Looking forward to witness your child crawling or standing? Your anticipation for new developmental milestones should also serve as a reminder to recheck your home for child safety hazards. As your child grows and becomes more mobile, he is exposed to a wider set of potential dangers. Hence, if you have previously carried out a round of childproofing before bringing your child home, doing it again is still necessary as it takes into consideration your child’s height growth and increased mobility.
It’s all in the mind – keep stimulating your baby’s brain.
Getting a grip on new skills.
Shake, rattle, and roll! Your baby might be developing the ability to grab anything within reach. So be mindful to keep harmful objects out of sight. He might be able to say “mama” too. But it’s completely normal for babies to go months longer before they start saying recognizable words.
Do you have days where you feel helpless and overwhelmed by your responsibilities as a new mother? You are not alone as these feelings are definitely normal and experienced by most new mums! Despite finding a new sense of joy and meaning in your motherhood journey, there will be times when you grapple with managing your negative emotions, which can take a toll on your emotional health. You may also have experienced “mom guilt”, felt remorseful or upset that you lost control of your emotions while disciplining your child and realizing there was a better way to cope.