3 Ways Babywise Can Give You Confidence As A New Mama
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As a new mama, things aren’t always as we imagined they would be.
I don’t know about you, but I thought I would have this magical intuition about what my baby wanted and needed. Guess what? No such luck.
I knew I loved my baby and wanted to care for him, but I was overwhelmed and at a loss when it came to knowing what he needed and when.
This is why Babywise was so helpful to me and gave me the confidence I needed as a new mama.
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1) It Gives You A Guide
Essentially, Babywise advocates for getting your baby into an eat, wake, sleep routine starting around 2 weeks of age. Because of this routine, it helped me tremendously as far as knowing what my baby needed and when.
Depending on the time of the day and where in the EWS (eat, wake, sleep) cycle we were in, I could much better figure out what he needed. If it was near nap time, I knew he was fussy because he likely needed to sleep. If it was near feeding time, then he most probably needed feeding.
It took a lot of the guesswork out of things and meant I could preempt his needs before they even arose.
2) You Know Their Needs Are Met
Because Babywise gave me a guide it also gave me the confidence that my baby’s needs were being met. If we had been through the EWS cycle and he was still fussy, I knew something else had to be at play.
It could be gas, overstimulation, etc, but I knew that his tummy was full and that he was well-rested. A well-fed baby lends itself to a well-rested baby and vice versa.
3) You Can Think Straight
For many parents, the big drawcard to using Babywise is the claims it makes about helping babies sleep through the night. Understandably so, because who loves to be sleep deprived?
Now, Babywise never advocates leaving babies to be hungry or neglected. However, the routine they encourage, as well as the healthy sleep habits do tend to mean that babies learn to sleep through the night sooner.
For me, this helped my confidence as a mother tremendously. I don’t think straight when I’m not getting much sleep. I also struggle if I don’t get a break from the day now and then.
I’m not into motherhood martyrs who believe that you sacrifice every inch of yourself for your children. Simple logic shows that if you do that you have nothing left to give them.
There are so many benefits to using Babywise and I’ve only touched on a few of them today, but I hope that they have encouraged you in some way or another. Tell me, have you used Babywise? If so, what benefits did you glean from it?
Until next time!
Today the ladies of the Babywise Friendly Blogging Network are all sharing their experiences with Babywise and how it impacted their motherhood. You can check out their posts below:
- Val – How On Becoming Babywise Saved My Motherhood (Chronicles of a Babywise Mom)
- Carrie – How Babywise Gave Me Freedom In Motherhood (Wiley Adventures)
- Emily – How Babywise Helps Me Have A Life Outside of Motherhood (The Journey of Parenthood)
- Kim – How Babywise Confirmed My Parenting Instincts (Team Cartwright)
- Katrina – How Babywise Makes Me A Better Mom (Mama’s Organized Chaos)
- Caitlin – Things All Babywise Moms Know To Be True (Twin Mom and More)
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Hi! I’m Christine. I am a former registered nurse, turned stay-at-home mom, turned work-at-home mom!
Motherhood has always been my passion and blogging has only added to that and given me a creative outlet to share about the things I love.
As my blog has grown, my desire to share the knowledge of what makes my life less stressful, simplified, and more fulfilled has become one of my driving forces.
I have a heart for mothers that feel as though they are just existing from day to day and are longing for more. You can find out more about me and my family over on my ‘About Me‘ page.
As well as the abundance of posts you’ll find on my blog, you can also find me over at Today Parenting.