34 Tips for First-Time Moms





As a postpartum doula based in Orange County, California, Terese believes caring for new parents shouldn’t stop when they leave the hospital. Lean into her professional expertise, personal experience, and gentle guidance to feed your mind, body, and soul with the empathy and wisdom you’re worthy of to navigate this path with ease.

Being a new mom is no joke, but sometimes, a little humor can go a long way in getting through tough times. So, without further ado, here are 50 (slightly sarcastic) tips for new moms:

  1. Always wear a nursing bra, even if you’re just going to the grocery store. It’s like a secret mom badge of honor.
  2. Stock up on dark circles concealer. You’ll need it.
  3. Always carry a spare pacifier. Trust me.
  4. Invest in a good pair of stretchy pants. You’ll be living in them for the next few months.
  5. Keep chocolate in the house at all times. You’ll need it for those 3 am feedings.
  6. Learn to love the sound of a crying baby. It’s going to be your new alarm clock.
  7. Buy a baby carrier. Your arms will thank you.
  8. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Your friends and family want to be there for you.
  9. Invest in a good pair of noise-cancelling headphones. You’ll need them for the inevitable crying jags.
  10. Remember to shower. Even if it’s just for 5 minutes. It’s important to take care of yourself.
  11. Keep your sense of humor. This is a wild ride, and you’re going to need it.
  12. Accept that your house will never be clean again. Embrace the chaos.
  13. Learn to function on very little sleep. You’ll be amazed at what you can accomplish.
  14. Don’t compare yourself to other moms. We all have our own unique journey.
  15. Remember to take time for yourself. Even if it’s just 10 minutes of peace and quiet.
  16. Don’t be afraid to ask for a break. You deserve it.
  17. Keep a baby book. It’s fun to look back on all the milestones.
  18. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. We all do it.
  19. Remember to appreciate the little things. They add up to make the big things.
  20. Remember that your baby is not a possession, they are a person.
  21. Learn the art of one-handed multitasking. You’ll be a pro in no time.
  22. Always have a spare change of clothes for yourself and the baby. Spit-up happens.
  23. Don’t be afraid to put your baby down for a nap. They need it and so do you.
  24. Keep a camera handy. You’ll want to capture all the milestones.
  25. Don’t be afraid to ask for advice. Everyone has their own parenting style.
  26. Remember that every baby is different. Don’t compare your baby to others.
  27. Learn to love the smell of baby poop. It’s a rite of passage.
  28. Keep a stash of snacks in your diaper bag. You’ll need them.
  29. Don’t be afraid to cry. It’s a sign of strength.
  30. Remember that this is just a phase. It will pass.
  31. Learn to love the sound of a crying baby. It’s music to your ears.
  32. Remember that you’re doing the best you can. That’s all anyone can ask.
  33. Keep a sense of humor. It’s the best medicine.
  34. Learn to love the smell of baby spit-up. It’s a sign of love.

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