Best Advice for New Parents

My great-grandmother always said “babies need air” – meaning that they should go outside every day.

I’m not sure if there is any science behind this (she also told me that I’d get kidney stones from sitting on cold pavement) but when I did have a baby, I made a point of going outside every day even if it was just a walk around the block or sitting in on the porch. I think this little custom helped me more than either of my kids because it gave me a bit of purpose in the haze of 24/7 newborn living, but I do feel like it helped set their little internal clocks, so I think she was on to something.

It’s a piece of advice I impart (if asked) to other new parents as well, but I wanted to know what you guys would tell a new parent (first-time in particular). I was blown away by all the great advice! Nothing will fit you to a tee, but I love the sentiment in all of them.

Let me know what else you would add, and feel free to pass it along to anyone who would find it helpful!

LOVE these tips! 24 incredible pieces of advice for first-time moms (and dads) when bringing home a newborn.

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