Everyone thinks life changes completely once you have a baby, but more or less it depends on you, what you make of it. You need to slowly accept the new change and responsibilities that come along. The scenario today is not as it used to be during our grandmother’s time.
With more awareness on parenting, parents are in better position to handle stress and anxiety of bringing up the child right. A baby does not mean a full stop on your enjoyment. In the initial months of delivery when your body is vulnerable and weak, rest is only necessary.
However, after the body recovers you are all set to return to your routine life. You need not confine yourself to your house taking care of your baby. Move out of the house; do all that you used to do before, go for parties, dinners, and other outings.
You can always take the baby to shopping malls, lounge parties, weddings long drives or weekend getaways. This will make the baby all the more happy and he will adjust to environment faster.
One should avoid going to the movie halls or parties with loud music. Mothers of same age should have regular get-togethers with their new born babies as it helps in making the baby more interactive.
Let the baby crawl or walk on the floor, just keep an eye on him/her. Being a paranoid parent never helps. Let him play with soft toys and make sure he does not reach electronic items or power sockets. Just a little act of disciplines at home will be more than enough to make the baby understand what he is supposed to do and what not.
Do not hold your baby back, as most of the over protective parents do. Teach him good manners, in a playful, quiet and polite way. Do not ever be rude to him. Parents should also take car of their behavior with each other.
They should not fight or yell at each other when the baby is around, as it tends to put a bad impact on the baby. Let the baby grow and learn on his own, with a little support from you. This will speed up his overall development.
There is no denying of the fact that life changes when the family expands, but one should get back to their routine life as it is beneficial for both, the parents and the child.