Children are gifts from above and raising them can be one of the most wonderful and challenging things you will have to do in your entire life. They are full of surprises and you no matter how many books you read or courses you watch or attend nothing can thoroughly prepare you for becoming a parent. But there are few things which you would wish you had known before having a child and the following are some of those:
Making a baby is not that easy:
Well, some people make babies just like that, but some don’t. There are many reasons as to why some cannot get pregnant. If you are planning to have a baby and if you want to plan your pregnancy you can don’t need to stress about it in the first place. There are many books and advice you can take on fertility and come to know more about the entire process.
The first few months are the worst:
Apart from the happiness that a new member has been added to your family, you will also have to do certain things you have never done in your entire life. All the baby will do is drink milk, sleep and poop. You will have to deal with breastfeeding the baby, changing its diapers, putting it back to sleep and many more. If you are a person who loves sleeping, showering and having a good neat home, then the first few weeks of having the baby at home can be hell. But you will get used to it, and you will do it out of love so you will not feel the pain.
If you are planning to have a baby, you will have to forget sleep. If the baby happens to wake up in the night for whatever reason, you will go through hell trying to put it back to sleep. Especially if you have to go to work the next day, you will have a tough time. So it is advised that one of the parents needs to stay at home at least for the first few months.
Going out with your baby will never be the same as going out as a couple:
If you are planning to go out with your baby, you will have to make sure that you take a lot of things with you. You will need diapers, towels, milk, baby food, extra set of clothes etc. You will have to make sure that you have the required things in the car. The baby will get either excited or moody when you take them out, and you will have to manage that, you will have to feed them and also clean them.
Your life will never be the same:
No one can become good parents overnight. It is a slow process, and you learn as your child grows. You will understand what to provide for your child and you will even go to the extremes to provide for them.