Happiness comes in all shapes and sizes.
But this bundle of joy just keeps getting bigger.
Take some time just for you and your child.
Everything else will grow from this relationship.
You have just had a baby and your whole life has changed considerably overnight - everything is new: for you, it's being a parent; for your infant, it's the whole world.
Apart from suffering from lack of sleep and having no time to yourself anymore, you are also constantly worrying about your baby’s development and whether he or she is on track and growing healthily.
To help you feel a bit more at ease, let’s take a look at the average baby’s first years' milestones. Just remember that every baby is different, and this is just a general guideline.
Watching your baby grow and develop is an amazing parenthood experience! Before you know it your bundle of joy will be walking and talking, so try to relax and enjoy every special moment while you can.
The First Year (0-12 Months)
Start activating your senses and enjoy your baby: feel your baby’s skin on yours, take in its newborn smell, listen to the soft coo noises and kiss away a salty teardrop. Embrace the first year, because before you know it your tiny baby has lost his newborn-look and is on his way to taking his first steps.
The Toddler Years (12-36 Months)
Most major milestones take place while your child is still just a baby – during his or her first twelve months. However, the time in between infancy and childhood is still a very important period. The toddler stage sees a child learn and grow in many different ways, and even though terms like terrible twos and potty training is enough to make you break out in a sweat, watching your baby grow into a little person is a truly wonderful experience.