Every mother will tell you that her children are the most precious human beings in this world. Personally having my girls is the best thing that ever happened to me. The 9 months of pregnancy, giving birth and holding your baby, your baby is the most wonderul thing a woman will ever experience.Its love at first sight From the first time you lay eyes on this baby you have so much love of this little person whom you’ve just met. Its simply amazing!
Prengancy and giving birth was the easy part…. now comes the hard part. Unfortunately babies dont come with a manual (wouldnt it be great if they did?…i think that a great business idea! dont you? hold on, there is only one problem we dont understand them much…all they do is cry, cry and CRY!!!!)
Where i come from, it is very rare to hear a baby on a routine because thats just insane. A baby is a baby and this is how a cry would be percieved.
Once a baby cries its cause its hungry, so we feed them. And if they still cry after the feed you get the “oh they want to burp“, and if they are still crying then “its because they are still hungry, feed her again” and on and on it goes… I remember when i first told members of my family that i taught my eldest to sleep i kept hearing “you taught her to do what? sleep? are you insane? you must be! we all know babies sleep when they are tired….YEAH RIGHT!”
However, i might not have found a baby manual but i found something that helps us understand them.
Drum roll pls…..Ladies and gentlemen i present to you
The baby whisperer solves all your problems by Tracy Hogg is a book that every mother should have. It really explains all about babies and stresses the importance of a structured routine. Every baby should be on a routine as it will enable you to understand thier needs.
I bought this book as i was at my wits end with my eldest daughter then 6 months. She would wake up a number of time to breastfeed and i couldnt take it anymore. I needed her to sleep so badly and sleep through the night!! By following the steps and learning to read her cues i came to understand what she was telling me and eventually got her to sleep through the night. AHHHH…..how lovely!
They also have a forum where you ask questions and see that feel better knowing that you are not the only one going through this.