Becoming a parent is a life-altering journey, brimming with excitement, joy, and a touch of uncertainty. Whether you’re expecting your first child, adding to your growing family or someone you know is embarking on this incredible adventure, being armed with the right knowledge and resources is essential. From emotional readiness to practical preparations, there are little steps parents-to-be can take to make the new start smoother.
When Beyoncé became a mum for the first time, she said: “It’s important that you don’t lose yourself and still have your own passions.” Amid the whirlwind of having a newborn, it’s not unusual for self-care to peter down the list.
Experiencing post-partum hair loss, sleepless nights and anxiety takes its toll, so taking care of yourselves is essential for you and your partner’s well-being and your ability to care for your child. Whether it’s a quiet moment with a book – top recommendation Fatherhood by Papa B – or a date night with candles and your favourite bath soak, make time for activities that rejuvenate you.
Remember, shared experiences will make parenthood much more fulfilling. Rituals like washing their hair and stimulating playtime are precious moments that can be cherished forever.