When someone becomes a parent, it changes their life a lot. They have to deal with new difficult things and be responsible in new ways. Many people tell new parents what to expect when the baby comes. This article will talk about some things everyone thinks parents can’t do after the baby is born, but many continue doing anyway. Did you continue doing any of these after the initial newborn phase?
“When I started giving my baby daily baths at 3 weeks, people kept telling me I’d drop it after a few weeks. He’ll be 6 months soon and I cannot remember a day he hasn’t had a bath.”
Changing into Day Clothes
Another person shared that they love putting their baby in a little day outfit every day, despite people warning them they’d give up on changing them from pajamas to day clothes every day.
“Breastfeeding! I don’t know why but so many people told me I’d give it up after a week or two.”
Using a Crib
“When my sister gave me her old crib she said, “You’ll never use it! You’ll be co-sleeping just wait.” Two kids later we now own two cribs that they both sleep in just fine every night.”
Keeping a Tidy House
Another person shared that they’ve managed to keep a tidy house by cleaning and picking up as they go. They found that spending a minute here and there tidying up made it so they didn’t have to spend huge chunks of time cleaning.
One person shared that they gave up on washable nappies after two months because they weren’t organized enough and didn’t have enough of them.
“Most people said I wouldn’t have time for hobbies but I’ve managed to make time. It definitely isn’t the same as before kids, but I’m fortunate enough to make time for the things I enjoy.”
Reading Every Day
Another person shared that they find time to read every day, even with a 2.5-year-old child.
No Screen Time
Another person shared that their 13-month-old daughter has had zero screen time, despite people telling them it would be impossible to avoid.
Another person shared that they never co-slept with their baby, despite people warning them they would at some point. They were rigid about safe sleep and found other ways to bond with their baby.
Cooking Dinner from Scratch
Another person shared that they cook dinner from scratch every night, despite people warning them they wouldn’t have time for it. They eat mostly plant-based, healthy food at home, and it saves them a lot of money.
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