babyFirst-time moms are pretty awesome! I say this as a first-time mom myself. There's nothing wrong with patting yourself in the back for creating a perfect little human. But even the most experienced people make mistakes. There are certain rookie errors we all make that could be easily avoided. Find out what they're so you can skip to "expert" level. 

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Not taking a break 1

Not taking a break

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Women are pretty amazing. We can multi-task and take care of business at home and in the office like the best of them, but every now and then it leaves our energy tank low. Take a break! It'll make for more quality time with your baby in the future. 

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Feeding child solids too soon 2

Feeding child solids too soon

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The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends introducing solids to babies at 6 months. This is because your baby's stomach is finally developed enough to digest complex fibers and nutrients. 

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Getting down on your body 3

Getting down on your body

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Right after giving birth, you're swollen, tired and at a state of "what the hell just happened to my body." Your body just gave birth to a little human! Trust me, your body will slowly start to feel like yours again. 

Spending too much on clothes 4

Spending too much on clothes

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Yes, sometimes all of those cute babies clothes will be a waste of money! I ended up over-buying and my baby only wore half of the clothes until out-growing them. Be frugal. 

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Thinking your baby will love his caretaker more 5

Thinking your baby will love his caretaker more

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As a working mom, I struggled with this one too. You worry that your baby will start to love his caretaker more, but in all reality a baby will recognize his mom's specific scent within days of being born. No one will compare to you, mami! 

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Ignoring depression 6

Ignoring depression

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If you're feeling down often, don't ignore your emotions. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 11 to 20% of women who give birth each year have postpartum depression symptoms. Seek help. 

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Spending too much on first birthday 7

Spending too much on first birthday

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It's your baby's first birthday and you want to go all out. Be mindful of your budget! Going into debt for your child won't benefit your family in the future. 

Comparing your baby to others 8

Comparing your baby to others

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Each child develops at his or her own pace. Don't compare your child's progress to someone else's. It'll causes worry and isn't a healthy dyanmic to start so early on. 

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Freaking out over every scratch and bump 9

Freaking out over every scratch and bump

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Spoiler alert: Your baby will get scratched, bump his head and get sick. It happens! Try not to freak out about it because it'll make your baby just as anxious without you even knowing it. 

Being a paparazzi mom 10

Being a paparazzi mom

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I get it. We want to take out our phones and snap every adorable moment, but it's also important to experience these memories without staring behind a phone screen. Be present and put away the paparazzi mom every now and then.