I basically drowned myself in an overwhelming amount of information. Not to mention the unsolicited advice. It is so easy to become overwhelmed when faced with the arrival of your first child. But I think the best piece of advice I ever received was "listen to your instincts." Women have been birthing babies, feeding them, and nurturing them to healthy later years for eons. It isn't easy, but let's not complicate it further, shall we? If you think something's wrong, it very well might be. Ask your midwife or doctor or call a health line. (Don't visit Dr. Google - just saying.) Your baby is crying and you feel you should pick her up? Then go right ahead. Is it a cry you feel can go without attention? That's cool too.
Also, if someone offers help, just say thanks and take the help. Then go lay down for a while or get out of the house alone. It will do you worlds of good.
You see, being a parent is stressful, plain and simple. In fact, it may just be one of the greatest challenges of your life – especially if it’s a first. All of a sudden you are responsible for a new baby and books can only help so much. If it’s not your first, it becomes a balancing act between your new little one and the rest of the family.
An easy way to feel prepared is to trust the products you use, and Church & Dwight has a variety of products and brands that have you covered. Whether you have a family and kids or are planning, you can enter now to win the perfect parenting prize pack! This basket includes amazing products from Rub A535™ and Orajel™ to L’il Critters™ Vitamins and Trojan™. Try Orajel™ Natural Source Homeopathic Teething Gel to help soothe your baby’s aching gums. With Orajel™ you’ll be sure to find what works best for your baby!
A GiveawayThis basket from Church & Dwight contains the following, valued at approximately $100:
|Thanks to Tales of a Ranting Ginger for|
this photo of the prize pack.
- Baby Orajel™ Tooth and Gum Cleanser with finger Brush
- Orajel™ Natural Source Homeopathic Teething Gel
- OxiClean™ Baby Stain Remover Spray
- OxiClean™ Multi Purpose Baby Powder
- L’il Critters ™ Vitamin D3 (For children 2 years +)
- RUB A535™ Arnica Spray (For children 2 years +)
- Trojan™ Bareskin™ Condoms
- First Response™ Easy-Read Ovulation Test
Entries are via the Rafflecopter widget below and will be accepted until 12:00 midnight EDT, August 9. Giveaway is open to Canadian residents only, excluding Quebec. Best of luck!
Disclosure: I am a member of the Church & Dwight Ambassador Program, and as such receive special perks, products, and other compensation for my participation. All opinions on this blog, as always, remain my own.