If you’re a newbie parent, you know there’s A LOT to deal with. From proper breastfeeding techniques to horrifying challenges you didn’t expect (even though you were warned), it can get overwhelming. So it’s no surprise there are a number of mistakes new parents make even with the best of intentions. (Heck, even veterans flub up every now and again!)
But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are ten mistakes new parents make in the first year so you can avoid them.
1. Picking Up Your Baby at Every Cry
You don’t have to pick up your baby every time he cries. Over time you’ll be able to distinguish between an “I’m hungry” cry, “I’m dirty” cry, and “I just want attention” cry. If you start picking up your baby at every peep, he’s going to expect it every time. This will create a nightmare for both you and future babysitters/daycare providers.