When you were pregnant, you probably had an idea of what coping with a baby would be like – but the reality is often very different. As little as they are, babies are demanding and when you throw in the pressure to be the perfect mom, exhaustion and the overwhelming array of advice out there … well, you’ve got one stressed out mom.
We understand that becoming a new mom isn’t always easy. No mom is perfect and at some point, you’ll probably feel like you’re about to lose it. As time goes on, though, you’ll start to trust those powerful parenting instincts and the stress levels will go down.
Until that time comes, we asked some real moms for their tips on coping with the anxiety of those early days.