>I joined SocialMoms, Formerly known as TwitterMoms. It is an awesome community for bloggers. If you are not yet a member I would suggest you join.
Something new that they have there is blogging prompts. It is a topic another blogger suggests as something for other bloggers to blog about. I thought it would be fun. You can also participate too.
So todays daily writing prompt was submitted by Anastasia Borisyuk. The topic being:
What two pieces of important advice would you share with first time or soon-to-be parents?
As some may know, I have two daughters and live in a 2 bedroom apartment. I had a baby shower when I was pregnant with Samantha. My husband went totally trigger happy at Babys R Us. Luckily they link the account online and you can edit it as much as you would like. But gosh baby things are expensive and they come out with things and make you feel like you need it when really you don't.
My first piece of advice to soon to be parents would be - You do not need everything -
Consider the things you really do need. Then consider the amunt of space you have. Also try to find convertible items which you will get more use out of. Such as Convertible Cribs and Convertible Toys. Try to buy things that are going to last longer.
Once my daughter Samantha was born, she didn't come with a handbook. Sure we had that book "What to Expect When Expecting" but it did not have all the answers. A week after coming home her poop was really soft and diarrhea. Both my husband and I were a little worried. Especially being that dehydration is one of the top killers of infants. So we worried and worried then came to this great realization. We have health insurance, call the doctor.
My second piece of advice to soon to be parents would be - don't be afraid of the doctor -
You pay for health insurance. Or pay for the doctors, whatever it may be. Do not be afraid of the doctor. Even when you are pregnant. If you feel like something is weird. Do not be afraid to bring it to the doctors attention. This is their job and that is what they get paid for. That is what you are paying for.
Good luck to all the soon to be parents and good luck to all the parents out there. It is not easy. But it is all worth it!
* All the opionions in this post are mine, I was not compensated in any way for this post.