As a first-time parent, there is so much that we don’t know, but thanks to Google, all of our questions can be answered in a couple of clicks.
These are some of the weirdest, but very common things new parents (myself included) Google:
1. “When will my baby sleep through the night?”
The holy grail of parenting – sleeping through the night. Something I didn’t experience until my youngest one was 2. So in total, I went through over 4 YEARS of broken sleep. On the flip side, I do know of a couple of parents who babies who slept through very early.
2. “Why is my baby so noisy?”
Babies aren’t quiet. They grunt and groan and snort and gurgle and cry. Something to be aware of that first night of room sharing!
3. “Baby poop is green”
I didn’t realise poo came in such an array of colours and textures! It all depends on how your baby is fed. Breastfed babies tend to have runnier, yellower poo than formula-fed babies. So as long as it doesn’t have any blood or mucus in it, then there’s nothing to worry about.
4. “How often should my baby poop and wee?”
I think we went through about 10-15 nappies a day at the start and generally, they were filled within minutes of a feed! And with boys, it is guaranteed that they will wee as soon as you take off their nappy. Did you know you can even get a “peepee teepee” to catch the wee?