Although parenthood is one of the best things in the world, it can get quite stressful at times. This is particularly true for first-time parents. With so many new things to get the hang of, so many different - and often contradictory - pieces of information, and an endless list of "helpful" advice, becoming a first-time parent can get quite confusing.
To be fair, new mums seem to have it the roughest during the first few years of mum life. Getting ready for feeding time, trying to fall asleep when your baby sleeps, being constantly covered in stains of suspicious origin and - for some reason - not being able to shake off that baby spit-up smell are just some of the wonderful things you get to look forward to.
On top of that, the first time your baby does anything, you'll most likely run to the internet to see if that's normal or is it a cause for concern.
You'll often hear people say that the second child is easier to manage - of course it is! The second time around you'll be well-prepared for anything your newborn throws your way - both literally and figuratively.
Luckily, we're living in the age of technology where any type of information is easily findable and accessible. Nowadays, first-time mums have plenty of tools at their disposal that will help them not only explore other people's experiences but share their own. And while this certainly is a true blessing to have, many new mums quickly find themselves feeling overwhelmed with all the screenshots, saved articles and pictures, old messages and baby pictures.
Likelier than not you come across at least one piece of information you didn't really need at the time, but you save it "just in case". And now, when that "just in case" is knocking at your door, you simply can't seem to find the information you know you saved somewhere.
Now, instead of trying to organize all of these things on your own - let's face it, you probably don't have the time nor the will to do so, you can easily rely on modern technology to help you out.
Nowadays, any new mum can easily rely on a handy app Mumli that takes all the mess of information you have saved on your phone and untangles it for you. This way you can quickly and easily find anything you might be looking for. On top of that, this app allows you to share everything you've managed to gather with your other mum-friends.
Having such a useful tool at your disposal will significantly reduce - if not eliminate - the stressfulness of finding various pieces of advice or solutions, other than the one you're looking for. As you probably already had the chance to experience, asking anything on platforms such as Facebook, for instance, is neither time-efficient nor - in most cases - fruitful.
Since being a first-time parent is already as confusing as it is, having others making it even more so is probably the last thing you want to open yourself up to.
Remember, in order to ensure that you are the best parent for your child, you need to find your own tempo. No one can tell or teach you how to parent your child, as none of them had the opportunity to do so.
Therefore, make sure that - no matter what - you and your baby do you. Find your own pace at which both you and your baby are comfortable enjoying your new life journey together. Share your experiences with other mums and welcome their feedback, but make sure you're using the right tools that will only make things easier.