear your own thoughts.
On the other hand, there exists a notion that once you get your own child your instincts as a parent will be all you need to solve every problem. I couldn’t agree less! Of course your mother instinct is invaluable and will aid you many times but some things you just can not know without the experience of being surrounded with babies and children at any point in your life. A silly example but still: never in a million years would I figure out how to properly remove cradle cap.
For some things preparation and research is necessary and no one would be happier than us, here at Kids Nook if our advice or recommendation helps you even just a bit.
Check out our articles:
A good camera is worth its weight in gold – Like the title says; a good camera will prove invaluable.
Every child can learn to sleep – Read about our experience with sleep deprivation, the sleeping mistakes we made and how we managed to successfully overcome them and transform our family life.
Biogaia Drops – An invaluable cure that helped our daughter with antibiotic diarrhea. A truly helpful probiotic, completely safe for infants.
Colic – So many horror stories did we hear about it that we prepared in advance and we honestly believe the things we did like proper breastfeeding techniques helped us avoid the torment of colic.
Dunstan Baby Language – We found out about it a bit too late for our firstborn but it came in handy non the less. Too pricey when you take into account the simplicity of the information which in many cases really does work.
The New Contented Little Baby Book – A comprehensive review of one of the world’s most controversial baby books. When taken with a grain of salt it does provide excellent advice… but it’s not a manual.
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