Parenting - Other | 0-18 yrs

7 Things That Change When You Become A Parent

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Becoming a parent is one of the most rewarding experiences. When you hold your baby in your hands, you realise that things just aren't going to be the same anymore.

The decision to have a child should be carefully considered, knowing that so much will change. While some changes may be for the better, it's not easy to adjust with them.

Mothers in particular notice a lot of changes, from their body to their wardrobe to their relationships. But, dads aren't unaffected either. While both parents try to bond with their child, they also struggle to get along with each other and others around them. 

Swipe through the clips of our ClipBook to know more about the changes that a newborn brings in the lives of parents, and how to deal with them. 

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Your Body

Subtle changes start occurring in your body right from the time of conception. The 'bonding' hormone oxytocin starts flooding your body and creates feelings of love for your child. There are also likely to be changes in your breasts, bowels, repro...

Your Priorities

When you hold your bundle of joy in your hands for the first time, you begin to realise that you're responsible for taking care of this little one. The ambitions you had for your career or personal life may get sidelined as you realise that you ha...

Your Friendships

It's no surprise that your friendships change with the arrival of the little one. Quite simply, you have lesser time to hang out with your old companions. At the same time, you might just make new friends. Other young parents will probably be your...

Your Wardrobe

When you have a baby, your wardrobe often changes, almost without you noticing. Most new parents usually discard clothes that are light-coloured and expensive in favour of old tees and pajamas. Instead of dressing up, you just prefer to put clothe...

Your Brain

The neurocircuitry in your brain gets rewired when you have a baby. Hormonal changes can lead to high levels of happiness when you see your newborn child, but they can also trigger stress. The rewiring in your brain is evolutionary in nature. They...

Your Sleep Cycle

Every parent's biggest challenge is to get a good night's rest after a hectic day. However, this almost seems like impossible. Baby's sleep cycles are such that they wake up more often. Additionally, infants also need to be fed frequently. Fortuna...

Your Relationships

The arrival of a newborn also brings along new challenges in every sphere of parents's lives. The most difficult of all the issues is to keep stress levels down and enjoy life as before...

Ways To Handle The Stress Of A New Baby

The arrival of a baby fills the entire family with joy, but caring for the newborn and adjusting to the challenges takes a toll on everyone, especially the parents. However, with a little bit of planning, parents can ensure that they do not feel d...

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