Every parent has a vast amount of questions and doubts when they first bring that precious bundle of joy home. We all go through it, it's totally normal. Do you know what, though? If your baby is fed, clean and safe, you are doing great. Doesn't matter how you do it; doesn't matter if their socks don't match, or they favour sleeping back to front in a cardboard box under a leopard print towel, so long as they, and you, are happy. Here are my top ten baby priorities and some of the misconceptions that actually don't matter a jot. The pictures are grainy because they are nearly ten years old. Thank goodness for better quality cameras these days!
|Important: Baby is warm|
Not Important: Baby is dressed in the latest fashions from Milan
|Important: Baby is happy.|
Not Important: Baby is presentable, quiet and serene.
Important: Baby is sleeping.
Not Important: It's nighttime.
Important: Baby is comfortable.
Not Important: Baby is in expensive, ergonomically designed sleep space.
Important: Baby is fed.
Not Important: Baby is fed from Gucci bottles, endorsed by Kanye West.
Important: Your amazing maternal instinct.
Not Important: Other people's opinions.
Important: Changing Baby's nappy.
Not Important: Changing Baby's nappy after every fart.
Important: Weaning Baby when it feels right.
Not Important: Being first to wean and instagramming a photo of Baby eating a Twix to prove it.
Important: Taking photos of your baby.
Not Important: Hiring a Hollywood film crew to document every sneeze, poo and windy smile.
Important: Enjoying every moment with Baby.
Not Important: Wasting time worrying if you are doing it right.
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