This post, written by Greg, originally appeared on MommyDaddyBlog.com.
Question: What has made parenting easier for you?
Summer says “Physical items that helped: A sling! Oh, hands free baby care rocks and they are so much happier and peaceful. Cosleeping. No getting up for late night feedings, just roll over lift shirt fall back asleep.
The biggest help was learning to trust my gut instead of what the “experts” say or what society thinks I’m supposed to do.”
Mommy – Two summers ago, I purchased a Peekaboo pouch on sale to add to our “baby stash” and I’m eying a few other slings. Slings are definitely must-haves. There’s no way our baby would survive in our bed as Daddy already uses me as a teddy bear! Products such as the Co-Sleeper or Amby Baby Motion Bed may be of some assistance! Oh, just rolling over and lifting up your shirt sounds really convenient, lol!
Daddy – Trusting your gut is definitely important. Everyone is unique in their own way, so what works for one person just may not work for another. That also can be applied vice versa; what doesn’t work for others just may actually work for you. Sometimes you just have to go by your gut instinct to find what works best for you and most importantly, your child.
LOL @ “just roll over lift shirt fall back asleep”! Mommy suggested co-sleeping to me for when Boogie arrives, but then she retracted the idea due to the fact that (and I quote), “You might roll over him or fart on him.” Now I’ll admit, I can get a little tossy turny while I’m sleep, but I DO NOT FLATULATE IN MY SLEEP!!!
…ok maybe I do once or twice, but Boogie won’t care!
This post is a part of our Parenting Made Easier series. Our goal for this series is to help new and expecting parents learn ways that parenting can be made easier through tips and advice given by “veteran” parents.