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Whether you have had children before, or this is your first baby, you need to be as prepared as possible for what lies in store. The truth is that there are a lot of things you can’t predict, but there are also a lot of things that you can, because they are going to happen to more or less every new parent. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of those rites of passage, and discuss what you can do to ensure that you are approaching it in the right way.

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Teething

 

This is something that you are going to find with any baby when they start to grow teeth. Although it’s not the biggest problem in the world, it’s something that you are probably going to want to be aware of, so you know how best to approach it. Teething can start to happen when children are between six or ten months, although it can be as late as one year in some cases. Whenever it happens, there are plenty of teething pain relief options you can consider, so try not to stress about it if you can.

 

Rashes

 

A lot of babies develop rashes, and it can happen for all sorts of reasons – which is part of why it’s hard to know what to do about them. A rash can be something quite serious, but more often it is not – it’s much more likely to be a simple change in the skin or a response to a piece of clothing, the sun, or some food. In any case, you will want to make sure that you pay close attention just in case the rash gets worse or becomes more worrying. All in all, however, it’s something that is going to happen for most babies, so be prepared for it.

 

Birth Injuries

 

Few births go without any issue whatsoever, but even so birth injuries are not all that likely to happen. However, if your baby does go through an injury when you are giving birth, then this is something that you are going to need to be aware of. It might be that they need some extra care as a result, or it could be that there is nothing that needs to be done in particular. Either way, it’s definitely good to know, so that you can ensure you are going to keep your baby in a good place.

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Sleeplessness

 

If there is one rite of passage which is most common above all, it is probably this one. Your baby is often going to have trouble sleeping. That is just part of what happens for a baby. Because of that, it’s a really good idea to make sure that you have a plan in place. In one sense, however, this is just one of those things that you will learn along the way. In general, however, it’s something that you can prepare for too.

 

Those are just some of the main things that you should look out for with your new baby.

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Kori

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Kori is a late diagnosed autistic/ADHD mom. She is currently located in Albany, NY where she is raising a neurodiverse family. Her older daughter is non-speaking autistic (and also has ADHD and Anxiety) and her youngest daughter is HSP/Gifted. A blogger, podcaster, writer, product creator, and coach; Kori shares autism family life- the highs, lows, messy, and real. Kori brings her own life experiences as an autistic woman combined with her adventures in momming to bring you the day-to-day of her life at home. Kori is on a mission to empower moms of autistic children to make informed parenting decisions with confidence and conviction.

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