Listen To Advice, But Use Your Own Intuition Most Times
As a new parent, you sometimes feel like you never know enough to be able to provide the most effective parental care for your baby. Parental help can be easily accessed from consultants, clinics, pediatricians, experienced parents, friends, colleagues, and church members.
The advent of the internet has further increased the number of places you can run to whenever you need parental advice. There are several books and articles dedicated to successful parenting to help new parents like you make the best of your new task. Much as you need to listen to advice, it is important that you pay attention to your own instincts at all times. Your instincts may not be right all the time, but chances are that they will be right most of the time.
The bond that developed between you and your baby for the nine months you carried him helps you understand his needs at all times. The best way to care for your baby is to strike a balance between professional advice and your natural parental instincts.
There are times you get some very sound advice from people whose opinions you have great regards for, but deep down within you, something keeps telling you not to follow that advice as it may not be in the best interest of your baby.
When you keep getting such recurring thoughts, don’t ignore them. Much as it may not seem like the best choice to make, leaving the advice of professionals and some very experienced parents to go with your instincts, most times, following your instincts turn out to be a step in the right direction after all. As a parent, no one understand your baby more than you, which puts you in the best position to provide the best solution at all times.