Have you ever wished that there were certain things that you should have known before you had your first child? If you are mother now, you would realize that there is no textbook when it comes to parenting. In fact, each and every child is unique and no one could tell you how to become a good mother. However, there could be certain things that you could foresee before you venture out into parenting especially if you are planning to have kids. Try our checklist below.
Having a Baby is not as easy you think
Believe it or not, having a baby is not an easy process. If you think that reproduction is as easy as ‘wham, bam, thank you ma’am’, then you are utterly wrong. You can have all the exciting sex all the time and you could miss out on having a child if you don’t plan.
Breastfeeding is hard work
You would have read by now that breastfeeding is the best milk for kids. But not every mother is able to breastfeed. Before you conceive, you would need to take supplements which will get your body ready to have a baby. Once your baby is born, there are a lot of things you need to consider that include your diet and practices.
Confinement is no-fun
Getting your body back into shape after you deliver is a lot of work. The month after delivery is when you are in the confinement period. This is a time when you need to watch what you eat, be careful with everything you do and yes! you will lose a lot of sleep.
If you enjoy waking up every 2 hours to breastfeed, then you are surely ready for motherhood. After having a child, you will basically forget the meaning of a ‘good night sleep’.
If you haven’t started, then having a baby will surely help you to. This is where you become a lot more cautious about the things around you. You will become very self-aware and will go all out to baby-proof your surroundings. Having a baby will automatically drive you towards this.
Keep Check on Finance
It will be unwise to spend too much on baby clothes because you will receive a lot of gifts and old ones from people you know. But one thing for sure, your finances will shoot-up because you will need to buy bottles, pacifiers, napkins and all that.
It is a lot of mental preparation but it will change you completely and this refers to your psychological, mental, emotional and physical states. You need to set your mind to be a mother, then go ahead with it.