There are a lot of things that come with the territory of being a mom. A lot of us struggle with sleep deprivation, body image, feeling like we know what we are doing with feeding or a diaper. And it takes a while to find that groove where you can at least fake like you know what you are doing.
Babies come with new responsibilities. If you have never held a child before or changed a diaper, new parenthood can come as even more of a shock. Relying on people around to who help you feel like you’re not losing who you were, before you were mom, can do wonders for your mental health. Taking care of that side of your needs is important too. That’s why being able to go out and see friends, even if you have to take your child with you, is a positive thing.
That’s the good thing about babies — they’re relatively travel-friendly. As long as you have your diaper bag with a change of clothes, diapers, wipes, a small changing mat and formula (or your breasts if that’s how you’re feeding!), you’re good to go.
It can be hard to understand or wrap your head around a life with babies if you don’t have children. The daily dealings with poop and changing diapers and just the whole parenting thing becoming second nature is weird. One woman found herself shocked by a friend of hers who was a mom to a young toddler.