Few things are more exhilarating than the prospect of bringing up your own child. What follows is some tried and true advice to guide you through the maze of parenting.
If you are expecting a baby, spending lots of money on nursery furnishings is not necessary. You can purchase items cheaper at many department stores like Walmart, while sill getting high quality furniture like cribs and changing tables. Friends and family members may be willing to donate items that are no longer being used.
Think about the types of messages you’re sending to your child! Speaking honestly to your children will build their trust in you.
All you need is a clear kitchen counter and a rolled-up towel. Put the towel on the counter and put your child on it so that his head is under the sink faucet. Then turn on the faucet to run water over his hair. For many toddlers, this method will take the fear out of having their heads dunked or water poured over them.
While your kids need your time too, you still need “you” time. This will allow you to keep you own identity along with the role of a parent.
Never feed a toddler or infant soda pop, even if it is diet. You need to provide your child with drinks that are nutritionally sound and agreeable to their stomachs so things like milk, water and sugarless juice are more acceptable.
Following these guidelines will allow you to form a solid, comprehensive foundation for future bringing up a child experiences. Bear in mind though that every parenting experience is totally unique. There is no particular child-rearing style that is the “correct way.” Use the advice that applies to your life, and try to have an open mind to trying new things. Childhood is all too brief; enjoy the exciting time you have while your children are still looking to you for guidance.