Every single mother on this earth knows that nothing compares to the unconditional love that you give to your child. You know as soon as you hold them that you would do anything for your baby, your child. Although it may not be the hardest thing to now when they’re young, letting go at an early stage is necessary for a healthy relationship. I’m not saying to detach yourself, just don’t be too overprotective of them.
Whether you have a little girl or boy – perhaps you have both – they will want to play and have fun. Remember that your little one is new to this world, and he/she will want to learn as much as possible (for now anyway). As a baby or toddler, your infant will want and need to explore their body and environment, so let them have some time to themselves to do this.
But do not stop spending valuable quality time with your child, spend all the time you can with them – they’re not that cute forever! Take them for walks, treat them to sweets and stay and watch their favourite TV shows with them, but when your little one crawls along the carpet with his tiny hands and feet, don’t follow him. Let him play with his building blocks and enjoy some alone time away from mummy.
So love and cherish your baby girl or baby boy. Love them as you will and help them grow into their own person. Don’t be the parents who want to be there for his first date, but equally don’t be the ones who don’t show up to any of her school plays. Babies and toddlers are very forgiving of such mistake, so you have some time to learn. Just be the parents your child will love and thank for your help and kindness.