Baby Dove survival techniques

6 survival tips for new moms and dads

  • 1
    Charlie, dad of two.

    “There is a lot of guidance out there on ‘how to parent’, but I think it’s ultimately what works for you and the kids – as long as they’re safe and healthy, it shouldn’t matter what others think” 

  • 2
    Sally, mom of two.

    “If all else fails, I have a good cry. It’s not a sign of weakness or that I’m not coping. Being a mom can be tough sometimes and it helps me to have a bit of a release and move on” 

  • 3
    Andy, dad of one.

    “It’s natural to sometimes feel alone as parents, so try to support each other. Each night, we share our moments of the day, learning from them to make things better next time”

  • 4
    Garen, dad of two.

    “If you're going through a hard time with your baby – whether it’s feeding problems, colic, sleepless nights – try to remember it’s just a phase, and you’re there to help them through it with as much patience and understanding as you can muster!”

  • 5
    Chris, dad of one.

    “Newborn babies sleep a lot – but are also constantly waking up. There’s a good chance they’re hungry, but if it’s not that and they’re still struggling to sleep, try white noise. It’s remarkably soothing, for the baby and the parents!”

  • 6
    Carolyn, mom of three.

    “After a day home alone with my baby, bathtime can sometimes feel like a big hurdle. To help me deal with it, I put on my favourite song – really loudly – and jump around the house. It gives me an energy boost and makes me smile”