What Not To Do If You’re A Newbie Parent

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Being a parent whether it’s the first or third can be hard. There’s no manual for it and often, parents get overwhelmed and feel they are either doing too much or not doing enough. This article will, therefore run through some common mistake new parents make in their child’s first year.

This way, you can be one step ahead and know what’s best for your little one to get the optimal start to life. Even though there is a lot of advice out there, knowing what to listen to can be tricky.

Ultimately, when a little one walks into your life and friends and family start looking for baby gifts online, the adventure begins. If you want to get a head start and avoid the common mistakes parents find themselves making, keep reading.


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Ignoring Cries

When your baby cries in the middle of the night, it’s a good idea to go in and see what the baby might need or want. Even though parents argue this may make the little one dependent, psychologists have shown that it may result in anxiety in later life. Instead, why not wait for a few minutes to see if they can lull themselves back to sleep rather than jumping straight in.

Allowing People To Kiss Your Little One

Whilst little babies are still developing their immune system, it’s a good idea to keep them as protected as possible. Even though friends and family may have the best intentions, giving a kiss can spread germs and potentially pass something on. For at least three to four months, try and keep your baby as protected as possible so they can build up their strength.

Waiting For A Fever To Sort Itself

Older kids may be able to get over a fever on their own however newborns need medical attention. Failure to do so can cause other issues to arise as their immune system is still not fully developed. This way, you can give them everything they need and ensure they have the best line of defense to get them back to health.

Not Changing  The Diaper Quickly Enough

The longer you leave a diaper, the more chance the baby has of developing a diaper rash. These can be highly painful and irritating for your little one so it’s best to get into a good routine.

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In an ideal situation, you will want to do a change every 2-3 hours to keep things fresh and also avoid disturbing their sleeping patterns. It’s worth it and you can get deals online if you are worried about the expensiveness.

Overall, there are many things parents can worry about. Avoiding the above common parenting mistakes, however, can give your child a great start and ensure you are condiment in your child’s first year.

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November 6, 2018

36 Replies to “What Not To Do If You’re A Newbie Parent”

  1. Jasmeet Kaur says: November 14, 2018 at 5:35 am

    What a lovely post for new moms to read. As new parents we tend to make these common mistakes..

  2. Alexx bloom says: November 13, 2018 at 5:30 pm

    Woah when I was kid everyone used to kiss me a lot and I have huge immune system problem. I will think before I kiss a newborn for sure. This was really shocking to know

  3. Judy says: November 13, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    oh yes these are some good advice cause I remember my neighbor has a baby and she continuously kept on crying. Then it turned out that she used to be uncomfortable because of the overflooded diaper and all this while parents kept on thinking that it needs to be changed only after 6 hrs.

  4. Neha Jain says: November 13, 2018 at 3:30 pm

    This is such an useful post for new parents many tips I followed specially avoiding unwanted process for my baby and changing diapers on time

  5. Nidhi KM says: November 13, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    These are indeed valid points of what ‘NOT TO DO’ as a new parent. Prolonged wearing of the same diaper can leave many rashes in the super soft skin of babies which may cause an infection.

  6. Charu Chittwal says: November 13, 2018 at 2:38 pm

    The points mentioned above are damn important, thank you for sharing such an amazing information in the best way ever, will definitely share the same with my friends too

  7. Snigdha Prusti says: November 13, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    The tips are really helpful. I am going to be mom for the second time soon. and these tips are going to be very helpful for me.

  8. Jiya says: November 13, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    In our families it is really difficult to ask some one not to kiss the new born especially in India. But your post may open eyes of some of us. YEs as a Parent its our right to think what best for our baby.

  9. Neha Jella says: November 13, 2018 at 1:02 pm

    Thanks for these amazing tips. A lot of times these little things go unnoticed by new parents. I am sharing this with my cousin who is expecting to deliver very soon.

  10. Milan says: November 13, 2018 at 12:28 pm

    informative post . The newbie parents should be careful about all the mentioned pointers since no one educate about them and most of the time they are at a lost to know as to why the child is crying or think what bad could happen if they let people kiss the newborn.

  11. Nisha says: November 13, 2018 at 12:08 pm

    Being a first time parent is hard be it a mommy or a daddy. But we learn while we try to stay sane during parenting. Your tips are very useful and I can totally relate.

  12. Dipika Singh says: November 13, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Great tips Gurjeet, taking care of these tiny and almost neglected things can bring lot of organization in a new mom’s life.

  13. Deepa says: November 13, 2018 at 11:25 am

    As parents one has to be careful about everything related to kids. You can’t ignore any symptoms or let anything bad happen to your child. Valid points.

  14. Gunjan Upadhyay says: November 13, 2018 at 11:08 am

    I have been through that stage and have followed a lot of these tips. I am sure it will help all new parents.

  15. Sonam Jauhri Kumar says: November 13, 2018 at 9:32 am

    These are some great tips for new parents. Especially the changing the diapers at the right times. I’ve seen parents not changing them for hours together if they aren’t wet.

  16. Hema says: November 13, 2018 at 6:02 am

    These are some excellent tips. I totally agree with all the point mentioned by you. I personally hate when some random person kisses the baby

  17. Shub says: November 12, 2018 at 12:21 am

    I followed quite a lot of these tips especially anyone coming and kissing the newborn. Lovely tips for new parents in this post.

  18. Charu Chittwal says: November 11, 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Loved the blog, it was very insightful and helpful too, beautifully written, I have a friend who just became a mother, will definitely share the same with her

  19. Jhilmil D Saha says: November 11, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    These are some very useful tips for new parents. When it comes to babies and toddlers we should never ever neglect fever as it gets worse with the course of time.

  20. Snehalata Jain says: November 11, 2018 at 9:38 am

    This is really amazing info I really loved all your tips Gurjeet

  21. Jhilmil Bhansali says: November 11, 2018 at 1:32 am

    Indeed first time parents need to be very specific rather , to all baby cues. Changing diapers frequently and understanding the baby cries are very important.

  22. Noor Anand Chawla says: November 10, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    Thanks for sharing these useful tips. I absolutely agree with you that one mustn’t ignore a child’s cries, especially at night!

  23. Seema Wadhwa says: November 10, 2018 at 1:11 pm

    These are some really wonderful tips for new parents, a shareable go-to guide for sure. A lot of times these little things go unnoticed.

  24. Kajal kothari says: November 10, 2018 at 4:44 am

    These are some great tips for to be parents. Very informative and helpful post.

  25. U K says: November 8, 2018 at 7:26 am

    These are some of the best tips for first-time parents. I am sure this post will help many.


  26. Preeti Chauhan says: November 8, 2018 at 6:19 am

    Forgetting to burp the baby, not changing diapers in time and ignoring colds are the three things that bring a lot of parents to me in my clinic .Nice post Gurjeet – I think you should write a part two also.

  27. Manas Mukul says: November 8, 2018 at 4:44 am

    Some good tips for all the parents with toddlers. This list will surely help both the parents and the kids in future.
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  28. Richa Mina says: November 7, 2018 at 5:04 pm

    You’ve shared great tips for the baby it’ll help many new moms while taking care of baby

  29. Alpana Deo says: November 7, 2018 at 2:45 pm

    Very important pointers. They look very obvious but are truly important. New parents are already overwhelmed with the information that comes on their way. If they know these things before hand then it might help them in preparing themselves.

  30. Jinal says: November 7, 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Sharing this with my sister who is expecting to deliver very soon. Useful article

  31. Shraddha says: November 7, 2018 at 11:10 am

    Some great points here for New parents. Looking after a tiny little human must be difficult enough without knowing what to prioritize and what not to.

  32. Priyal says: November 7, 2018 at 6:59 am

    This is some important tips which should be taken care when becoming a mother. I still remember how my father keeps my baby away in a smart way that no one can kiss her.

  33. Ritu Kalra says: November 6, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Thabx for this post..when my baby was born; everybody would kiss him…I did not know how to avoid it..but now I know that we need to set rules for everyone when it comes to infant care

  34. Sayeri says: November 6, 2018 at 12:25 pm

    Its true even Parents should use a separate blanket for the baby and obviously fever needs instant doctor check up. Thanks for all the tips, its going to help all the mums.

  35. Jenifer Sayyed says: November 6, 2018 at 9:01 am

    This is a valauable read for all new parent. Great tips to read and avoid. Thanks for sharing

  36. Aritra Chakrabarty says: November 6, 2018 at 7:49 am

    Great tips for the wellbeing of the lil one, will keep in mind when I am a mommy. Thank you for sharing

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