One of the oldest pieces of parental guidance – and one of the best – is never to waste an opportunity for rest. Sleep deprivation can be hard, so nap when your baby does. Forget housework, silence your phone and close your eyes. The baby will wake you when he or she is ready.
7. Plan your financial future
A new baby puts things into perspective – and this often provides parents with an opportunity to review and revise any financial plans. After all, you now have a dependent. It makes sense to have a life insurance policy in place, as well as to think further down the line and consider making a will and pension provision. This can help you look forward to the years ahead without extra worries.
8. Enjoy it
This is an amazing time. Enjoy the cuddles, take pictures, don’t try to rush ahead. Babies grow up fast.
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