The first year of baby’s life is a precious, fun and difficult period for the parents. Babies in their 1st year of life are growing up in no time, and that’s a good and unhappy thing at the same time. The sad factor is that once they finish this year and become toddlers, you’ll miss that cute creature and you will feel regret for several things you didn’t do to your baby in his 1st year.

You know that taking note of other people’s expertise helps us to find out the lessons instead of reading a book. So, I asked many women regarding the things they regret NOT doing to their youngsters in their 1st year.

My own opinion:

But before we see the women experiences, I’ll share with you my opinion regarding this topic:

I trust of these ladies, however, I really like to feature something in addition.

Let’s all read their answers to induce the lessons:

14 things you’ll regret not doing to your baby in his first year

1.  Just cuddling them:

This was the answer to a woman.

My own comment: I do know that nearly all the mums kissing, hugging and cuddling their children within the completely different stages of their lives. But, once your baby grows up and becomes a young boy or lady. You’ll wish you’ll be able to return the time back to their 1st year. You’ll wish you’ll be able to live these moments once more when you were spending hours holding your baby whereas studying his/her peaceful face, watching him breathing and curious what he’s dreaming about.

I know that the time can never return to the past and that I know that each stage of your kids’ life is precious.

But, if you’re a mom to a new baby, ensure to relish each moment together with your toddler. If you’re suffering from postpartum depression, fight it by simply cuddling your toddler and smelling his hands. Believe me, it’s HEAVEN !!

2. Working fewer hours:

One woman regrets: ( working long hours and not being there).

This was a similar opinion of another woman, she said : (I regret going back to work early. Nothing sort of a mother’s love).

3. Getting them into a decent sleep routine:

One mother said ( extremely prioritizing getting them into a decent sleep routine, particularly self-settling. I’m paying for it years later!).

Another mother replied to her (yup, me too. Then took twenty-two months for her to finally sleep through the night).

4. Taking them to playgrounds:

A lady said: ( taking my 1st to playgrounds to watch older youngsters play! My second is getting such a lot of benefit and happiness being around several older, very entertaining children! ).

5. Taking enough family photos:

One of the women regrets: ( not taking enough family photos altogether).

A lady replied to her ( this can be true. plenty of ladies feel self-conscious with their post-baby body and stake o avoid photos however honestly once you look back, it’s far more necessary to see you holding your baby and enjoying time along than having a perfect figure!)

6. Printing photographs and putting them up or in a photo album:

A lady said: ( actually printing photographs and putting them up or in a photo album. Not professional ones however the fun ones! we have a tendency to live such a lot online we don’t print photographs and have hard copy photo albums.

My eldest taught us this lesson once she started asking where all here photos are. we promptly printed a stack of photos and purchased an album, therefore, we are able to flick through them together and not sit on the computer).

7. ensuring to line up icloud properly:

A lady shared her unhappy experience: (Not making sure -I was sure but I was wrong- my icloud was set up properly. I lost everything from first eighteen months!)

A lady replied to her with a similar sad experience : ( I’m really devastated about it. I believed it absolutely was set up properly and ended up disabling my iPhone. I believed I might be ok with data recovery but nobody can get it. I’ve been in Apple bawling my eyes out and on the phone to such a lot of data recovery firms bawling like a baby.

I was extremely the sole one with photos and videos of her as we live far from family. it’s thus heartbreaking. I’m due with my second baby currently and that I have nothing to show my girl of when she was a bub. it’s so awful!

Another woman shared her similar experience : ( I’ve had the same experience once my phone died. I’m a foster carer {and so|then|so|and then} keeping track of the growth of the small bubs we have is so incredibly necessary. I used to be a mess, in tears and panic once my phone went psycho and simply randomly lost all of the photos. I didn’t have the icloud or something and that I was consumed with guilt over losing such precious reminiscences for the little one we had at the time. I had to go back to search out every email I’d ever sent with a photograph and save it again!

And contact anyone I believed might have texted to ask them to resend footage back to me so I could save them again!).

8. a print with his hands and feet:

A lady said: ( I forever regret not creating a print with his hands and feet).

9. Taking a journal:

One of the women regrets not taking a journal. She said ( taking a journal. you think that you may always remember after they got their first tooth or started walking, but you will!).

Many ladies agreed along with her point, and here were the replies:

– ( I regret this too).

– ( same here, I forgot).

– ( I started then it fill by the ways in which the months went by! I actually wish I had written down precisely when he got teeth or said his first word. you’re right, at the time it’s so precious you think that you may always remember something so immense, but you do!)

– ( generally, just posting a photograph on your Insta and writing a caption regarding what you probably did that day or what they started doing is nice enough. then backing up your Instagram account).

10. reading to them daily:

A lady said ( reading to them daily, thus books were a part of life/ routine from a really young age. It’s never too early to begin but very hard to encourage more on if there’s no habit- significantly once they are surrounded by such a lot technology-. My boys are twelve currently and that I really regret not having done this.

11. Not paying attention to other people’s recommendation and going against what you feel:

One of the women said ( I regret paying attention to other people’s advice and going against what I felt was right. It took me till she was around one to inform people to keep opinions to themselves and feel assured in my very own choices as their mother).

Another woman said ( yea, I regret paying attention to everyone else opinion and simply take every day as they come. My children are grown up currently and that I wish I might turn back time).

12. Being more adventurous with what they eat:

A lady said: ( I regret not being more swaggering with what she ate. She’s currently eight years old and still the worst eater ever. Not sure it’d have made a large difference, but maybe it would).

13. join a mum and baby exercise classes

This was the solution of one woman.

14. speaking your native language with them

One woman said ( not speaking my native language with them. Started once they were older).


According to these ladies experiences, If your baby is under one or if you’re pregnant or planning for pregnancy, make sure to form these items in order that you’ll not regret:

Cuddle your baby the maximum amount as you can.
Work fewer hours ( if possible).
Get your baby into a decent sleeping routine.
Take him to playgrounds to observe older children.
Take enough family photos
Print the photographs ( the fun ones) and keep them in a photo album.
Make sure to set up icloud properly in order that you’ll recover your photos if the phone disabled or lost.
Make a print with baby’s hand or feet.
Write down each stage of your baby’s development.
Read to him daily.
Listen to your instincts.
Be more adventurous with what your baby eats.
Join a mum and baby exercise classes.
Speak your native language along with your children.

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