There are books and resources.
There is advice from other's experiences.
There are other moms to bounce ideas off of.
No matter how many resources we have available to us, we continually come across scenarios in parenting that make us think... 'WHAT THE %$*& DO I DO!?!?'
When confronted with a situation you are unsure of, you try plan A, then plan B, and so on until you find out what works best for you and your baby. Trial and error seem to be the general rule of thumb, and that’s ok. What works for one person doesn’t always work for all.
Below is our list of Plan A Solutions for some common scenarios early parenthood brings.
What to do if your baby is fussy?
First, factor out the obvious reasons. Rule out a diaper change, and if he or she is hungry.
Perhaps all your little one needs is a change of scenery. Just like adults, no one wants to sit in the same position for too long. An adult would get up, walk around, maybe do a stretch. Your baby is obviously unable to do most of those things and their only way to vocalize their discomfort is to cry and fuss.
Pick up your baby and take a seat in that...Read more