New Mom Parenting Tips

Last Updated on January 22, 2024 by Lori Pace

It can be overwhelming to become a parent, especially with all the advice available. This handy guide contains quick parenting tips from experts and parents for a new mom to help you get started and to give you the confidence to accept your new role. 

This is your permission to forget about the things on your list: laundry, pumping, diaper buying, etc. and instead, be present with your child. Enjoy these precious moments together.

Parenting Tips That A New Mom Should Know

Say “No”

You’ll be able to turn down requests that aren’t in your child’s best interests more often if you practice better at this. It doesn’t matter if your child asks you to stop buying ice cream at the supermarket, but you can still say no every night once it is in your freezer at home.

Create Mini-Traditions

To make your child feel special, hang balloons on the kitchen table the night before their birthday. When you are the only one in the elevator, make a joke. Make sure you have a handshake only your children know. Save it for the big moments.

Know Your Kid Is Important Parenting Tip For Mom

Know Your Kid

Every child has a unique set of strengths and challenges. Your response should be tailored to the child in front of you. You’ll be able to get your child the rest they need and also recharge your batteries.

Be open to trying new foods. Offer variety. Don’t push, don’t panic. They will eat what they want. It’s important that you don’t force your children to eat what they don’t enjoy. 

Find People That Can Help You

You should identify the people you can reach out to when you have a problem. These are friends who will listen to you when you need it, who will give you their opinions when you ask them and keep your mouth shut when they don’t. 

They would do anything for you and your family and vice versa. You should love them deeply and be grateful to them often.

Don’t Forget That You’re a Role Model

Your child will be more likely to want to become a parent if you make it look attractive. They won’t want to be parents if you are always stressed, irritable, or fussy. Your child should learn to smile, make eye contact and greet others in different settings. Let them practice. One chance at making a lasting impression. 

It’s also good to answer The Endless “Why” Questions. Although this is not an easy task, young children are always curious about the world around them. They may not ask again if you don’t respond to their questions.

A New Mom Should Read To Your Child Every Single Day As Parenting Actions

It is a great way to build imagination and it is a good time. Have your child choose a number that is smaller than the current age at bedtime. Next, tell your child about an interesting thing that happened at that age.

Go Small With Big Changes

What’s the difference between a sippy cup and a bottle? From crib to bed? These transitions should go quickly and smoothly, but it can be too overwhelming for your child. Play with the cup or read in the bed together. After they are comfortable with the new sensory experiences, it’s time to make the switch official.

Help Your Baby Fall Asleep On Their Own

At the beginning of your bedtime routine, feed them. After bathing, cuddling, and reading, let them go to bed. They will need you to rock or feed them to sleep.

Don’t Become the Butler And Establish Chores

You don’t have to be popular at your job. You may not be liked by your children at the moment. They will always be grateful to you for setting clear expectations. It’s also important to stick to your rules, and make sure they’re fair for you and your children

Establish Chores With Your Kids

Children are wired for competence. You can get your children to hang their jackets in the closet and put their dirty clothes in the hamper from an early age.

Your children can help you empty the trash cans, set up the table, clean up after your kids, and put away their toys. Because you trust your children to complete the task, helping with household chores builds self-esteem.

Own Your Mistakes

You should apologize if you make a mistake with your child or your partner. It will help your children learn that mistakes are acceptable as long as you admit them and apologize. 

Anger makes it less likely that you will respond in a positive way to your child. It doesn’t mean you have to respond immediately. You can take a break to help you think through things and settle down. 

Always Be Prepared In Parenting For New Mom

Always have at least one change for every child before you leave the house. You can also stock up on rehydration drinks like Pedialyte or Gatorade so that you don’t have the need to rush to the store when your child is vomiting.

Regarding digital memories, it is not a good idea to lose your digital memories. You should invest in a backup drive or cloud service.

Make Things Fun

It’s easy to be too serious in life. Your kids will love to see you make fun of yourself and chase you around the house shouting, “I’m going to get you!”

Every opportunity is a chance to experiment with numbers, sizes, shapes. As you place the apples and oranges in the grocery bag, count them. Ask your child which cereal box has the highest height. Point out the circle and rectangle in the window.

Lori Pace
Lori Pace

Lori Pace is a single mother of three daughters ages 7 and under. As a working mom from home, she balances kids, work and two crazy dogs with humor and love. Follow Lori as she honestly gives tips and advice based on her own experiences as a single mom!