The truth is becoming a mom can be pretty terrifying. There are plenty things moms are worried about. Even though motherhood seems like god blessing experience, it definitely brings some sleepless hours when you need to go through all dangerous things that might happen to your little one. But be sure there are at least few solutions for every problem.
Freaking out over baby’s sleeping dangers, like SIDS, breathing issues, choking while sleeping, maybe even somehow rolling over during sleep, is totally normal for new moms, so do not think you are being paranoid. You should keep in mind that Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) is quite rare and there are ways to significantly reduce baby’s risk, including putting baby to sleep on his or her back, sharing a room with baby, keeping baby's room cool, and keeping pillows, stuffed animals, bumpers and thick blankets out of his crib.
Are you terrified that the nipple on baby’s pacifier will come off while he is sucking on it and that he might choke? If you want to feel better, you should know there are ton of babies who safely use pacifiers every day and do not choke. Always stick to pacifiers made by reputable companies, look for pacifiers made from one solid piece that cannot break apart in baby's mouth. These simple check should help you sleep calmly at night.
Day care is a great way to allow yourself work or just have some free time for yourself. But it also brings some fears to. If your little one is in day care, he is sure to suffer some bumps and bruises. That is why a reputable day care is full of staffers who are trained for medical emergencies. Worried if yours have those? Just be sure ask. It is also important to stay in constant communication with the staff so you know exactly what is going on during the baby’s day.
Falling down the stairs
You can easily prevent tripping and falling accidents around your house by doing some babyproofing. If your stairs have wall-to-wall carpeting, double-check and make sure it is not loose and does not have any holes or snags where a toe or foot could get stuck. If they are not carpeted, consider installing some gripping pads for traction. Be sure to keep any objects away from the steps so no one risks tripping. And encourage everyone to take his or her time going up and down the stairs when carrying baby, few saved seconds will not change anything.
Scared that you might be not able to nurse? Yeah, sure, many women complain about breastfeeding, says how hard it is. However, it is actually pretty rare for a woman to be physically unable to breastfeed. But we need to be honest, getting it right can be tricky. That is why it is a great idea to request that a lactation consultant visit you in the hospital after delivery to help you and baby learn before you face any problems. The earlier, the better.
Everything is not ready
Worrying that you will not have everything done before the baby comes is truly normal. It might feel like the nursery is not done yet and I like the house is not ready either. Al you need to do is to do the things you do need first. Get a safe car seat and install it. Pick out a bassinet or crib. Get some clothes and receiving blankets and stock up on diapers and wipes. Also, remind yourself that everything else is just not worth stressing about!
Delivering in the car
There is honestly no need to be terrified about not getting to the hospital in time, just because you have a pretty long drive to it. Of course, 45 minutes may seems like a long time, but know that the average period of active labor lasts for about eight hours, so it is unlikely that you will give birth in your car. The chances are actually really small. If you want to be extra-prepared, make sure you discuss about it with your doctor. Ask him about the signs of real labor so that you will know when to go. And do not forget to have your hospital bag ready and your gas tank filled so there would be no need to make any stops on the way.
So here you go – the biggest fears. When you have the solution, they are not that scary anymore, aren’t they? Make sure to follow those and you will have that no-worry-sleep at night.