Becoming a new parent is undeniably daunting. But one thing you won’t be short of during your pregnancy is advice.
Always well-intentioned, but not always well-delivered, people can’t help but share a plethora of dos and don’ts – based on their own experiences, old wives’ tales, things they’ve read etc.
While a lot of it will probably prove helpful, it can feel a little overwhelming, to say the least.
And, more importantly, every baby is different – and so too is every parent – so just because so-and-so found Mam bottles or Sleepyheads a lifesaver doesn’t mean you will.
A lot of advice can feel a little subjective, and what you really need in those early months is practical tips that are guaranteed to make your life as a new parent easier.
There are some great parenting hacks out there, but for some reason they never seem to appear in parenting books and existing parents often forget to share them because they can seem almost too obvious to them.
So, we’ve done the hard work for you, and rounded up 8 parenting hacks (plus a bonus one) that really will change your life as a parent…