Not taking a break 1
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.
Feeding child solids too soon 2
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.
Getting down on your body 3
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.
Thinking your baby will love his caretaker more 5
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!
Ignoring depression 6
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.
Spending too much on first birthday 7
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
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.
Freaking out over every scratch and bump 9
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.